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Marmaris Holidays

Marmaris Holidays

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Destination Highlights

  • Around 3.5km of coastline
  • Great for families and groups
  • Buzzing nightlife
  • Plenty of local activities
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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Marmaris?

    Boasting around 3.5km of stunning coastline on the Turquoise coast, holidays to Marmaris are a beach-lover's dream. The shore is a mixture of sand and small pebbles with private sections of beach containing imported sand. As the city of Marmaris is lined with one continuous stretch of beach, the best and only beach to visit in the city is Marmaris Beach! Lined with restaurants and within walking distance of plenty of shops, Marmaris Beach is very popular and often busy. The crystal-clear waters and colourful marine life also make it the perfect place to explore the underwater world.

    What are the top hotels in Marmaris?

    Some of the best hotels in Marmaris include:

    • Green Nature Resort and Spa – in a beautiful lush green setting just 500m from the beach, this All Inclusive hotel features three pools, three kids pools, waterslides and activities for all ages. A top choice for families.
    • Grand Ideal Premium - looking for a luxury five-star escape with the beach just a few steps away? The Grand Ideal Premium is in the heart of the action, offers modern accommodation and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday under the Turkish sun.
    • Club Alize - this four-star family hotel has guests returning year after year! Great value, fantastic service and fun activities and entertainment to keep you smiling throughout your holiday.
    • Green Nature Diamond - a fantastic five-star hotel located on the beachfront, this hotel features five delightful restaurants, a kids club, watersports on the beachfront, a relaxing spa and fabulous evening entertainment.
    • Club Exelsior - this hotel is perfect for a budget-friendly getaway to Marmaris with family, friends or a loved one. With a lively pool area, outstanding entertainment and comfortable apartments, a stay at the Club Exelsior is fun from start to finish.
    • Ideal Prime Beach Hotel - another luxurious pick, this five-star hotel is set on its own private beach and features plenty of activities, multiple dining options and a tranquil spa. A brilliant choice for couples or families seeking pure relaxation.

    Marmaris hotel

    What's the food like in Marmaris?

    The food in Marmaris is indicative of typical Turkish cuisine. With roots in the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cuisine also incorporates influences from other cuisines such as Persian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan. It’s easy to see why holidays to Marmaris are filled with indulging in delicious cuisine, some of our favourite must-try dishes include:

    • Dolma - grape leaves stuffed with fruit, vegetables, meat or seafood.
    • Hummous – a delicious dip made of chickpeas.
    • Lountza - dried smoked pork tenderloin dish.
    • Fresh seafood – a variety of fresh seafood dishes are served in Marmaris restaurants, due to its location by the sea.
    • Kuzu guvec - a traditional lamb casserole with aubergine, tomatoes, peppers and onions.
    • Baklava - a filo pastry dessert with chopped nuts and honey or syrup.
    Marmaris food

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    Where’s the best nightlife in Marmaris?

    Marmaris is melting pot of late night restaurants, chic coastal bars and nightclubs open until sunrise. Two main areas dominate the Marmaris nightlife, Long Beach in the southern stretch and Bar Street located by the marina. Bar Street is a lively strip of loud music bars and bustling clubs, whereas Long Beach has a more relaxed vibe with cool late-night bars and live music. Need a recommendation? Check out these top spots:

    • Talk of the Town - famous for its amazing drag cabaret shows, this nightclub and beach bar is the place to go for an unforgettable evening.
    • Santana Bar - if you’re looking for something different, Santana Bar is a brilliant karaoke bar that entertains guests through the night.
    • Black Mirror Bar - great drinks, friendly people and a lively atmosphere… what more could you ask for?
    • Blackpool Bar - a beachfront family-friendly restaurant (located in Marmaris, not Lancashire) with excellent evening entertainment after the sun sets.

    Things to do in Marmaris

    Marmaris Castle

    Originally built around 3000BC, rebuilt in 1522 and restored in 1991, Marmaris Castle holds a fantastic amount of history and is a top pick for culture and history buffs. Made up of seven indoor areas, the Marmaris Castle and Museum houses a brilliant collection of artefacts and offers a unique insight into the past of this Turkish city.

    Visit a Turkish bath

    No trip to Turkey is complete without a visit to a Turkish bath. A perfect place to unwind, relax and be pampered. Enjoy a steam bath, body scrub and massages with foam and aromatherapy oils as you leave all your troubles behind and enjoy complete relaxation.

