Marmaris Travel Guide

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Marmaris rivals Kusadasi as the major tourist resort on Turkey's West Coast. Hovever, Marmaris has more forest and natural beauty, landscape to offer than Kusadasi, except the historical site which is not as rich as Kusadasi.  The name Marmaris supposedly comes from the Turkish saying "Mimari as", meaning hang the arhcitect. When you see the high rise package holiday appartment buildings you know what is meant by this. The best way to go Marmaris is by plane to Dalaman airport (90km).

The old town and the bazaar are found east of Ulusal Egemenlik Bulvari. Neither is particularly interesting, but the Castle Museum is worth a look.

Marmaris is mainly useful as a starting point for excursions to the main sights of the coast and make sure you visit  Günlük and Turunc by boat. It's a pretty useful base too. There's plenty (some say way too much) accommodation, restaurants and bars. When you  are at Marmaris if  face to the sea, it may look like a lake.  There is small straigth connects to open see  which is hard seeing it.  During the World-II most of ships hide in the Bay.  Marmaris has two the large  marina.

Marmaris is easily accessible as a day trip destination from the Island of Rhodes, fast ferries operate daily, and the journey time is about an hour. The Local Tourism Board operate a free shuttle service in to town from the docks, giving a tour of the area in the process, the aim is to promote the area in the hope you will return for a longer stay.

Beware of the amount of goods you carry back to Rhodes though, the Greek Customs officers can be be very strict in enforcing the limits.

Icmeler, Cennet Island, Gunnucek, Turunc, Kumlubuk, Turgut, Orhaniye, Hisaronu, Ciftlik, Sogut, Gokova, Sedir Island, Datca, Knidos and Dalyan  are the most popular and must see places around Marmaris.

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