Marmaris City Guide
A Day in Marmaris
If you are one of the lucky people to spend a day in Marmaris, you should first stop by Avis car rental office. After renting a car that will help you have a pleasant day in Marmaris, we suggest you to read the recommendations we got from the local people for you. You can plan your day with our guide consisting of practical information such as places to visit, the most beautiful beaches, breakfast foods in Marmaris. "What to eat in Marmaris?", "What are the historical places of Marmaris?" Answers to these questions are waiting for you just below.
Breakfast in Marmaris
Do not forget to have a rewarding breakfast before starting your Marmaris trip. A delicious and local breakfast awaits you in many places that will welcome you with a beautiful view by the sea. You can have a breakfast full of delicious foods such as “Arapsaçı Kavurması”, Muğla ring, stuffed mushrooms, tomato and tangerine jam. You can also consider the classic mixed breakfast option if you wish. Mixed breakfasts, where the famous jams of the region are served, are also quite famous.
Places to Visit in Marmaris
"We only have one day, which ones among the places to visit in Marmaris should we give priority to?" All of the Marmaris locals we asked gave the same answer: Turunç! Turunç, where history, nature and sea are intertwined, is undoubtedly the most beautiful corner of Marmaris Bay. The view of the road leading to the town, which is about 21 km from the center, is so beautiful that it is a must to rent a car in Marmaris.
Turunç Village and its vicinity, where you can swim for seven months of the year, is also very convenient for nature hikes and water sports. However, the natural beauty of this region is not the only reason why it is an important tourism center. Amos, a Carian city, is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the Aegean and Mediterranean region. This open air museum, located on a hill, will fascinate you with its wonderful view as well as its ruins.
After seeing Amos, you can set out for Kumlubük, one of the most beautiful bays of Turunç. After getting closer to nature and history, you can reward yourself with the magnificent sea of Kumlubük.
A Delicious Break
If the fresh air and the sea made you hungry, it's time for lunch. For a light and delicious lunch, you can choose unique flavors such as okra with olive oil, stuffed peppers with walnuts, Muğla pilaf with cowpea, chicken çökertme and artichoke with olive oil. You can be sure that you will eat delicious olive oil dishes in the region where the impact of Mediterranean cuisine is felt.
After lunch, you need to decide how you want to make use of the rest of the day. Enjoying the sea or continuing to explore Marmaris? If you choose the second option, our suggestion is to go further south, to Selimiye. The village, 28 km from Turunç, is a great spot to enjoy the sea, nature and sun away from the crowds. You can spend peaceful hours in Selimiye Bay, the calmest sea of the region, or you can stop by Akkum, which is 500 meters behind, and Sığliman, which is 2 km away.
Evening Pleasure in Marmaris
This magnificent day you spend first in Turunç and then in Selimiye deserves a great dinner. The endless variety of dinner options can make it difficult for you to choose. For dinner, you can choose a venue where you will be accompanied by a magnificent view, sound of waves and wonderful flavors. Lahos, stuffed zucchini flowers, fried calamari, stuffed mullet, sour fish or seasoned sea bass cooked on charcoal. You can also give the famous octopus pilaf a chance for dinner. If you prefer red meat for dinner, you can choose the stuffed breast or çökertme kebab.
Nightlife in Marmaris
If you say the day should not end and want to have fun, you can experience Marmaris nightlife to the fullest. Bars street, where there are many entertainment venues, is the best address to feel the pulse of Marmaris nightlife.