Marmaris

Marmaris is a port city and key holiday destination in southwest Turkey.

Turkey’s most sophisticated resort

Marmaris is a port city and key holiday destination in southwest Turkey

The area’s main source of income is tourism, and Marmaris is viewed as Turkey’s most sophisticated resort.

The city, in some form, has existed since the 6th century BC when it was known as Physcus. According to historians, Marmaris has had a castle since 3000 BC and a 16th century fortress can still be seen there today.

Marmaris is a former fishing village that experienced a construction boom during the 1980s, leading to many modern amenities such as shops and a wealth of bars and restaurants.

However, the town still retains its charm as it is set in an exceptional location of natural beauty; rugged mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the sheltered harbor.

Our excursions, which boast great deals on local attractions, include city tours of the historic areas in Marmaris as well as trips to the pretty villages of Dalyan, Icmeler and Osmaniye further afield.

Experience the traditions of yesteryear: no vacation to Turkey is complete without witnessing the skills of carpet-makers or sampling the local sweets and tea.

We invite you to join us in Marmaris - a charismatic city and a true ‘Turkish delight’!

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Directions


The port of Marmaris is a few minutes walk from the colourful downtown market places (Bazaars) and unspoiled beaches. The Passenger Terminal is located at the end of the ferry pier and offers many services including public telephones, bars, security and custom offices. The taxi rank is located in front of the Passenger Terminal Building.

Port average temperature

Marmaris has a Mediterranean Climate characterized by a hot and humid summer and cool, rainy winter. Showers and rain are very unlikely between May and October.

Summers are hot and humid, and temperatures can reach over 40°C sometimes during heatwaves in July and August. October is still warm and bright, though with spells of rain, and many tourists prefer to visit in the early autum , especially in September, because the temperatures are not as hot. Winters are very mild and frost occurrence is rare. Winter is the rainy season, with major precipitation falling after November.

The annual rainfall can reach to 1181,8 millimetres, the rainfall is concentrated during scattered days in winter falling in heavy cloudbursts which cause flash floods sometimes in flood prone areas

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

MARMARISMonths
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Average high °C141517202530343330252016
Averagelow °C67811141822211814118
 MMS01 - DALYAN & KAUNOS (full day, lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Lunch or dinner included  Cultural  Shopping  Leaving the port of Marmaris, a picturesque drive of approximately 1.5 hours brings us to Dalyan (which means “fishing-weir” in Turkish), a small, beautiful village situated at the delta of the Köycegiz Lake. Here you can explore a maze of waterways in specially adapted motorboats, which are sheltered in case of rainfall. High above the river’s sheer cliffs are the weathered façades of Lycian tombs cut from rock, circa 400 BC. The largest of the tombs was originally built for King Dionysus, the fabled monarch ; the relatively small tombs that surround King Dionysus’s resting place were intended for the noble and rich of the time, while the small pits carved in the cliff were for ordinary people and slaves. Close by are the ruins of the ancient trading city of Kaunos, which is reached with a 15-minute trip by motorboat. This once vibrant ancient city was named after Prince Kaunos, the son of King Miletos. Today, you can see the outlines of buildings that include a theatre, a large rectangular building that may have been a temple, a Byzantine church, and more rock-hewn tombs. Finally we return to Dalyan for shopping opportunities in exclusive carpet and/or jewellery stores, which offer stunning examples of local craftsmanship. Lunch included. Please note: this tour is not advised for elderly people or guests with disability problems.

Price per person $98.00 Adults $69.00 Children

   


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 MMS03 - PANORAMIC & JEEP TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Admire the panoramic coastal scenery during this fun excursion around the resort town of Icmeler and inland to Osmaniye. We will have time to briefly take photos at a panoramic viewpoint where your guide will point out the key sights. The excursion continues with a drive through the beautiful Palamaut Mountains where, at the village of Bayir we will sample local tea and traditional sweets. Continue on to Orhaniye Hill for another chance to take photos before travelling to Hisaronu for a fun jeep safari. Please note: tour guides only in German and English.

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.