Marmaris travel guide

Weather and climate

This beautiful city is position between the Mediterranean and Aegean means it gets the best of both climates. Expect long, hot summers and cool winters, with the rain starting to fall as the autumn arrives, around October. The heat peaks in July and August, with the temperature climbing into the mid-20s and dips into single figures in December and January. 

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Marmaris is best for…

Night-owls: If you’re looking for world-class parties, head for ‘Bar Street’ in the centre of town. Here, you’ll find bars and clubs, offering everything from dress-code evenings to foam parties and live music. Bars open late in the evening and stay open until early in the morning.

Diving: Marmaris holidays Turkey are set where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean Sea, creating outstanding conditions for snorkelling and scuba-diving. Explore colourful coral reefs and get up, close and personal with shoals of shimmering fish in clear blue waters.

Families: Beyond the beautiful beach, there are plenty of days out for those travelling with children. Enjoy the watery rides and slides at the Atlantis Waterpark or head to the town centre by night and enjoy a family dinner, while watching the colourful dancing fountains.

Fast Facts

Language: The official language spoken here is Turkish. While the locals seem to have a good grip on most European languages, it’s worth a packing a phrasebook or downloading an app, just in case.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your pennies and pounds for Turkish Lira before jetting off on your holiday.

Local time: This part of Turkey is two hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Flights land at Dalaman International Airport, which is roughly 95km from the city centre.

Flight time from UK: Between four and four and a half hours, depending on where you fly from

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found here https://www.marmaristown.com/marmaris-travel-info.asp.

Visa / health: Before you travel, click here fwww.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holidays.

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Getting around

By dolmus: While the bus services in and around this city are in good order, the preferred method of transport is the dolmus. These are minibuses which leave from the city centre and stop when requested. Dolmus services tend to stop running at around 2am

By taxi: Taxis are plentiful and can be hailed from the roadside or booked in advance. Be sure to agree on the fare with your driver before getting in.

By water taxi: If you want to travel further afield to Icmeler or Turunc, you’ll be able to catch a water taxi from the seafront. 

Events

Marmaris Spring Festival: Book your Marmaris holidays in May and you could catch the spectacular Maritime and Spring Festival. There are plenty of activities on land and at sea, including yacht races, sporting events, street theatre and live music concerts.

Marmaris Cinema Festival: Film buffs and those with an interest in World Cinema should book travel here in June, when the Film Festival rolls into town. With seven different films, by seven different directors, held over seven days, it’s a week’s worth of reel-to-reel relaxation!

International Marmaris Yacht Festival: Mid-May sees the biggest event in the local, maritime calendar. Wander through the markets, live music and street performers to the marina and you’ll see an astonishing collection of pristine yachts and boats from all over the world.