It’s easy to see why people keep returning to Southern Turkey’s beautiful coastal town of Marmaris. Not so long ago Marmaris was a sleepy fishing village but these days it is one of the biggest and best holiday destinations in the whole of Turkey.
Marmaris has been described as the Turkish Riviera because of its crystal clear waters and beautiful coastline. Built around a sweeping natural bay at the foot of steep pine covered mountain slopes, it also boasts the largest yachting marina in Turkey, giving it a sophisticated feel.
Beaches, Shopping and Bars
You can try just about every kind of water sport imaginable and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Icmeler beach is one of the most popular beaches in Marmaris because of its beautiful location at the foot of pine-clad mountains.
Marmaris is also a great place for shopping. The old town is a maze of twisting little streets with Turkish style bazaars, giving it a more traditional Turkish atmosphere.
When the sun goes down Marmaris truly comes alive, with more bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants than any other Turkish coastal resort.
Cheap flights to Turkey’s Southern Coast are available at Jet2.com. Flights go to Bodrum, which is only an hour’s drive away from Marmaris.