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Guide to Marmaris

The heart of the Turkish Riviera

When it comes to yacht charter vacations, Turkey’s Marmaris needs no introduction. It’s a centre for superyacht’s travelling in from around the world and the summer months here come alive with visitor’s in search of the kind of hedonism only the Mediterranean can offer.

Located at the heart of the Turkish Riviera, Marmaris town is crowned by it’s famous Ottoman castle, perched atop a hill and overlooking to the pretty bay and beyond. Although eternally popular with traveller’s of all kinds, this port town has a history steeped in sailing and yacht building, therefore making it equipped at every level to accommodate those looking to enjoy the luxury of a superyacht vacation. Whatever it is you’re looking for from your charter itinerary, this port town has it all - from magnificent historical sites to scenic beauty to the renowned vigour of Bar Street.

It’s also a go-to for diving enthusiasts, boasting around 52 dive sites in and around the area. One of the best-know of these is the Baca Cave, known locally as ‘the chimney’ where the depths range from 5 to 50 metres, making it perfect for both beginners and experienced divers. There is of course plenty to do on land too and not to be missed is the lively Grand Bazaar. Haggle for jewellery and fabulous leathers, pick out your favourite spices ands oak up the colours, smells and atmosphere.

If you want to experience some high-octane activity ashore then embark on a jee safari through the rural countryside. Often starting at sunrise, these are a fantastic way to see a mixture of forests, seaside villages and streams away from the hustle and bustle in the centre of Marmaris as well as taking in the views from the winding roads that lead into the mountains. Then, after an energetic day exploring, there’s no better way to wind down than a traditional Turkish hammam. Built for Suleiman the Magnificent, Marmaris’ Suleymaniye Hamami let’s you enjoy a scrub down and a massage in the surroundings of a spectacular 16th Century building.

As part of a yacht charter itinerary, Marmaris has many surrounding areas that are well-worth a visit. Quieter beaches can be found in Icmeler as well some charming waterfront eateries, and the beautifully scenic and mountainous setting of Turunc is great for relaxation. Of course there are countless spots along this stunning stretch of coastline that will make your yacht vacation one to remember so speak to your charter broker to find the best options for you and your party.

If you are interested in a private yachting vacation in the clear Turkish waters, view all Turkey Luxury Yacht Charters which are available to rent.

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Reasons to Visit

Exploring the famous Grand Bazaar
Revelling in bars after sundown
Energetic activities - on and offshore
High volume of great dive sites
Relaxing in the stunning Turkish bath

Good For

  • Snorkeling
  • Nightlife
  • Monuments
  • Diving
  • Shopping
  • Anchorage

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