BOOKS IN MARMARIS
If you like reading on holiday like me then you need to take books with you because it is hard to find any decent books in Marmaris. You can get newspapers but they are a day late and work out very expensive, an English newspaper in Marmaris costs about £2.
Visit the Castle
Marmaris Castle is high up in the old town and was built in 1522. It was renovated in 1990. There are fabulous views all round and the gardens are cool and pretty. They have tortoises in the grass. There are two rooms containing pictures and artifacts and it is not boring at all. Well worth a visit. There is a small charge to get in.
Where the English come to be beside the Seaside!!!
Marmaris is quite old, going back in history to 900BC.
When Marmaris was a part of the Ottoman empire, it name was Mimaras,
then changed to Mermeris and finally Marmaris.
In 1522, the Ottoman Sultan "Suleyman the Magnificent" conquered the city.
If you visit the Castle in the old section of the city, you will see a photo of him!
The Castle has lovely views from its ramparts and is well worth a visit!
Also in this area, is the "old city" which is has plenty of windy, narrow
streets just begging to be explored......... I found it an interesting and
pretty area. Some of the streets are quite steep!
In days gone by, Marmaris used to be a quaint fishing village, it certainly
isn't that these days! Hotels line street after street!
Units, Resorts, Hotels and any other accommodation you can think of is here.
When I first saw Marmaris, I couldn't believe how many Holiday resorts there were.
How could they fill them all? Evidently they do in Summer I was told, the
English just love to come here and sunbake.
I certainly saw plenty of snow white people and bright pink people!!!!!!
I also was told by my Hotel, that they close over Winter, so does it become
a bit of a Ghost City??????
Marmaris wasn't me!
With all the Units here, there wasn't much prettiness about the place.
I did like the the old part of the city and the Castle, and the walk along the
Looooooooong promenade was nice.
BUT.............I would hate to be here in peak season, I don't think there
would be room to move.
About 200,000 people converge on this city for Summer holidays!!
Luckily, Marmaris was mainly used as a base for me to get to 'Rhodes,
Dalyan and Datca.
These towns and Peninsula's were lovely, very scenic, and are well worth
catching a Dolmus for a look at.
My accommodation was good, and I had a good time here, but really have
no desire to come back. I have seen and done all that I wanted to!