Marmaris has undergone an amazing transformation over the years from being a sleepy little fishing village until the late 20th century to becoming one of Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations. This port city is located in the Mugla Province along the Turkish Riviera’s shoreline. In recent times, it has also become a popular place for diving and sailing. While getting around in the city, you’ll come across two major marinas and several other smaller ones. Your holiday in this Turkish city would also give you the chance to explore some of its most popular attractions.
You can enjoy cheap holidays to Marmaris if you visit in June and September, as the hotels and resorts would be willing to provide discounted accommodations owing to the lesser holiday crowds. The temperatures during these two months are relatively pleasant and there are lesser rains as compared to other times of the year. The hottest months in this city are July and August with temperatures ranging from 28-Degree Celsius to 42-Degree Celsius. Winters in this part of the world are mild and rainy. There are chances of storm in this season, but they don’t last long. The winter season is another cheapest time to visit this Turkish city.
One of the famous places you can visit while in this city is the Old Town, which is also its historical centre. The buildings in this neighbourhood date back to the 16th century when the region was ruled by the Ottomans. While getting around in the old town, you can visit Marmaris Castle. It was first built in ancient times by the Ionians and repaired during the rule of Alexander the Great. Upon getting to the Marmaris Harbour, you can unwind in any of the bars, restaurants, and pubs lined up along the promenade. Among the most fabulous beaches you can visit during your time spent in this city is Uzunyali, also known as Long Beach.
During your holiday in this part of Turkey, you can also indulge in some thrilling activities outdoors. One of them is a scuba diving expedition, which allows you to witness some fascinating marine beings underwater. You can take a sunset cruise from the Marmaris Harbour, which also includes a delicious Turkish dinner on the traditional Gulet boat. The journey across the sea would allow you to witness some mesmerising sights and enjoy some serene moments. A full-day Jeep safari takes you far from the crowded places to a small village and waterfalls in the mountains.
While in Marmaris, you’ll also get to savour some mouth-watering delicacies of the Turkish cuisine. They include popular starters like Hummus, which is a chickpea dip. Some of the main dishes eaten widely are Kuzu Guvec or lamb casserole, kebabs prepared using olive oil, and Kofte. If you are a vegetarian, you can try fried aubergine and pepper, which is served with garlic and yoghurt. Another excellent dish for vegetarians would be Rice Pilaf, which is made using rice, lentils, white beans, vegetables, and chickpeas. Don’t forget to taste the delicious Turkish sweets, such as Baklava, Lokma, and Helva.