NEVER EVER BOOK YOUR EXCURSIONS FROM THE STREET SHOPS. THEY ONLY TELL LOTS OF LIES AND SOMTIMES YOU NEVER GET PICKED UP FOR THE TRIPS. WE COULD NOT GET OUR MONEY BACK AND THEY WERE SO RUDE, TOO. AFTER OUR BAD EXPERIENCE WE BOOKED ALL THE TRIPS FROM OUR HOTEL REP. HE WAS VERY HELPFUL AND HIS PRICES WERE REASONABLE.
It is not a real danger or warning. I didn’t like the mineral water and couldn’t drink it in Marmaris. I tried and bought several kinds of bottled water but that didn’t work. It wasn’t dangerous to drink it, nothing happened to us but it didn’t taste good.
Dont buy any grapes from the guys on the beach, they tried to rip us off, when they tell you the price & you sort your money out ,they start to confuse you by taking it out your hand & by the time you realise you probably have lost a few quid( so they end up very expensive grapes) also they wash them in tap water to make them look fresh.......stomach ache......
Having been to Marmaris and found it just lovely if one pays attention, I see that the worst danger is here on this website. If I read a warning about "thives," not to mention the other just plain silly errors by the previous writer, I would worry most about how limited my fellow travelers are, since a simple spell check, etc. would solve the grammar problems. I am no saint, but it is fairly easy not to look like a dufus online.
Dont be naive when you go here the place is great and the people are so so friendly and being a girl you get a lot of attention where ever you go in Marmaris but just remember turkish men they usually only want you for one thing sex and in some cases your money dont get me wrong i dont mean every turkish man because most of them are lovely but i got told this over and over again by some turkish male friends i made and its obvious just a warning to be careful, so dont lead any of them on if your not interested because you could put yourself in horrible or even dangerous situation as some dont like to take no for a answer.
Anyone who decides to cause trouble, steal, or break the law then its comforting to know there is a strong presents of the police on the streets of Marmaris, and any trouble is delt with quickly
When buying phone cards make sure you buy them at the post office located in the bazzar this way you will only pay the correct ammount, other shops who sell phone cards can charge whatever price they wish and you can end up paying double
Traffic in Marmaris is crazy. Cardrivers drive like mad and there are very few who stops for people trying to cross the roads. Best thing to do is to wait until there are no cars for at least 100 meters and run over the street. There are practically no lights and it is obvious that the cars are the kings of the road and not the pedestrians. I saw on Turkish television, while in Marmaris, two people get run over by a bus. The bus did not stop and just continued driving as if nothing happended!!
i have been to turkey marmaris 2 times and due to go back again, one thing i can say i had a turkish man get the wrong impression with me he travelled hours to see me and i was just his friend he thought i wanted to marry him, so if u dont like them then don't pretend they get the wrong impression easily.
If you stay in a small hotel or B & B, beware if they have solar panels and tanks on the roofs.
Because electricity is so expensive there, they heat their hot water using the sun.
You'll need to time it right when taking a shower.
My husband and I had a down to a science and showered before we went out at night when the water had all day to heat up!
There seemed to me to be rather a lot of stray cats and dogs roaming around the streets in Marmaris, it is best to leave these animals well alone, especially if they are not muzzled, rabies is still around in Turkey so do not attempt to stroke these animals, even if they are cute and cuddely like me hehehehehehe
When visiting Turkey in the hot summer months, do take the sunbathing a little each day and then graually increase each day, not like i did (jesus did i suffer) trying to sleep that night, oh and the hanky panky was painfull to hehehehehehe.
Marmaris beach near the marina area is not good at all, it reminds me of builders gritt when you walk on the sand. Take my advice and head up coast a few miles where the sand is real and the sea is shallow and safe for the kids
If you are thinking of going to Marmaris during the summer months, then take care from the extream heat, it can and probably will get up to 45 degrees which is hot, hot, hot, so keep yourself protected with a high factor sun block when you get there and gradually work your way down. There is a cooling breeze that gets up in the afternoons in Marmaris so you don't know that your burning untill its too late. Also drink plenty of water to avoid sun stroke.
Turkeys crime rate is very low compared with most countrys but even in turkey you will allways get thives and pickpockets. Be carefull especially at the markets. Our last visit to marmaris was spoilt because of a market con. Turkish lira is out of control and with one and a half million lira to the pound all them noughts are very confusing so getting cheated can be very easy. An example being that we paid ?50 pounds for 5 boxer shorts because the notes all look the same so its very easy to hand over the wrong bank note like i did. So i have got the most expensive bloody boxers ever made Ha Ha Ha i can laugh now but it's not nice bieng con'd.