Just 25km away from rural quiet Orhaniye, bustling Marmaris is home to Turkey’s largest marina, and has some of the liveliest nightlife to be found anywhere in Turkey. As you stroll along the quays, you will see berthed some of the most amazing wooden Gulets you will see anywhere in the world.
There are a large number of excellent restaurants along the quays and covered shopping arcades where you can buy traditional Turkish ceramics, rugs and much more. It is also the place where you are most likely to need your haggling skills.
You can take several boat and diving trips from the quay or book a day trip to the Greek Island of Rhodes on a fast catamaran service that only takes about one hour.
There are three major supermarkets in Marmaris, which all offer low prices for those major shopping expeditions. There are also two Aqua Parks in Marmaris, ideal for the kids.