    Day trip to Marmaris Turtle Beach & Dalyan mud baths

    Book an excursion to travel to the town of Dalyan, where you can enjoy the natural mud baths and thermal hot springs that are said to leave you looking and feeling five years younger. From here, a boat trip will take you past stunning ancient tombs built into the cliff side and to Iztuzu Beach where endangered loggerhead turtles lay their eggs.

    Aqua Dream Waterpark

    Sprawled across 44,000m2, the Aqua Dream Waterpark is splashtastic fun for all ages. With a number of slides ranging from the adrenaline-fuelled Kamikaze to racing down the Multi-slide, the Aqua Dream Waterpark has something to entertain everyone – and there’s even a top restaurant serving everything from seafood to kebabs.

    Sedir Island

    A day out for sun-seekers and history enthusiasts alike, Sedir Island is perfect for a day-long adventure with friends or a loved one. Explore the historic ruins, relax on Cleopatra Beach and dip into the clear, sparkling waters.

    Shop in the Grand Bazzar

    If you’re looking for a Turkish shopping experience, head to the Grand Bazzar and take a look around the many shops and stalls. Wander the colourful corridors and treat yourself! From sparkling jewellery to fashionable clothes, fragrant spices to delicate ornaments – you could spend hours here, simply browsing from shop to shop.


    What's the weather like in Marmaris?

    Holidays to Marmaris are filled with blue skies and sunshine – making it perfect for beach holidays. The best time to visit Marmaris is between May and October, as average temperatures are at 20°c and above. If you prefer the scorching heat, July and August boast average temperatures of 27°c and 28°c. Those who love to dip into the warm sea should visit between July and September, when the average sea temperature lies between 25°c and 26°c!

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 10 °c 17 °c 7 h
    Feb 10 °c 16 °c 7 h
    Mar 13 °c 16 °c 9 h
    Apr 16 °c 17 °c 11 h
    May 20 °c 20 °c 12 h
    Jun 25 °c 23 °c 13 h
    Jul 28 °c 25 °c 14 h
    Aug 27 °c 26 °c 13 h
    Sep 24 °c 25 °c 11 h
    Oct 20 °c 23 °c 9 h
    Nov 15 °c 21 °c 8 h
    Dec 12 °c 18 °c 7 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Marmaris

    How long does it take to fly to Marmaris?

    It takes about 4 hours to fly to Marmaris from the UK.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Marmaris?

    Marmaris is 2 hours ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Marmaris?

    The official currency of Marmaris is the Turkish Lira.

    What language do they speak in Marmaris?

    The official language spoken in Marmaris is Turkish.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Marmaris?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Marmaris?

    You currently don't need to pay tourist tax when staying in Marmaris.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Marmaris?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Marmaris on the FCO website.


    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Marmaris for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Julie Wilkinson:


    Third year booked with on the beach excellent company

    Dorina:


    On the beach is a reliable, trustworthy site where you can choose a holiday at the best price. It is very easy to use and I will always book my holidays with them .

    Miss Takhar:


    Amazing service from Angela. Angela called back whenever she committed to and worked really hard to get us the perfect holiday. I will 100% use on the beach again due to the service received. The aftercare has also been easy to access and very responsive.

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    Top Marmaris Hotels

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    Elegance

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    Grand Ideal Premium

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    Aegean Park

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    Lalila Blue Suites

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    Golden Star Otel

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    Tropikal

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    Marmaris Weather

    Marmaris is pretty much permanently warm. Even winter days rarely go below 10° Celsius, and the height of summer sees the thermometer shoot above 30° Celsius. The water temperature is conducive to swimming in the light blue sea, and from May to October you're guaranteed no rain - so pack your Factor 30! One thing's for sure: if it's sun, sea and sand you want, Marmaris holidays are just the ticket. 

    Jan 13ºC
    Feb 15ºC
    Mar 16ºC
    Apr 18ºC
    May 21ºC
    Jun 24ºC
    Jul 27ºC
    Aug 27ºC
    Sep 25ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 16ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Things To Do on Marmaris Holidays

    No Marmaris holiday would be complete without a spot of yachting - this is the cruise capital of Turkey, so be sure to get on board a yacht or ferry for some music and mirth on the Med. Talking of cruises, you're only one hour from Rhodes here too, so it's the perfect opportunity to taste a slice of Greek culture.

    That said, there's enough culture here to keep even the most fastidious tourist happy: day trips to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus, jeep safaris into the surrounding woodland and trips to the archaic white castle, home to Marmaris Museum with its seven galleries and Ottoman artefacts.