Marmaris Town Centre

Marmaris town centre

Marmaris Town Centre

Old Marmaris Town

Marmaris town centre is a port city and tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast, located in Muğla Province, southwest Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera.

What Is Marmaris Famous For?

Although Marmaris is famous for its honey, its main source of income is international tourism. It is located between two intersecting sets of mountains by the sea, though following a construction boom in the 1980s, little is left of the sleepy fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century.


As an adjunct to the tourism industry, Marmaris is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering location for hundreds of cruising boaters.

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Hotels In Marmaris Town Centre And Hotels Close To Marmaris Town Centre

Which Airport Is The Nearest To Marmaris Town Centre?

Dalaman Airport is an hour’s drive to the east. Marmaris is now a major package-holiday destination popular in particular with British visitors. Although adjacent is theoretically a separate resort, these days the two more or less run into each other.


Most visitors to Marmaris come for the beaches and watersports. There are also popular cruises that take in islands in the surrounding bay, including Sedir Island (Turkish: Sedir Adası), commonly known as Cleopatra’s Island, which is famous for its soft, white – and now protected – sand. Summer visitors can also take day trips to the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes.

Cleopatra island marmaris

How To Get To Marmaris Town Centre From Dalaman Airport?

Dalaman airport

There are a few different ways to get from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris Castle, depending on your preferences and budget. Here are a few options:

Taxis: This is probably the most convenient option, as taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal. The cost will vary depending on the time of day and traffic, but cost depends on your visit year for the approximately 120km journey from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris Castle.

Car rental: If you prefer to have your own transportation, you can rent a car at the airport. This will give you the flexibility to explore the area at your own pace, but it will also be more expensive. If you want to go there by your private car, here is the google maps link of this route.

Bus: There is also a bus service between Dalaman Airport and Marmaris that can take you directly to the city center. It is a cost-effective option, but the bus ride may take longer depending on traffic and stops along the way. 

Minivan shuttle: Bookaway offers shuttle service of many companies from the airport to Marmaris. It will be more comfortable and relatively faster. You may think minivans are more expensive but you are wrong. You can book your minivan for the route of Dalaman Airport to Marmaris. Check the website and see the budget friendly prices!


How To Get To Marmaris Town Centre From Izmir Airport?

adnan menderes airport

There are several ways to get from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport to Marmaris town center, including the following:

Bus: There are several bus companies that operate daily services from Izmir to Marmaris. The journey takes around 6-7 hours depending on the traffic and breaks. The bus will usually drop you off at the Marmaris bus station which is close to the town center.

Shuttle: There are a number of private shuttle companies that can take you from the airport to your hotel in Marmaris. This is a more comfortable and convenient option, but also more expensive.

Private Transfer: You can also arrange a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Marmaris. We always recommend Bookaway to get a car or minivan. You may wonder why but we tried them and we were delighted to get a minivan from them. The prices are budget friendly. Check their website and see the prices and routes yourself!

Rent a car: You can rent a car from Izmir airport and drive to Marmaris, which is about 229 km and the drive takes around 2.5-3 hours, depending on the traffic. Click here to reach the google maps link of this route.


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