Located on the southwest coast facing the Mediterranean, Marmaris is one of the most sought after Turkish destinations in the recent years. This popular resort town is busy all the year round with tourists from all over the world. However, in the context of recent terrorist attacks and bombings in the neighbouring region, there has been a recent query that “ Is Marmaris safe to travel ?” Let’s get to know of the facts about the reality of this issue.
Located along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera, Marmaris is one of the busiest and most favourite resort destinations in Turkey. Dalaman is the nearest airport to Marmaris. An erstwhile sleepy fishing village, Marmaris now has a population nearing 35,000. Tourism is the main activity and source of income with its population reaching as high as 300,000 to 400,000 during peak season. Apart from a popular resort centre, Marmaris with its two major and many more smaller marinas is best known for sailing, diving and similar water sports adventures.
Turkey may be surrounded by some of the disturbed regions like Iraq and Syria, but the diverse community here is a good mixture of traditional and modern lifestyles. Moreover, Marmaris is over 700 Km from these disturbed regions as such. The region is well protected and geographically far away from terrorist penetration. No terrorist organisation can penetrate so deep and mark its presence. Thus, the region in and around Marmaris is one of the safest tourist destinations you can include in your list.
Business as Usual
Despite the recent disturbances in the far-off borders, life in Marmaris is on its own and its business as usual. The locals are friendly and tourism is their major source of income, they are serious about offering the best holiday opportunities for visitors to the region. The pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, beautiful pine clad mountains and stunning scenery all around welcome tourists to the region. Once you are in Marmaris, you can opt to visit some of the popular and most interesting destinations like Ephesus, Pamukkale, Dalyan and participate in local sailing and diving tours.
With numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and night clubs; shopping areas, water parks, eateries, and traditional Turkish baths Marmaris offers you one of the largest ranges of activities to get indulged with. Children and family also have great opportunities to relish their holidays in Marmaris. Travellers looking for a more relaxed holiday option can choose from its numerous pristine beaches and recline basking out in the sun!