Planning a trip to Marmaris Turkey

Posted by AxelPrice on July 10th, 2013

Turkey is a very interesting tourist destination: as a European or an American, you should be prepared to experience something rather different. That is why it is quite important to keep in mind some tips before booking a holiday in Marmaris.

Marmaris used to be a rather small fishing village until the tourism industry was developed. It is not a big city, but its population can rise to 400.000 people during the tourist season. So be prepared for a crowded and agitated place if you are not interested in an extra season holiday. If the case is, however, that you are not bound to take your days off during the regular holiday season, it would be quite a good idea to go to Marmaris Turkey in May, September or October, when it is usually not rainy, as it is during winter, but the temperatures are not unbearably high either – the average low and high are between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius or 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

The easiest way to travel to Marmaris Turkey is flying to Dalaman, which is the closest airport to the town – a hundred kilometers or around 60 miles away. Just like in most airports, there are buses leaving towards the town after each landing and a ticket should cost around ten Euros or about 13 US dollars. Transportation is not very expensive: a minibus ticket from Marmaris to Icmeler, a very popular holiday resort that is located eight kilometers or five miles away, is less than one Euro or almost a dollar and 50 cents and the transportation inside town is even cheaper. Taxis are usually quite expensive, but the price is always negotiable.

The local currency used in Marmaris Turkey is the Turkish Lira, which is usually rated at around 40 Euro cents or 50 dollar cents. There are plenty exchange offices and most of them are commission-free. However, the rate can change unexpectedly, so it might be better to change the amount of money you expect to spend once you come across a reasonable rate. It might be more convenient to have Turkish Liras from one point of view, but, at the same time, since Marmaris is a tourist location, you will also be able to shop using international currencies such as Euros or US dollars.

Besides the fact that is a great place for a holiday, with impressive landscape, wonderful beaches, very interesting cuisine and many cultural landmarks, Marmaris Turkey is also quite attractive when it comes to shopping. The most fascinating place is the typical Turkish bazaar, a market where you can find the most various products: souvenirs, beautiful hand-made jewelry, specific spices, Turkish Delight, food, carpets, clothes and many others. It is a great advantage that you can find good quality clothes, for example, at a very reasonable price. However, do not expect them to be original, even though they do have a certain trademark. Also, pay attention to CDs and DVDs as they are most likely pirate. All in all, if you do get the chance to travel to Marmaris, don’t miss it.

Are you planning a trip to Marmaris Turkey. Be informed and make sure you will enjoy an unforgettable experience in wonderful place such as Marmaris.

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