Fabulous beaches and concrete jungle
Marmaris is destination mostly for tourists preferring all inclusive package tours, but it is possible to undertake here also interesting sightseeing program with swimming in beautiful bays, see ancient monuments or driving across deserted and wild mountains.
Tour around the Marmaris town
Already during driving down from the mountains to Marmaris you will be captivated by the amazing bay that around which the town was built. But it is a shame that the beaches in Marmaris are very crowded and it is even quite difficult to get through the incredible number of sun loungers to the sand. But do not worry; just go a little further and you can enjoy a wide range of wonderful beaches. During the first day you can get acquainted with the local long promenade, the old town and a great yacht harbor.
Article: Beach and promenade in Marmaris
Marmaris has basically three centers where is the largest accumulation of tourists – old town with harbor, coastal promenade that… continue reading
Article: Visit of the old part of Marmaris
The historic center of Marmaris on the northern end of the Bay of Marmara is washed by the sea from two sides – on one side there… continue reading
Article: Walk in the port in Marmaris
The port in Marmaris is surrounded on three sides by the old town, so it is ideal to see first the port and then delve the… continue reading
Walk to Icmeler
The next day you can set out to neighboring Icmeler along the coastal promenade. In Icmeler you can have lunch and swim for the remaining part of the day.
Article: Walk Marmaris - Içmeler
The most popular walk around the resort of Marmaris is a short trip along the seafront promenade to the neighboring Icmeler.… continue reading
Only seven kilometers away (along the road or the seafront promenade) from Marmaris is located in a nice cove massively growing… continue reading
Day 3 to 4
Turunc, Kumlubuk and Bozburun peninsula
Turunc is a small town in a stunning cove. It is possible to get here also by taxi-boat from Marmaris. The next day it is worth to drive along the whole coastal road up to Kumlubuk with lots of beautiful views and beaches. Alternatively, you can continue on into the interior of wild Bozburun peninsula. If you are in time pressure and want to see all this, you can do everything just during one long day.
Article: Swimming in Turunc
Turunc accessible only through a narrow mountain winding road surpassing the pass (400m asl) on the ridge separating it from the… continue reading
Article: Scenic Road Marmaris - Kumlubük
Every lover of beautiful mountain sceneries and also those who like swimming will be pleased by the road connecting Marmaris with… continue reading
Thanks to its relatively secluded location on the southeastern end of the road leading through the Bozburun peninsula is this… continue reading
Article: Drive around Bozburun peninsula
A day trip in the mountainous peninsula Bozburun will bring you to a completely different world than you experienced in Marmaris,… continue reading
Perhaps the best trip from Marmaris is the boat trip around Bozborun peninsula offering views of local beautiful mountains, bays, beaches and caves. Be sure to choose the long variant with a stop in Pregnant Church bay.
Article: Boat trip from Marmaris I.
The most beautiful trip you can make in Marmaris and its surroundings is a boat trip to nearby and distant bays. Most barkers at… continue reading
Article: Boat trip from Marmaris II.
This photoreport is continuation of beautiful boat trip from the resort of Marmaris. The shorter version of the trip is described… continue reading
You can get to nice half-moon cove Çiftlik most easily during a boat trip from Marmaris. If you want to stay here longer, so you… continue reading
Long trip to Datça peninsula
Limestone mountains, pine forests, views from the road passes beautiful beaches and ruins of ancient Knidos – all this you can see in interesting Datça peninsula.
Article: Trip to Datça peninsula
Datça peninsula contrasts with bustling Marmaris. On local calm beaches spend holidays mainly local Turkish families. Peninsula… continue reading
7 and more days
There is a wide range of possible closer and more distant trips:
- Trip to Cleopatra island (Sedir Adasi) is popular. There is not only a nice beach, but also the remains of ancient monuments. If you want to get here independently, you have to go by car to the small port of Camlı (5 km off the main road Marmaris-Mugla and in total 18 kilometers from Marmaris) and from here by boat /return ticket costs 15TL, entrance to the island 10TL).
- A popular boat trip from Marmaris is a cruise to Dalyan. The program includes a visit to beach with turtles, mud baths and view of famous tombs at the town.
- A trip to Bodrum (170 km one way).
- From Marmaris you can also go to Pamukkale, but be aware of the long journey (215 km one way).
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