The expansion of Dalaman Airport for
european and international flights has
seen a vast increase in tourism in the
area, especially at the resorts around
the Kapidag peninsula west of the
Marmaris is the largest and most
popular holiday resort in this area, with
ancient ruins such as Amos, Loryma,
Physkos and Saranda. There are other
smaller resorts including Icmeler and
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Flight times from UK Airports to
Dalaman Airport are about 4 hours.
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Airport is situated about 60 miles
east of Marmaris. Coach
Services run between Dalaman Airport
and Marmaris taking about 90 minutes with
a fee of about 15 YTL. Google
Companies at Dalaman Airport.
is a port city and one of the top
beach resorts in the Mediterranean,
in southwest Turkey.
The town had to expand in the
1980s to meet with demand. Most of
the hotels built at that time are
situated along the beach side.
Marmaris is also popular for
sailing with a few marinas. Regular
ferry's run to the Greek island of
Rhodes, and large cruise ships call
at the port.
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Beaches are exceptionally
popular as Marmaris has a
Mediterranean climate with
extremely warm summers.
Summer temperatures can reach
108 °F in July and August.
September and October are still
warm, although not as hot as July
The New Town at
Marmaris, as seen right, has
many beach side hotels and water
Winters are normally good
weather through the day but can get
cool in the evening. Some of the
hotels and bars are closed in
winter, so the resort is not as
The Old Town at
Marmaris, as seen left,
gives tourists an interesting place
Town shows what life was
like in this area before the influx
of mass tourism.
Castle is set in the Old
The castle was rebuilt in 1522
by the Ottoman sultan, Suleyman the
Magnificent. He made Marmaris his
base when preparing to take control
The castle has been undergoing
renovation work for a number of
years now in an attempt to restore
is to its original condition. It
now serves as a museum.
Castle gives excellent views
across the bay, as seen right.
Castle also gives views
across the marina.
The cruise ship in this image is
the Costa Atlantica, 960 feet long,
85,700 tons and as high as a 13
Marmaris has begun attracting
many of the large cruise ships
based in the Mediterranean.
Trips visit the bays and
coves of Marmaris.
Some trips are day long with
lunch on the boat. These stop at
many scenic bays for the views and
There are many boat trips on
offer, so there should be one to
run daily between Rhodes and
Marmaris during the summer. For
this trip, you have to book the day
before and take your passport with
Schedules and prices.
is a Greek island situated about 11
miles southwest of Turkey in the
Rhodes is best known for the
Colossus of Rhodes,
one of the Seven Wonders of the
World. The medieval Old Town, with
its many historic buildings, has
been declared a World Heritage
Site, making it an extremely
popular tourist destination.
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is a small resort situated about 37
miles southeast of Dalaman Airport,
by the town of Fethiye.
Oludeniz is one of the most
photographed beaches in the
Mediterranean as it has a secluded
sandy bay and a blue lagoon. The
beach is rated by many visitors as
among the top 5 in the world.
Oludeniz is also regarded as one
of the best places in the world to
paraglide, due to the increadible
views. The paraglide jump points
are on the 6,460 ft high Babadag
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Oludeniz Hotels .
Apartments . Restaurants .