Marmaris

Travel Guide
Knidos showing rocky coastline

Explore the cobblestoned Old Town, stroll along a palm-lined promenade and enjoy lounging and watersports on the sand and pebble beaches in this popular resort town.

A large and lively resort town, Marmaris is surrounded by blue seas and pine tree-carpeted mountains. Walk around the modern marina, explore the charming Old Town’s Ottoman castle and try watersports on the lengthy beach, which extends along the town’s edge.

Learn about the region’s history. Though Marmaris now makes most of its money from tourism, it wasn’t always that way. Long before people began to travel the world for fun, this port town served as a center for trade because of its strategic position between the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. By the mid 15th century, the town and surrounding region had come under control of the Ottoman Empire.

Delve into the past of Marmaris by strolling along the steep streets of Old Town, where traditional centuries-old buildings contrast with the more modern development around the port. Dominating Old Town is the imposing Marmaris Castle, built by Süleyman the Magnificent in 1522. Amble around the castle’s walls and explore the small museum inside, which contains historic artifacts and archaeological finds. Also of note is the town’s Grand Bazaar, where sellers offer clothing, rugs, souvenirs and jewelry. Haggling is expected.

For a break from sightseeing, don a swimsuit and head for Marmaris Urban Beach. Get here early to find a good spot and enjoy a swim in the clean, clear waters. Adjacent to Maramis Urban Beach is Marmaris Long Beach, which runs for about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and is backed by a pedestrianized café and bar-lined promenade. Venture farther south to Icmeler Beach to try parasailing and other watersports.

For Turkish-style relaxation, opt for a session in a traditional hammam, or Turkish bath. Among the oldest in town are the 16th-century Suleymaniye Hamam. These baths accept couples and families only.

Marmaris is located on Turkey’s so-called “Turquoise Coast” in the southwestern part of the country, near Greece’s Dodecanese Islands. To get here, fly to Marmaris’ Dalaman Airport. Travel to Rhodes by boat in less than 1 hour.

L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris
The price is AU$46 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Marmaris City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Port Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Icmeler Beach is 2.9 mi ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Minimalist Konfor
"Otel işletmecisi Gizem Hanım ile iletişim kurmak çok kolaydı. Bize nazik bir şekilde tüm kuralları girişimizden önce iletti. Otelin tasarımına bayıldık. Çok minimalist fakat ihtiyacınız olan her şey mevcut. Oda çok temizdi. Kendimizi evimizde gibi hissettik. Tüm emekleriniz için teşekkürler."

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2021

L'olive Homes
Aurasia Beach Hotel
Aurasia Beach Hotel
Siteler Mah. 238 Sok No 9, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is AU$80 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Marmaris City Center hotel is just steps away from Atlantis Water Park and Marmaris Beach. Icmeler Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (55 reviews)
"One of the best hotels I’ve stayed at , rooms, staff all perfect, the hotel restaurant is one of the best in marmaris and the beach area at the front is so relaxing and the guy who looks after you , is one of the friendliest people you will meet , be back next year for sure"

Reviewed on 28 Oct. 2021

Aurasia Beach Hotel
D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla
Offering direct access to the beach, this Marmaris resort is within 20 mi (32 km) of Girl Sand Beach, Icmeler Beach and Nirvana Beach. Turgut Falls and Ataturk ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (149 reviews)
"We like everything about D Maris! Amazing location, exceptional friendly and professional staff, wonderful restaurants and crystal clear water!"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2021

D Maris Bay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris
The price is AU$46 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Marmaris City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Port Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Icmeler Beach is 2.9 mi ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Minimalist Konfor
"Otel işletmecisi Gizem Hanım ile iletişim kurmak çok kolaydı. Bize nazik bir şekilde tüm kuralları girişimizden önce iletti. Otelin tasarımına bayıldık. Çok minimalist fakat ihtiyacınız olan her şey mevcut. Oda çok temizdi. Kendimizi evimizde gibi hissettik. Tüm emekleriniz için teşekkürler."

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2021

L'olive Homes
Sun Apartments
Sun Apartments
Merkez Mah 298 Sok No 5, Marmaris
The price is AU$895 per night from 28 Dec. to 28 Dec.
Located in Marmaris City Center, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marmaris Amphitheater and Marmaris Beach. Blue Port Shopping Center and Aqua Dream ...
4/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
for the price well above the norm ,
"location was a bit of walk to the beach and shops but there was local markets close by the apartment and staff are very good pool are very good evening entertaining good for children, as well as adults party life recommend it overall several rebook,, year after year ,,staff really do try"

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2017

Sun Apartments
Grand Aquarium
Grand Aquarium
245 Sok No: 2, Gölenye Mevkii Içmeler, Marmaris
This family-friendly Marmaris aparthotel is located near the beach, 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Icmeler Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marmaris Beach and Atlantis ...
3.8/5 Good! (101 reviews)
"Hotel charges for the air conditioner an extra. Despite of accepting to pay the extra amount, they switched off the air conditioner in our room in the middle of the night and I had to go down to front desk, spend half an hour to fix this issue. There are no elevators and you need to carry your luggage ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

Grand Aquarium
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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