Destination guide

Experience Marmaris from holiday lettings

The paradise port city of Marmaris is a gorgeous adventure and near many holiday lettings. If you would love a Mediterranean holiday that relaxes your body and rejuvenates your mind, then Marmaris is an ideal destination. Nestled between two mountains, Marmaris always gives you immaculate views, especially when enjoying one of the famous local water cruises. While groups, couples and solo travellers delight in the culture and nightlife of Marmaris the most, there are also many accommodating resorts and family-friendly attractions. No matter who you’re with or what you like to taste, do and see, Marmaris is for you.


Heritage sites to explore near your Marmaris holiday home

While popular for its beach and Mediterranean sun, Marmaris has an abundance of history to experience from your holiday home. Marmaris traces its roots prior to the ancient Greek civilisations of Rhodes, which was the name for the region. Lycian Rock Tombs are architecturally wondrous cave tombs carved into the side of a mountain, each resembling the entrance to a temple. The most famous heritage site is Marmaris Castle, which is a magnificently preserved 16th-century castle believed to have first been built over 3000 years ago. The local cave system presents an adventurous tour and provides fascinating background into the early days of Mediterranean seafaring people.


Sightseeing in and around Marmaris

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Marmaris has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rhodes Aquarium (27.7 mi / 44.6 km)
  • Atlantis Water Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Aqua Dream Water Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Marmaris Aqua Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Marmaris Dolphinarium-Aquapark (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Marmaris

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Marmaris. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cleopatra Island (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Ataturk Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Marmaris Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Icmeler Beach (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Turunc Beach (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Amos Beach (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Marmaris

The nearest airport is in Dalaman (DLM-Dalaman Intl.), located 30.1 mi (48.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Rhodes (RHO-Diagoras), which is 32.8 mi (52.8 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to and around your Marmaris holiday cottage

International travellers typically fly into Dalaman Airport or Milas-Bodrum Airport. From Dalaman, there are shuttle services from the airport directly to Marmaris, otherwise taxis are often utilised. If travelling from Istanbul by train, there is one stop in Izmir, and then a short bus ride is necessary to complete the journey. Marmaris is well accustomed to public transport by means of buses and taxis. There are bus routes to almost all of the most popular attractions, and likely one near your holiday cottage. Before you hire a taxi, it’s recommended to bargain to establish the fare. One of the most practical means of transport is a dolmus, which is a minibus that can fit more people than a taxi and is fairly cheap, although they do pick up multiple fares.

Food & drink 

Taste Marmaris delicacies near holiday lettings

A true gastronomic destination for foodies and cultural enthusiasts alike, Marmaris has a superb selection of local cuisine available near holiday lettings. Turkish food is a delight to experience, as it’s a mix between Middle Eastern, Balkan and Asian cuisine. No trip to the coastal paradise of Marmaris would be complete without a lamb and vegetable shish kebab or the döner kebab wrapped in a pita bread. You can also try manti, which is a fried dumpling of lamb or beef that is often served with yogurt and Mediterranean spices. For breakfast one morning you may enjoy Turkish tea and the traditional Turkish breakfast of sucuk (a spicy beef sausage), cucumbers, eggs, olives, honey, jam and cheese.

Essential info

Key facts for holiday rentals in Marmaris

In order to maximise the enjoyment of your Marmaris holiday rentals, you want to know the essential facts for your stay. Turkish is the official language of Marmaris, although English is widely known because of the hospitality industry. You may want to shop around and compare exchange rates when converting to the local currency, the Turkish lira. If you want the warmest weather and most sunny days, your best bet is to visit during the summer, though the summer months also mean more visitors and crowded beaches. Many plan for a spring or autumn holiday to avoid other travellers and enjoy milder heat. You can find great local markets, and many of them feature high-quality goods, but bargaining is not always welcomed, so be cautious. Bottled water from a supermarket is recommended, and when you visit a local restaurant or spa, you should ask the staff whether the water and ice have been properly filtered.

How many holiday rentals are available around Marmaris?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 208 holiday lettings around Marmaris. From 118 villas to 24 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Marmaris?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said every single person ever. Find the right home away from home for your crew and you'll be well on your way to basking in beachy bliss! HomeAway has 39 rental properties by the beach to check out. Alternatively, you may be searching for something a bit different. HomeAway has heaps of properties to choose from, including:

  • 23 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 22 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 17 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Marmaris?

Whether you're planning a family get-together, a getaway with friends or a big celebration, there's more than enough room for everyone when you choose a private villa. Just don't forget to call dibs on the biggest bedroom! In this destination, you have 126 options to choose from. Rates start from £60 a night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 53 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.
  • Apartment: 47 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 5 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.

Can I stay in Marmaris in a large group?

Whether you're going on a special getaway with the extended fam or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out in a new place together! And the best news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. Why not take a look at the 14 villa holiday rentals available here? They're the most popular choice for large groups of visitors. The rental property options that are suitable for large groups around here include:

  • Are you on the hunt for properties that can house 6 holiday makers? We have 34 that will be ideal. The prices start from £43 per night.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 8 people? We have 28 that will work well. You can book one for as little as £64 per night.
  • Seeking places for rent to suit 5 people? You'll be glad to discover we have 22 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just £56 a night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you plan your Marmaris travels through us!