With sandy beaches, historic structures, buzzing bazaars and exhilarating water sports, visitors to Marmaris are spoilt for choice. Head to the Grand Bazaar to soak up the local culture, shop for leather goods or try a delicious kebab. For a day out, travel over 2,000 years back in time by exploring the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Knidos or take a dip from a beach like no other on Cleopatra’s Island.
Choosing where to stay depends on what you’re looking for in Marmaris. While beachfront hotels in Marmaris town are near the biggest shopping areas and attractions, self-catering apartment in Turunc and Selimiye bring you closer to the laid-back lifestyle of the Turkish Riviera. From low-budget to five-star hotels and from bed & breakfast to all-inclusive resorts, accommodation in Marmaris caters to every traveler: couples, solo travelers, families or large groups.
With an abundance of shops selling all sorts of merchandise from international brands to traditional goods, shopping in Marmaris is a whirlwind experience. Whether you want to practice your haggling skills in the busy local market, spot discounted items in factory outlets or spoil yourself with luxury items from high-class shops, the choices never end. Decorate your house with a traditional carpet design from Silk Road, drape yourself in exquisite jewelry from Vogue Diamonds or find branded clothes and boating accessories in Netsel Marina.
From the best international cuisine to the most addictive Turkish food and for all kinds of budgets, Marmaris is a food-lover’s fantasy. A large variety of specialized restaurants serve traditional, exotic, spicy dishes and fast food from morning to midnight. Steaks, pastas, pizzas, salads… you name it, they’ve got it. Although there is an extensive list of restaurants, in high season it is still worth booking ahead.
A Marmaris vacation includes exciting excursions, historical sites, cultural activities, and sandy beaches that will dazzle all visitors to Turkey. From families to couples, solo travelers, and group of carefree single friends, there are countless attractions in this coastal town for everyone. While numerous ancient sites keep history lovers occupied, water sports like sailing and scuba diving deliver thrilling experiences for the most adventurous travelers.
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