Marmaris is a resort town and also a port city located along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It falls in the Mugla province and is well-connected to various surrounding cities and ancient ruins. All around the peninsula, visitors can see several bays and beaches many of them are uncrowded and give visitors the needed privacy. Day cruises from Marmaris are quite popular. There are several islands off the coast of Marmaris and cruises are easily available taking visitors around the area.
Within the city the Marmaris Castle is a great place to explore. The Marmaris Museum is also a good place to visit. It details the history and heritage of the area. The Marmaris Beach is an exciting destination where visitors can have a great time. Around 8 Km from Marmaris is the resort town of Icmeler. Jeep safaris are available from the city to surrounding towns, villages and bays.
There are several shops all around Marmaris where muslim visitors can find excellent Turkish souvenirs like carpets, rugs, etc. There are also some shops that sell goods made from real leather. The markets sell several local handicrafts and items. A walk through the local markets is truly recommended.
The nearest airport to Marmaris is the Dalaman Airport. The airport is served by international flights and is about 100 Km from Marmaris. Coach transfers are available from the airport to Marmaris. The journey takes about 1.5 hours and costs around 25 TL per person. The Dalaman airport provides the prayer room facility for muslim travelers. Prayer room is located in the arrival area and it is open 24 hours.
Finding halal food in Marmaris should not be a problem. Most of the places sell halal food however many also serve alcohol and pork hence it is best for people to confirm before eating. There are several stalls at the beachfront that serve Turkish and European food.
Marmaris has several mosques. Some of the mosques in Marmaris include Haci Salih Efecik Mosque, Camiavlu Mosque, Merkez Yesil, etc. Locating the mosques is not difficult as they are placed along the main areas of the city.