Things to Do in Marmaris

You booked a holiday to Marmaris, but have no idea what to do here and what the benefits are of this place. Then you’re at the right place with this blog. At the end of this blog you know exactly what to do in Marmaris and which places you should have seen during this holiday.

Information about Marmaris

Marmaris is a Turkish seaside resort and is very popular among tourists. Marmaris is located in a private benefit on the Lycian coast. Near this Lycian coast meet the Mediterranean sea and aegean sea. This ensures that the water on the coast of this beautiful city is very bright and forms an ideal bathing water. However, the city also has an extensive marina which can be very nice to visit. Marmaris is seen by most of the tourists as a more cosy city than Antalya. On which Antalya is again known for its beautiful beaches. Some of these beaches are even on our most beautiful beaches of Turkey list.

Marmaris is located on the well-known Turkish riviera rich in attractions. Interested? read our blog about the best activities and sights in the Turkish riviera.

Beaches Marmaris

Marmaris has 2 beaches that are accessible from the city centre. One beach is a public beach where you can take your rest and enjoy the sun. Next to this beach is a more Tourist city that stretches over sun 10 kilometers. This beach offers many activities such as: parasailing, renting jet skis or behind a boat on a tire.
In the surrounding areas of Marmaris, however, there are beaches that are really worth visiting. For example, the well-known Cleopatra beach is about 16 kilometres away from the centre of Marmaris. Would you rather have a beach closer to Marmaris we recommend that you visit the Gunnucek beach. The oil that comes from these trees is also used for the perfume and medicine industry.

In and around Marmaris

Marmaris is best known for its beach and nightlife. However, there are a number of sights that are really worth visiting. However, Turkish culture is still clearly visible here and is mixed with Western culture. You can see this in marmaris’ streetscape.

Marmaris marina

As described earlier, there is a large marina in Marmaris. This port is full of Turkey’s most beautiful, largest and luxurious yachts. So it’s really worth visiting. Marmaris, however, is also on a well-known cruiseship route. Tip: If you make a cruise, you do not need the cheapest visa Turkey 2020. Next to the beautiful boats there are several restaurants, shops and bars in the harbour. In short a nice afternoon wandering around the harbour is a real must. Tip: the drinks in the harbour are also a lot cheaper than in the busy centre.

You can also take a boat trip to Greece from the port.

Marmaris castle

Marmaris Castle

Marmaris Castle is still in excellent condition which was made possible by the restoration that took place in the 80s and 90s. The renovation was partly used as a museum which can be visited daily for the public. The castle is about 10 meters high. Which ensures that you have a beautiful view over the city and the bright sea of the Turkish riviera. As a visitor, you can take a walk through the courtyards and along the old walls. However, opening hours are limited inquiry, so before leaving, please check it out. Visiting this castle only costs you 3 euros and is therefore well worth it.

De bazaar van Marmaris

Marmaris Bazaar is partially covered and is close to the city centre. It is therefore a real must for someone who likes shopping. However, it is not very authentic anymore and the sellers are very intrusive. Most sellers even appeal to you in Dutch to sell you something. The various shops in the bazaar are known for their replica brands. However, you can pay here with the Turkish lira or the Euro. The difference between the two Currencies we left for you in the blog all you need to know about paying in Turkey. In Turkey you also have the opportunity to finish. Haggling is a real art in Turkey, so read our blog with the best ways to finish in Turkey. You care a lot of money.

Do you know, however, that there is a regulation for what you can take from Turkey.

How do I get to Marmaris

When you go on holiday to Marmaris, it’s best to fly at Dalaman Airport. There are several airlines that fly to it. You are about 3.5 hours on the way to Dalaman (from schiphol). The travel time from the airport to the centre of Marmaris is a small 1.5 hours. In short, an ideal holiday with a relatively short travel time.

However, if you would like to take out a travel insurance (which we highly recommend) for your holiday to Marmaris. However, there are some things I should pay attention to while taking out your travel insurance. We have written a blog about this so you can be sure which travel insurance is suitable for you and what to look out for.


You know exactly what to do in Marmaris and what things you should have seen during your holiday to Marmaris. We as a visa4me hope that you have a nice holiday and what this blog has for your vacation.

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