Marmaris is a port town on the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera in southwest Turkey. Nowadays this beautiful town is mostly known as a tourist resort. This is because the quaint Mediterranean charm and weather attracts a lot of visitors to holidays in Marmaris.
The town has a long and interesting history too, perfect for history buffs. The earliest remnants of settlers on the site dates back to 3000 BC and Alexander the Great was said to have invaded in 334 BC. There is still an ancient castle in the area that regularly hosts exhibits about the town’s history that is a must see on holidays to Marmaris.
Holidays in Marmaris are also perfect for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday. The Mediterranean climate means that the volcanic sands of the Marmaris beaches are always full of tourists enjoying themselves by the clear waters.
Marmaris is also famous for its nightlife. There is a range of bars and nightlife to suit everyone along the promenade and Bar Street. Marmaris holidays strike the perfect balance between having a lively night scene while also being very family friendly.
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Marmaris is on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, meaning that it has a lovely Mediterranean climate, making it perfect for holidays all year round. Here is a more detailed run through of the average monthly weather:
Marmaris holidays pack a lot of value when it comes to activities. There are a range of things to see and do in and around the town to interest anyone and everyone. From relaxing beaches to daring day trips, Marmaris has it all.
The Marmaris beach has all of the beach necessities: sand, sun and sea. There is also a range of water sports and diving opportunities available for those seeking a little adventure on their beach holidays. To top it all off there is a range of bars, cafes and restaurants all right on the sands, meaning that you really don’t have to leave the beach all days if you don’t want to.
If the beach doesn’t sound relaxing enough to you, then it may be time to visit a world famous Turkish Bath. At a Turkish Bath you will be treated to a sauna, exfoliating scrub and soapy massage for the ultimate relaxing experience. Men can also treat themselves to a razor close Turkish shave. Marmaris just so happens to be the home of the oldest Turkish Bath House in the world.
History flows through Marmaris’ veins, from castles dating back to 3000 BC, to remnants of an invasion by Alexander the Great, the town has seen it all. The Marmaris Castle features exhibits from throughout the town’s varied history, making it a must see on holiday in Marmaris.
Marmaris happens to be an hour’s catamaran ride from the Greek island of Rhodes. Many companies offer day trips over to the island to take in the Greek and Medieval culture of the city. A lot of people go on holidays to Marmaris for a change of scenery, so why not take the opportunity for another change? Just remember to bring your passport.