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Cheap holidays in Marmaris

Surrounded by natural beauty, Marmaris holidays offer an endless list of things to do. Feel free to laze away the days on the beach but don’t be surprised if you’re soon infected with the resorts energetic zest for life.

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  • Date:13 May 2014
  • For:7 Nights
  • Board:Self Catering
  • From:London Gatwick
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  • Date:09 May 2014
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Facts about Marmaris
  • Currency: New Turkish Lira although the Euro is widely accepted
  • Population: Approx 31,000
  • Main Language: Turkish
  • Main Religion: Islam
  • Flight Time from UK: Approx 4 hrs
  • Time Difference: GMT +2
  • International dialling Code: (0090) +252

Marmaris is a bustling resort and port city in Muğla Province, south west Turkey. A far cry from the sleepy fishing village it once was, Marmaris yet retains the charm of other Turkish holiday resorts as it’s tucked between pine-covered mountains and the small bays and inlets of the Datça Peninsula, which separates the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.

One of the biggest attractions of Marmaris is the Netsel Marina, which is a state-of-the-art facility that draws yachting enthusiasts from all over the world who like to keep their vessels in the marina in winter. The resulting tourism has helped Marmaris develop some great restaurants, world-class shopping and exciting nightlife that complement very good beaches. The city is also a favoured departure point for cruises that regularly go up and down the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts.

Beyond the nightlife, fashion parade and glittering shops lie turquoise coves, mountainous territory, beautiful bays and ruins of ancient cities - all within the distance of a daily cruise, jeep safari or bus trip. Close to nearby resorts like Bodrum (102 miles) or Fethiye (81 miles) and Dalaman (74 miles), Marmaris has the distinction of being one of the biggest marina towns, attracting as many as 400,000 visitors during peak season and offering nightlife that rivals any other resort on the Turkish coast.

Book holidays to Marmaris by filling in your dates using our comparison tool. You can view the cheapest flights from any departure point to airports in Turkey, including the Dalaman International airport, from which shuttle services regularly go to Marmaris. Adjust the board and star rating settings to view the type of deals that suit your taste and budget best.

Attractions and Excursions in Marmaris

Presiding over the city, Marmaris Castle is said to have been on the site since 3,000 BC, although legend states that when the town was invaded by Alexander the Great, the inhabitants of the town sensed defeat, stacked their valuables in the castle and burned them before escaping to the surrounding hills. The present structure was built in the 16th century by Süleyman the Magnificent, and houses Marmaris Museum, which has natural and ethnographic exhibits. Well worth a visit, the castle affords stunning views over the large port marina and out to sea.

Visitors can take a day trip to Cleopatra Island (Sedir Island) north of the city in the Gulf of Gökova. This isle is home to Cleopatra Beach, where you will discover fine, yellow sand that is not present on any other beach in the Eastern Mediterranean. Legend states that Marc Antony shipped the sand in from Egypt for his honeymoon with Cleopatra; however, tests suggest that the sand, which is high in sodium-bicarbonate, actually consists of sand-like empty seashells that took millions of years to dissolve.

A visit to Marmaris wouldn’t be complete without a night on the town. Plenty of beachfront bars line Folk Beach and Long Beach to serve delicious sundown cocktails, and provide a perfect place to watch the warm sun set (Turtle Bay gets good reviews). For afterwards, there are a wide selection of bars and clubs on Bar Street (watch out for steep prices) and many different types of entertainment on offer including outdoor clubbing, foam parties, karaoke and even an open air-pub with tropical greenery and decorative bridges.

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An upmarket marina, cobbled streets, great beaches and classy clubs make Marmaris a prime attraction in Turkey. If you’re eager to meet new friends, socialise and embark on thrilling new adventures on the Turkish Rivieria, opt for Marmaris, where the fun never stops. Fill in your holiday dates using our comparison tool to book holidays to Marmaris.

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