Marmaris Welcomes You…
Winter evenings nowadays are cold and dark so i decided to write about somewhere which will take you to summer time and melt your heart.. This article is about one of the most beautiful holiday resorts in Turkey… Marmaris… Marmaris is especially famous for pine forests, wonderful bays and amazing sea…I hope while reading this article your mind will take you from this cold weather to warm and sunny days again…
How can you go to Marmaris?
Marmaris is located in the South-western coast of Turkey… It has amazing beaches both in Aegean and Medditerrian seas. You can reach Marmaris in several ways. You can go by plane and land in Dalaman Airport and reach Marmaris from there or you can use boats from other cities of Turkey like Bodrum or even from one of Greek isle like Rhodes. You can go to Marmaris by bus from most of the cities of Turkey…
On the way to Marmaris you will have amazing view of Akyaka bay from the top of the hill, take it as indicator- you are approaching that famous holiday spot… After going down from the hill and reach Akyaka Bay you will start to climb again and reach Marmaris…
Where to stay in Marmaris?
In Marmaris you have many oppourtunities where to stay. You can either stay in a small and cheap hotel or you can stay in a luxurious five star hotel. There are many hotels located in both city center and the small towns of Marmaris like İçmeler and Turunç. The location of the hotel depends on your choice. The sea in İçmeler and Turunç is better than in Marmaris but their location is a bit far from city center.
What To Do in Marmaris?
Marmaris city center is quite big when you compare with other city centers of holiday resorts in Turkey. There is a large marina(port) where you can see many yatches and boats. There are many different restaurants with large range of cusines. You can taste Turkish Kebabs, Aegean fish or even Chineese and Tai food. Marmaris give you such oppourtunities.
In Marmaris city center there is a big indoor bazaar with wide products range from leather clothes, diamonds, jewelleries to little souveniours and spicies.
It is so easy to reach Marmaris city center from towns nearby by dolmuş (mini bus) which is a public transportation mainly used by tourist in Marmaris. On the front windows of all these minibuses the route number is written. So when you know the number of your location you can use them easily.
İçmeler is a town which is so close to Marmaris. It is almost 10 kilometers from city center and is famous for beachs and sea. As there is current in th sea water always stays clean and clear. There are many hotels and entertainment attractions in İçmeler … Many tourists go to İçmeler by dolmuş everyday to swim in beautiful sea.
Sedir Island is famous among all tourists who come to Marmaris because of it’s unique sand. According to legend sand was taken there by Cleopatra. That’s why the other name of this island is Cleapatra Island. Legends tells, Cleopatra loved to have sunbathing on this island. It is almost 20 kilometers far from Marmaris on the way to Muğla.
To protect this sand it is forbidden to lay on that beach. But you can enjoy swimming in that little bay which looks like a pool.
In order to reach Sedir Island, you can park your car in parking lot in Çamlı Port and take the boat which will directly take you to Sedir Island.
There are some ruins and amphi theater in Sedir Island. There is also a small cafe where you can buy sandwiches and drinks.
I strongly recommend you to visti Sedir Island when you go to Marmaris.
Kızkumu (Maiden’s sand)
This is another extraordinary natural bay of Marmaris. It is located almost 35 kilometers from Marmaris city center. In this bay you can walk in the sea for meters while you friends are swimming just few meters far from you. According to legend while a princess was trying to escape from pirates, she put stones to her skirt and started to walk on the sea while throwing those stones to water. Unfortunately the stones on her skirt was over before she reached the other side so she drawn in the water.
Kızkumu bay is on the way to Datça from Marmaris and it is so close to Orhaniye town of Marmaris. You can either go there by car or take a boat tour.
Sea is wonderful in there….
Turunc is an amazing bay which is situated almost 20 kilometers from Marmaris city center. Turunç is just after İçmeler town on the other side of the hill. You can go to Turunç by boat also. There are taxi boats in Marmaris city center which can easily take you there so you dont have to drive in narrow road from İçmeler to Turunç. Turunç is famous for fabulous sea… You can enjoy swimming in wonderful sea in Turunç bay. In this small Aegean town there are also many hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy eating fish.
Dalyan is almost 75 kilometers far from Marmaris. You can go there by boats from Marmaris. Dalyan is a fabulous place due to wonderful beach where sea turtles leave their eggs in the season of reproduction. There are tombs of ancient king.You can enjoy boat trips in the canals of little rivers which flow to sea and even take mud bath which cures many kind of diseases.
Jeep safari is another attraction for tourists in Marmaris. Jeep safari is daily jeep tour which takes you to one of little villages situated close to Marmaris. On this jeep tours you can go to Turunç, Akyaka and Kızkumu too. Travelling by jeep in forests of Marmaris is one of the most popular attractions among tourists. On jeep safari dont forget to taste real Marmaris pine honey from the village.
Daily Boat Tour
In Marmaris city center and İçmeler many different boats are wating to take you to beautiful bays of Marmaris. According to your budget either you can rent a boat with your friends or you can get on a public boat. These boat tour usually depart at 9-10 am and arrives at 5-6 pm.
Marmaris castle is located on the hill behind the marina in Marmaris. There is a museum in the castle and restaurant/bar just near castle from where you can watch amazing Marmaris view.
Nigh life is great in Marmaris. There is a Bar street in city center where you can find any kind of bar or club you want. There is another place called Uzunyalı in Marmaris which was also popular in the past ,because of great clubs and bars, but recently most of them are closed and some of them moved to Bar street in city center.
Most popular clubs are Arenna, Back Street, Crazy Daisy which are located in Bar street.
As you can see a holiday in Marmaris isn’t just a beach hotel holiday. It is much more enjoyable…Marmaris offers you many attractions. If you want to have an amazing holiday, Marmaris Welcomes You…