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Where to stay in Marmaris

There are 233 holiday rentals available in Marmaris, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable Turkish vacation homes in Marmaris start at a nightly rate of $10, with 20% of properties priced under $25 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for hotel rooms near Marmaris Bal Evi, a spacious apartment close to Armutalan Hamamı, or a place that also gives you close access to Marmaris — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of holiday homes from top travel websites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, planning a romantic getaway to Marmaris, or going on a family vacation for 12 — we can match you with a vacation rental that sleeps everyone comfortably. Time to make that Turkey vacation you’ve been dreaming about a reality. Before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags for your trip to Marmaris!

Where Is Marmaris Located?

A port city and Turkish Riviera resort town tucked inside a tight bay and pressed against a pine-forested hillside on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Arrive via shuttle or car from Dalaman Airport about 90 minutes away. A ferry from the Isle of Rhodes will have you arrive by boat in about one hour.

What Is Marmaris Known For?

The full Monty of indulgent resort experiences akin to a Cancun or Phuket of Turkey. Marmaris is best known as a vibrant tourist town with spectacular sailing as well as a strong tie to ancient history. All manner of vacation-centric activities can be found here. In addition to sailing and beach-lounging, the endless list includes 4WD drives, hiking, fishing, hang gliding, water parks, horseback riding, jet-skiing, scuba diving, and of course, Turkish baths. An international sailing regatta occurs late October and the Presidential Professional Bicycle Race takes place every spring.

A Quick Guide to Marmaris

  • Grand Bazaar: The biggest and brightest market in Marmaris is in Old Town and will meet your every need for holiday gifts and cultural treasures, or even simply lunch and a haircut.
  • Marmaris Castle: The major landmark in Marmaris is this castle, dating back to at least 1044 BC, located in the central old town and on the hills behind the marina. It opened to the public in 1991 and is one of the few Turkish castles that is now a museum; it housed local residents in 18 apartments until 1979. The view from the castle offers a stunning panorama of Marmaris Bay.
  • Heaven Island and Nimara Cave: Heaven Island is a peninsula a few miles south of Marmaris most known for the Nimara Cave. Though a place of worship for over 12,000 years, it also includes ancient ruins such as city walls, a watchtower, and ancient homesites. The cave is also notable for being the home of trogloxene butterflies which live part-time at the entrance to the cave. The peninsula can be reached in about an hour’s hike from Marmaris. The cave and island were declared protected areas in 1999.

Popular Destinations Near Marmaris

  • Pamukkale Thermal Pools: A worthy day trip north of Marmaris in the Denizli district is a natural wonder of white calcium and salt encrusted hot springs filled with blue water terraced into a hillside. The name Pamukkale means “cotton fortress” and could not be more apt. An enchanting, otherworldly experience. If you skip a package tour to avoid the crowds, leave as early as possible as you only need a few hours here.
  • Rhodes: A beautiful Greek island rich in history and culture, and only one hour from Marmaris by catamaran. The city is much larger and more lively than Marmaris, and is divided into old town and new town by a giant medieval wall. Rhodes offers something for everyone. There are ancient castles, houses, and streets, as well as modern Art Deco buildings. The island has many gorgeous, lazy, golden beaches along crystal blue water as well as vibrant markets and cafes.
  • Fethiye: A friendly, modern vacation town on the coast just east of Marmaris with a surprising modern British influence, as well as ancient historical significance. Tour Lycian and Roman Theater ruins dating back to 200 BC, hike the Saklikent Gorge or Butterfly Valley, or swim at Patara Beach or Blue Lagoon.

Best Neighborhoods in Marmaris

  • Marmaris Old Town: The most popular and central neighborhood includes everything from hotels, restaurants, cafes to beaches, and nightlife all developed within 16th century Ottoman-era buildings that are now protected under Turkish law. Points of interest include the Marmaris Castle, Grand Bazaar, and the main marina. After dusk, all the streets and especially the Dancing Fountains come alive with lights, music, and boisterous fun.
  • Armutalan: An inland tourist enclave just beside Old Town, and surrounded by forest with a well-developed walking path. Armutalan is great for visitors who prefer more wooded hillside than beaches. The area offers many types of tourist services such as hotels, apartments, restaurants, playgrounds, and entertainment options like Aqua Dream Water Park.
  • Siteler: Well-travelled resort district along pedestrian-friendly Long Beach Promenade, includes 1 mile of beaches, Atlantis Water Park, a variety of accommodations, restaurants, and shops.

Home-types in Marmaris

Marmaris has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Marmaris:

Points of interests in Marmaris

Marmaris has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Marmaris:
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