Marmaris (Marmaris)

town

A district center of Mugla Province with a population of 35000 people. An important port and a resort in Turkey on the shore of the Aegean Sea, located in a large bay with several big marinas.

Coordinates

36° 50′ 52″ N, 28° 16′ 26″ E

About the location

Marmaris is one of the most popular among yachtsmen from around the world areas of Turkey. In the ancient times the town of Physkos used to be situated here and in 334 it had fallen under the attack of Alexander the Great.

Every year lots of people, convinced that the best means of transportation is yacht sailing, come to Marmaris.

In the large bay of Marmaris they host various regattas.

This bay also has a few small and large marinas. It is the place where a lot of different charter companies are operating.

For many sailing sports lovers this was the town that introduced them to the coastal Turkey. Probably, the largest number of yachts in Turkey is rented out and the most regattas are held here in Marmaris. Routes of Blue Cruise, which lately has become a very popular kind of recreation, also start here.

Unlike many other Turkish coastal cities, coastal areas of Marmaris are deserted in the daytime and become animated in the evenings. Nightlife is in its full swing on the waterfront and on adjacent streets. Discotheques with dance floors, stages with live music performers are complemented by night bars and other entertainment establishments. On the first line along the waterfront there is a countless sequence of restaurants with waiters standing outside, unobtrusively inviting people to come in. Loud music plays till dawn, that’s why it is hard to fall asleep if you are moored on the waterfront. The sounds of musical cacophony also reach Netsel Marina that is located nearby.

The waterfront is filled with moored gulets and big cruising yachts. To moor, you must call the manager of the berths on the radio and request a space; otherwise it is almost impossible to find an empty berth.

Not far from the marina there are two yachting shops. There is Migros grocery store in Netsel Marina.

Anchoring, mooring

Waterfront of Marmaris is filled with gulets and big yachts; it is difficult to find a berth: you must book it in advance.

There are several marinas situated in the waters of Marmaris. Two of them are large: Marmaris Netsel Marina and Marmaris Yacht Marina. 0.6 miles SE from Netsel Marina there is Albatros Marina with few anchoring berths. VHF 06 (www.offshore-sailing.net). A little farther, 2 miles away, there is a small dock Pupa Yat Hotel. VHF 72. Marmaris Yacht Marina with 750 berths is located in the SE part of the bay, 2.5 miles from town.

Anchoring. A good area for anchoring is in the E part of the bay, NE of Yacht Marina or not far from Pupa Yat Marina. The seabed: mud, vegetation, holds securely. Depth is 2-8 meters. Water is shallow closer to the shore.

Shelter

A reliable shelter from all winds.

Service, provisions at the dock

It is necessary to get in touch with Netsel Marina on the radio. VHF 06 http://www.netselmarina.com/ Phone: +90 252 412 27 08.

The employees of the marina will greet you from the boat, will accompany the yacht to the berth and help mooring. Anchorage is on mooring anchors. There is water and electricity on the pontoon, which you can use after you obtain a card. Wi-Fi. A shower, a lavatory, a self-service laundry. Fueling station, wastewater disposal system.

A 100-ton lift, major types of repairs can be arranged. There are branches of the majority of the most popular yacht accessory manufacturers.

Marmaris Yacht Marina http://www.yachtmarin.com/ Phone: +90 (252) 422 00 22. The employees of the marina will greet you from the boat, will accompany the yacht to the berth and help mooring. Anchorage is on mooring anchors. There is water and electricity on the pontoon, which you can use after you obtain a card, the Internet. A shower, a lavatory, a self-service laundry. Fueling station, wastewater disposal system.

A ferry and buses to Marmaris.

A 330-ton and a 70-ton lift. Major types of repairs can be arranged.

Infrastructure, supply

There is a grocery store with all the necessary products in Marmaris Netsel Marina, and a few restaurants along the shore that mainly provide service to yachtsmen. On the second line – boutiques with clothes and footwear, marine theme, ATMs. In Marmaris Yacht Marina there are bars and restaurants, a grocery store, ATMs. In Marmaris there are a lot of cafes and restaurants located along the waterfront. There are a few yacht supply shops near Netsel Marina.

Port of entry

Marmaris is a port of entry. It’s better to hire an agent to process your documents.

What to look for

One of the most outstanding landmarks of Marmaris is the fortress built by the order of Suleiman the Great in the 15th century. There is a museum there today that depicts 3 periods of town’s history: Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine. Antique amphoras, coins and statues are exhibited in the museum.

Traditional Turkish bath – hamam – is almost an obligatory part of your cultural itinerary in Marmaris.

What and where to eat

Ashore and in town there are a lot of restaurants with Turkish, English and other national cuisines.

Transportation

The closest to Marmaris airport – Dalaman, 120 miles.

Regular transportation to other cities: Istanbul, Datca, Bozburun, Bodrum, Mugla and others.

There is a ferry to Rhodes Island.

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