When thinking of Marmaris lots of people think of bar strips, bright lights and party time, but that isn’t always the case. Agreed Marmaris is possibly the liveliest of Turkeys resorts, and does cater for the party animals amongst us. But it also has an old quarter, is the home of Suleyman the Magnificent (the tenth longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire) and has a large port popular with cruise ships and yachts.
Saying that, if you prefer a more sedate holiday just 8 kilometres from Marmaris and directly across the bay is the popular resort of Icmeler. Located on the beautiful Datcha peninsular surrounded by pine forests and the sea.
Icmeler was developed as an alternative to the more lively resort of Marmaris. The resort has a good choice of bars and restaurants but nightlife is scarce, live music, shows and acts are the preferred choice of the people who stay here. Let’s just say that Icmeler is the sleepier sister to Marmaris.
What both areas do share is the opportunity to SHOP. Designer brands, handbags, shoes, watches are everywhere and if you would like to own a PRIMANI bag then say no more, haggle until the deal is done and be the proud owner of whatever you choose.
A spectacular bay surrounded by pine-clad mountains and probably the most popular beach destination in Turkey. With its Ottoman fortress overlooking the colourful harbour, large yacht marina, a perfect sandy beach backed by restaurants and cafes along a palm lined waterfront promenade (For the adventurous it is possible to walk all the way to Icmeler), Fantastic night life centred in the cobbled streets of the old town close to the bustling Turkish bazaar. Just a few of the wonderous attractions, which make holidaymakers, return year after year.
Icmeler in Marmaris Turkey
8 kms from Marmaris this attractive holiday haven, once claimed to be a sleepy village now seeps across the cove with its famous palm lined sandy beach gently shelving into the calm waters and beautiful bay. With a quieter atmosphere than Marmaris, Icmeler is ideal for families or a relaxing holiday with its laid-back nightlife and waterfront restaurants.
History of Marmaris Holiday Resort
It is thought that the first settlement in Marmaris, whose history dates back to 3400 BC, began with the arrival of a tribe in to the region, whose leader was called Kar. The area was then called Karla after him, and its location around the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas always made it an appealing region.
Suleyman the Magnificent assembled a force of 200,000 in 1522, whilst launching the siege of the Knights of St John’s base in Rhodes (Rodos). Soon afterwards, he made the city more powerful with the rebuilding of the tiny castle overlooking the town. Lord Nelson and his entire fleet sheltered in the harbour in 1798, en route to Egypt to defeat Napoleon’s armada at the Battle of Aboukir.
Marmaris therefore became a place where different civilisations reigned over time, and there is architectural and historical evidence of Egyptian, Asdur, Ion, Dor, Persian, Macedonian, Syrian, Roman, Byzantium, Seljuk and Ottoman presence.
Marmaris Climate & Weather
Summers are extremely hot and dry, with daytime temperature reachs up to 35 degrees, and the winters are warm and wet, plunging to 5 degrees at night. The area is quite typical of a Mediterranean climate.
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Marmaris is simply captivating
Marmaris, with its impressive marina and perfect sandy beach, is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Turkish Riviera. The town is ideally situated within a spectacular bay area and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery.
There are so many wonderful attractions in Marmaris; you will soon understand why many holidaymakers come back here time and time again – and it is not just because of its hot Mediterranean climate either. As well as the lure of lying on the beach and revelling in the beautiful bay, you could decide to venture out to sea on one of the yachts mooring at the harbour, go scuba diving or just take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront promenade.
Visitors to this Turkish destination usually choose to get around in one of the efficient dolmus minibuses, which will effortlessly whisk you around town to see the sights as well as take you on journeys to neighbouring resorts like Icmeler.
In Marmaris there are lots of restaurants and bars, so if you have come to sample fantastic nightlife then you won’t be disappointed. The Turkish bazaar is also full of energy and you will be able to pick up a bargain or two from local traders.
Sorting your place to stay in Marmaris
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We recommend a wide range of Marmaris hotels which can all be found in our extensive database and there are plenty of options here that cater to all tastes. You will find solutions for families, couples as well as single travellers to this incredibly appealing region of the country. Just decide on what features are required to make your stay complete and then choose your hotel and board accordingly.
With hotel bookings from us you can have absolute peace of mind that you will get exactly what you expect for your money. You can be confident in our service and that we always deliver when it comes to holidays in Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Whether you prefer nightlife or wildlife both areas have lots to offer tourists to this area.
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