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Tour of Marmaris, Turkey

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The expansion of Dalaman Airport for european and international flights has seen a vast increase in tourism in the area, especially at the resorts around the Kapidag peninsula west of the airport.

Marmaris is the largest and most popular holiday resort in this area, with ancient ruins such as Amos, Loryma, Physkos and Saranda. There are other smaller resorts including Icmeler and Oludeniz.

The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY). 1 British Pound is worth about 4 Turkish Lira. Beer Prices . Currency Converter.

Flight times from UK Airports to Dalaman Airport are about 4 hours.

For information on Airlines such as British Airways . easyjet and Jet2.com and what UK Airports they fly to Dalaman from, as well as Charter Flights, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalaman_Airport.

Dalaman Airport is situated about 60 miles east of Marmaris. Coach Services run between Dalaman Airport and Marmaris taking about 90 minutes with a fee of about 15 YTL. Google Map.

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Marmaris is a port city and one of the top beach resorts in the Mediterranean, in southwest Turkey.

The town had to expand in the 1980s to meet with demand. Most of the hotels built at that time are situated along the beach side.

Marmaris is also popular for sailing with a few marinas. Regular ferry's run to the Greek island of Rhodes, and large cruise ships call at the port.

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The Beaches are exceptionally popular as Marmaris has a Mediterranean climate with extremely warm summers.

Summer temperatures can reach 108 °F in July and August. September and October are still warm, although not as hot as July and August.


The New Town at Marmaris, as seen right, has many beach side hotels and water sports facilities.

Winters are normally good weather through the day but can get cool in the evening. Some of the hotels and bars are closed in winter, so the resort is not as busy.

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The Old Town at Marmaris, as seen left, gives tourists an interesting place to explore.


The Old Town shows what life was like in this area before the influx of mass tourism.

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Marmaris Castle is set in the Old Town.

The castle was rebuilt in 1522 by the Ottoman sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent. He made Marmaris his base when preparing to take control of Rhodes.

The castle has been undergoing renovation work for a number of years now in an attempt to restore is to its original condition. It now serves as a museum.


Marmaris Castle gives excellent views across the bay, as seen right.

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Marmaris Castle also gives views across the marina.

The cruise ship in this image is the Costa Atlantica, 960 feet long, 85,700 tons and as high as a 13 story hotel.

Marmaris has begun attracting many of the large cruise ships based in the Mediterranean.


Daily Boat Trips visit the bays and coves of Marmaris.

Some trips are day long with lunch on the boat. These stop at many scenic bays for the views and swimming.

There are many boat trips on offer, so there should be one to suit everyone.

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Ferries run daily between Rhodes and Marmaris during the summer. For this trip, you have to book the day before and take your passport with you.

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Rhodes is a Greek island situated about 11 miles southwest of Turkey in the Aegean Sea.

Rhodes is best known for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The medieval Old Town, with its many historic buildings, has been declared a World Heritage Site, making it an extremely popular tourist destination.

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Icmeler is a smaller resort situated about 5 miles southwest of Marmaris, 65 miles west of Dalaman Airport.

This former fishing village has expanded over the last 15 years with large beach side hotels and water sport facilities.

The water sports facilities include scuba diving, water skiing and more.

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Oludeniz is a small resort situated about 37 miles southeast of Dalaman Airport, by the town of Fethiye.

Oludeniz is one of the most photographed beaches in the Mediterranean as it has a secluded sandy bay and a blue lagoon. The beach is rated by many visitors as among the top 5 in the world.

Oludeniz is also regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide, due to the increadible views. The paraglide jump points are on the 6,460 ft high Babadag Mountain's.

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For more information on Marmaris, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmaris.

Sea Fishing fron all resorts: www.marmarisinfo.com/sightseeing/fishing

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