Marmaris in general
Favorite thing: Mugla s Marmaris district is undoubtely one of Turkýye s most popular tourist destinations.Tourism make up a large proportion of the citsy s income but still most locals makes their living from agriculture.ýn te past before tourism the main source of income was the cultivation of citrus peanuts and sesame seeds.there was also some fishing and sponge diving.Pine honey still is important for MARMARIS.
dirtiest hotel in marmaris
Favorite thing: if you are thinking of booking a holiday in the club lunarmar hotel and apartments in the armutalan area of marmaris,i'd think twice before booking.it is a thomas cook backed hotel and the standards are poor to say the least.the poolside bar/cafe is staffed by untrained waiters and kitchen staff and they all go to the toilet without washing their hands.then handling and serving fresh food and meals.they smoke behind the bar and then go around the front again to serve food without washing their hands.the cough and sneeze directly into food.food waste is just thrown into the street behind the poolsde bar everyday.rats have been seen in the kitchen area also..so if you stay there make sure you have good holiday insurance.that will cover you for hospitalisation ect!the local council health department visited the premises 3 times in 2 weeks this summer...need i say more! jaylou
What am I? ........ Whats my Name?
Favorite thing: Not really a tip, but on the way to Datca, there were lots of this bright Yellow Flower growing beside the road. I wondered whether it was a weed? and what was its name?
Also, returning to Bodrum from Marmaris, passing through a certain section were all these ?in the trees, they looked like Birds Nests. We do have Birds nests like this in Australia.
If you know the answers, would you be kind enough to let me know. I'm most interested to find out!
FOR ALL THOSE AUSSIES!!
Favorite thing: Heading back to Bodrum from Marmaris, I was surprised to see the most beautiful two rows of Australian Gum Trees. It looked like they really enjoyed the Turkish climate, as they had grown well!
They are located on the roadside near Gokova.Related to:
- Road Trip
Favorite thing: Turkish cuisine is very rich. It is a must to have Turkish coffee after sea food, meat dishes and deserts. The famous honey of Marmaris can be tasted and purchased.
Fish is served in the restaurants around the wharf and the marina, on the Marmaris-Içmeler coast line, as well as in Çiftlik, Orhaniye, Selimiye, Bozburun and the Sögüt Saranda district.
Turkish cuisine can be found around the town while international cuisines and fast foods are located in the city centre and in Armutalan and Içmeler. Village dishes, gözleme , manti (Turkish ravioli) can found in and around restaurants in Bayir, Çiftlik, Turgut, Orhaniye and Çamlik. Open buffet in the hotels are also rich with local delicacies.
For more details please check my Turkey pages about Turkish Cuisine ...
Fondest memory: Try every specialty as much as you canRelated to:
- Food and Dining
Laid back Cruise Stop in Marmaris
Favorite thing: Instead of taking an organized tour to Rhodes, we had a wonderful insight into a Turkish port city that we would call the Turkish Riviera. Many big yachts and pleasure craft and sail boats along the piers and big marina. It was very gorgeous...very tropical with lots of flowers. This was my fondest memory. Passing many harbour-front restaurants, there were lots of places to stop for a meal or a drink. Shopkeepers were courteous and humorous as they invited us in. Walking through the bazaar and shops and thru little alleys up to the simple Castle/Museum (small entry fee) was really enjoyable. Shopping here was the best bargain since they do not use Euros. It was thoroughly enjoyable if you were not wanting a history lesson.Related to:
- Sailing and Boating
change your money to turkish lira
Favorite thing: You can change your euro/dollars/pounds in many exchange offices. Most of them don’t have commission but the rate changes sometimes so if you want to change a big amount maybe its better to find the cheapest one although the differences are not so big. The days I was there the rate with euro was 1e-1.65tl til 1e-1.68tl.
Dont forget that is a tourist town so you can easily use your euro/dollars for shopping.
Favorite thing: Believe it or not Turkey has some of the best medical care in the world, most hospitals are new and equiped to deal with anything so make sure you have the right insurance before you visit Turkey and you will be in safe hands
Fondest memory: Here are a few hospitals in Marmaris that i hope you will never have to see, stay safe ok
Marmaris AHU Hetman Hospital
167. sokak no 3 48700 Marmaris / Turkey
Tel : 00.90(252)413 14 15
Web site : www.ahuhetman.com
Inonu street. No. 30 marmaris
Tel : +90 252 412 58 24
TURKISH POST OFFICE
Favorite thing: If you need to use a post office in Marmaris then look out for this sign, we found them very freindly and helpfull when changing travelers cheques and most of them speak good english as well
Favorite thing: Public phones in Marmaris are usually coloured blue, and as well as tokens, they also take phone cards which you cad buy in most shops, these come in 30 - 60 - and 100 units. A few usefull numbers to remember in Marmaris are.
Directory assistance 118
Fire department 110
Ambulance 112Related to:
- Family Travel
ONE DRINK SERVES ALL
Favorite thing: Heres a little tip you can try on holiday, just buy 1 drink and get hold of 20 straws, join all the straws together and then cut as meny holes as there are people, put one end of the straw in the drink and then everybody grab a hole and drink hahahahahaha, we did this at a local bar as you can see and it was a great laughRelated to:
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: Take a tip and visit one of the fantastic cocktail bars in and around marmaris. This one is a non alchoholic drink called the Cinderella, its a mix of fruit juices and grenadine with piped whipped cream on the top Mmmmmmmmm Delicious
Fondest memory: The best cocktail bars are in bar street. Just head for the marina and its behind the castleRelated to:
- Family Travel
BEST PLACES TO EAT
Favorite thing: The best area to eat is at the Marmaris marina, there are loads of chique restaurants in this area and you also get the best veiws Marmaris has to offer, this area is great for a romantic dinner for 2Related to:
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: When you book a day trip on a boat from one of the hundreds of travel agents in Marmaris this is where you probebly be taken to catch your boat, as you can see, all of the boats have a top deck for sunbathing and a lower deck which is nice and shadey, if you decide to try a boat trip in july or august my advice would be to grab a seat on the lower deck coz its damn hot up there and theres no shade at all.Related to:
- Family Travel
COOLING OFF, THE EASY WAY
Favorite thing: The best way to cool off in 130 degree heat is simply to stay in the lovely cool sea. These rough looking herberts are my nephews and neices, Oh and the lovely mother inlaw hahahahaha, god i hope there are no sharks about. The sharks would not stand a chance hahahahahaha.Related to:
- Family Travel
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