The holiday resort of Marmaris has simply exploded in popularity over the last few years and we don't see this changing in 2013 or into 2014. This Turkish Mediterranean resort offers an intoxicating combination of warm weather, historic sites, beautiful surroundings, a great nightlife and a ready availability of cheap Marmaris holiday deals! Combined, this resort seems unstoppable!
In addition to all of this, Marmaris is also a centre for diving and sailing, so if you want to get out on the open water, or see what lies beneath the surface then a holiday to Marmaris could be just the ticket.
With up to 14 hours of sunshine a day in the sunniest months, a holiday to Marmaris will certainly get you to the beach, enjoying the sun, the sand and the warm seas, without putting too much pressure on your budget. Which is why it's a regular in our weekly Top 20 Deals too.
All Marmaris holidays will start with a flight into Dalaman Airport, which is the nearest to this popular destination. Flights here from the UK will take around four hours direct, and with travelling times on indirect flights vastly outweighing any small savings in price, you should be on holiday in Marmaris in no time.
Look for package holidays to Marmaris if you want to keep things nice and simple. The airport is around a 90-minute drive from the resort, so the easiest way to arrange this is to book a holiday with transfers included, even if you have to pay a little extra. It's also worth checking if your hotel offers this service if you're booking your flights and accommodation separately. There are also dedicated shuttle bus services that you can book online or catch once you arrive, and of course, if you're planning on touring the area a little you could also look into renting a car from Dalaman Airport.
Taxis are also available, although they will be significantly more expensive. Whichever option you choose, you should find getting to Marmaris and starting your holiday relatively simple!
Marmaris seems almost entirely made out of hotels once you get away from the Old Town, so finding somewhere to stay on your holiday to Marmaris will not be difficult. The beach is long, meaning that there are a huge number of beachfront hotels too, although if you're looking to save money searching out a hotel just back from the seafront can be a great way to do so.
There are more hotels popping up on the outskirts of Marmaris too, offering more space and a chance of peace and quiet amongst the mountains, rather than in the hustle and bustle of the resorts. Many of these are skewed towards luxury Marmaris holidays, although the prices remain very reasonable.
If you're after a family holiday in Marmaris then look towards the more southerly end of the beach, which tends to be quieter. The Strip is located by the Old Town and the Marina, which are at the northerly end of the beach, so look to stay closer to here on your holiday to Marmaris if you're planning on partying the nights away.
Most hotels offer all inclusive holiday packages in Marmaris, although there are an increasing number of self catering places available too. Whichever you choose, you will also be able to find a range of restaurants and bars close to your hotel, wherever you stay.
If you can drag yourself away from the wonderfully long beach on your holiday in Marmaris then you will find a range of other things to do as well. The Atlantis Water Park is probably the most popular attraction in the resort, offering plenty of thrill rides as well as some more sedate offerings, making it a great place for families as well as groups of friends and couples. For something a little more cultural, the Bazaar or the Castle are the highlights.
You should also spend some time in the Marina, and if you like walking, take a trip all the way along the sea front and beyond to Icmeler which is the neighbouring beach, offering quiet stretches of sand and a different range of beachfront cafes and bars.
For many, Marmaris holidays are an ideal opportunity for some sailing, with a choice of charter and day rental, as well as boats offering a whole range of day trips - whether that's to nearby islands, or aimed at all day drinking! There are also some exhilarating water sports on offer if you need more thrills.
Try our Marmaris guide for more.
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