Quick Guide to Marmaris
The holiday resort of Marmaris has been gaining more and more popularity over the last few years and we don't see this changing in 2017. This Turkish Mediterranean resort offers an intoxicating combination of warm weather, historic sites, beautiful surroundings, 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 it's the place to be if you want to get out on the open water, or see what lies beneath the surface. Cheap holidays to Marmaris could be just the ticket for your next trip.
With up to 14 hours of sunshine a day in the sunniest months, cheap holidays 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. That's why Turkey holidays are a regular in our weekly Top 20 Deals too.
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Winter sun, Beach holidays, Boat trips
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Top 5 Things to do off the Beach in Marmaris
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.
- Atlantis Water Park
- 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 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.
- Marmaris harbour
- Stroll down the harbour and explore the authentic wooden-hulled yachts, sail boats and traditional fishing boats. They stand in contrast to the yachts worth millions nearby.
- 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.
- Ancient Castle
- Marmaris is overlooked by an ancient castle, which is home to a small museum. Head inside and learn about the local history, with seven galleries featuring nautical, archaeology and ethnography exhibits and a small art gallery. And the views over the town are pretty fantastic.
How to get to Marmaris
All Marmaris holidays will start with a flight into Dalaman Airport, which is the nearest to this popular destination. Opt for direct flights from the UK, which take around four hours - travelling times on indirect flights vastly outweigh any small savings in price.
Look for package holidays to Marmaris if you want to keep things nice and simple or if you're lucky you might find a last minute deal, to help keep things cheap. 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!
Where to stay in Marmaris
Marmaris seems almost entirely made out of hotels once you get away from the Old Town, so finding somewhere to stay will not be difficult. The beach is long, meaning there are a huge number of beachfront hotels too, although you can save money by picking a hotel just back from the seafront.
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 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. You will also be able to find a range of restaurants and bars close to your hotel, wherever you stay.