Marmaris Holidays – Beautiful coastline, vibrant nightlife!
Marmaris holidays take you to an incredibly popular Turkey party resort with a gorgeous coastline, genuinely friendly people, wonderful fresh food and excellent local wines… and it’s the region’s party capital, with masses of nightclubs, bars and pubs, restaurants and cafes to keep you entertained 24/7! The summer is long and you’ll enjoy amazing weather between May and the end of October. The resort sits beneath lovely pine clad hills, combining beautiful scenery with wild nightlife that spreads as far along the unspoiled coast as the quieter resort of Iclemer.
The surrounding countryside is a feast of culture, pretty villages and laid back towns, ancient history and archaeological sites so it’s a great all-rounder, most popular with youngsters and groups but a treat for anyone who likes a lively, buzzy break in superbly hot and sunny weather. And it goes without saying that the golden sandy beaches are simply superb!
It’s busy, busy, busy in the summer peak season when the schools are on holiday, so if you prefer a slightly quieter break, choose a time when the kids are at school. Holidays to Marmaris deliver beautiful weather right through from May to the end of October, and it can get extremely hot and humid during July and August, best avoided if you prefer heat without the stickiness. Marmaris in winter is sleepy and mellow, with many places closed, but it’s perfect for walking, shopping, Turkish baths and eating out, as well as exciting excursions to Ephesus, Istanbul, Dalyan and any number of pretty local towns and villages.
In April it’s 21C or so during the day and 11C at night. In May it’s 25C daytime, 15C at night. In June it gets hotter. But July and August, at 34C and 33C during the day and 19C/22C respectively at night, is as hot as it gets! Package holidays to Marmaris in July and August are for genuine heat lovers since it can also get very humid and sticky. In September and October the weather is still fantastic, 30C in September and 25C in October, 19C/14C after dark. The wettest months are November to February, but it never really gets cold. The sea is at its warmest in July, August and September at 24-25C.
Want to find the best Marmaris deals? Literally millions of British tourists hit the Turkish coast in the summer holidays and prices tend to be highest then as a result. But Marmaris is well known and loved for cheap and cheerful breaks and there are usually bargains to be found at every time of year. You’ll find a collection of the best value Marmaris deals below. Alternatively why not take a tour of our special late deals offers and travel to Turkey’s most popular pubbing and clubbing resort for less?
You’ll fly into Dalaman airport (DLM), which is used to getting thousands of revellers through the gates and on their way safely in no time. Yes, it gets busy, but they do an admirable job and the airport is full of handy facilities. It’s around 60 miles from the airport to Marmaris, which takes around and hour and three quarters by car. A return journey ought to cost you around £19 per person by shuttle bus or £140 per vehicle for a return journey by private taxi for 1-4 people.
There are low cost local buses and minibuses from Dalaman itself, six miles from the airport, which run frequently and connect the town with nearby Ortaca, Dalyan, Köyceğiz and Marmaris to the west. You can fly direct to Dalaman airport from all over Britain, including the London airports and a good choice of regional airports like Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth and Bristol. If you hire a car bear in mind Turkish people drive on the right… and they love to drive fast!
Are you looking for a relaxing beach holiday? If so, Marmaris is the place to be! Take your pick from some magnificent beaches in and around the town. Sample the Mediterranean Sea at its best! The golden beaches are a perfect place to rest, read a book and top up your tan. Head down to the lagoon at Olu Deniz, which is world famous for its beauty.
The Atlantis waterpark in Marmaris is packed with enough thrilling water-rides, chutes and bumper boats to keep kids and adults entertained for days. The park also has its own beach, bowling alley, restaurant and bar.
You will find people enjoying a wide variety of water sports such as windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving here. There are a number of professionals who will provide short, inexpensive courses to get you kick started. Keep an eye out for the Marmaris Diving Centre that is located on a boat near the local tourist centre. If you are already qualified in scuba diving, enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.
One great way to make the most of your time here is to hire a yacht for the day. The price will depend on the number of people in your party, but you can hire a yacht, complete with skipper and cook, for a few days or longer. Spend day or more sailing around the Turkish islands and stop off at the beautiful beaches for some time out.
If you are looking for a bit of culture, head to the Marmaris Castle and Museum. It’s a perfect opportunity to get your camera out as the scenes are fantastic. You can stop off at the Panorama Bar on the way to the castle and grab some local cuisine in the restaurants, whilst sitting outside soaking up some sun.
Dalyan Mud Baths
This is a great experience and a lovely day out. Head to the Dalyan mud baths for some treatments. Cover yourself in this healing and cleansing mud and then wash yourself clean in the 40 degree sulphur pool. This is a great treat if you are looking for some ‘me time’ and not only will your skin be left with glowing, these mud baths also claim to cure other aliments as well.