Planning a trip during Turkey’s summer, from July to mid-September, can be perfect if you’re after really hot weather. Keep in mind however, that temperatures often exceed 35°C during the months of July and August and it can be quite humid. Flights to Marmaris tend to be at their most expensive during this period, as it is considered the peak season.
Christmas and New Year can also be busy times in the city. It is therefore best to book well in advance.
Winter, mid-October to mid-April, marks the low season in Marmaris, excluding the Christmas and New Year period. Travellers can expect temperatures to be on average around between 10-20°C, although it can drop to around 6°C in the coolest month, January. Some accommodation closes during the winter, however, this is the best time to find cheap flights to Marmaris.
Spring, from mid-April to May, or autumn, from mid-September to mid-October, is considered to be a great time to visit. Travellers who book flights to Marmaris during this time can expect comfortable, warm temperatures, ranging between 16-25°C.
Millions of tourists visit Turkey each year, many of them seeking flights to Marmaris on the Mediterranean coast. The city’s mix of old and new, appeals to visitors. Although it is one of Turkey’s most Westernised cities, it also boasts some traditional Turkish features such as the bath houses.
Marmaris’s beach is wide and sandy and a promenade stretches around the bay. Along the walkway visitors can escape the sun for a while in one of the many cafes, restaurants and pubs. Marmaris is also a port city and boasts Turkey’s largest yacht marina.
If it’s tradition you’re after then why not visit one of the traditional fishing villages, which are nearby? Their wooden houses are notable for their Ottoman construction. If you’re more of a party-animal then take a flight to Marmaris for its lively nightlife – many of the bars and clubs on Bar Street stay open until 4am. The city is also a great base for scuba diving.
Buses, mini vans and taxis are the best way to get around Marmaris, although bear in mind that the mini vans (dolmus) tend to get overcrowded by locals. Renting a car will give you the freedom of exploring the city as well as the surrounding area at your own pace.
Dalaman Airport (DLM) is located near to both Fethiye and Marmaris. Buses, taxis and car rental services are all available.