Is Marmaris safe for tourists ?

For many years tourists consider Marmaris as a safe place to go.
The resort areas in Turkey tend to be better policed and safer than urban areas for travelers.
Almost 40 million tourists visited Turkey in 2018, making the province of Mugla that accounts for Dalaman, Marmaris, Fethiye and Gocek the third most popular travel destination in Turkey in the summer months. So far nearly 9 million tourists visited Turkey in 2019, and 160 thousand of foreign tourists travelled to the province of Mugla in the off season period till May.

Among other resorts Marmaris has low level of crime and the most common type of crime is house burglary. We would highly recommend to check if doors and windows are locked and in good condition including balconies.

The streets in Marmaris have a large number of security cameras, average lighting at night and easy access to help. Security measures are improved every year showing how seriously Marmaris is devoted to security.

Obviously the beach is another point of possible entry for thieves. The beach in Marmaris is divided into public and private areas. There is very little supervision on public beaches, however private beaches are well supervised by its workers, who are always there to serve drinks and food and will no doubt notice any suspicious persons or actions. Some private beaches have a lifeguard to watch over the water and the beach.

Not all hotels offer the same level of security. All inclusives, where guests are required to wear wristbands may seem to offer more protection. Smaller hotels tend to close their doors at certain hours at night for security.

Marmaris is frequented by the very wealthy in Turkey as most of them own summer residences and yachts in Marmaris or nearby bays. And Marmaris has the kind of security they expect.

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Is Marmaris safe for British tourists ?

Marmaris is known best as a British resort thus it is safe and comfortable for the British tourists to come here. Some places are British owned or owned by a local married to British. As such they are very knowledgeable about the culture in Britain, service and standards that are expected by British travellers.
You will always come across English speaking staff who will go out of their way to entertain you.

In cases when authorities are called in to handle major security issues you as a foreigner have a right to free attorney and free translator provided by Turkish government.
British Honorary Consulate is located in Marmaris on the harbour in case you need any assistance.

Is it safe to travel to Marmaris 2019 ?

Marmaris is a peaceful destination and one of the safest in the region, suitable for family holidays and couples. Yes, Marmaris is safe to travel in 2019.
The main security problem that is still left unsolved in Marmaris is traffic rules and conditions especially the summer months. Every year it is said that tourists can “be assured that the authorities are working hard to clarify these incidents.” Yet speed limit is not controlled. The pedestrian crossings are not respected. So please be very careful when you cross the roads in Marmaris.

Is it safe to go on holiday to Turkey now ?

For many years tourists consider Turkey as a safe country to go.
The resort areas in Turkey tend to be better policed and safer that urban areas for travelers.
Almost 40 million tourists visited Turkey in 2018, making the province of Mugla that accounts for Dalaman, Marmaris, Fethiye and Gocek the third most popular travel destination in Turkey in the summer months. So far in 2019 Turkey was visited by nearly 9 million tourists, and 160 thousand of foreign tourists travelled to the province of Mugla in the off season period.

Where should I go in Marmaris ?

Nestled between mountains and the Aegean and the Mediterranean seas Marmaris is packed with cafés, restaurants and beaches plus shops such as the jewellery, leather, carpet, bags, textile, accessories. Designer and vintage labels are frequently used as imitations. A few years ago stories were told about foreign tourists buying Rolex watches that weren’t genuine.
Yet there are some quality furs and leather goods, shimmering fabrics, floral prints – all with local brands.

A good mix of cafes and bars on the water front, with most of them on the same stretch of Long Beach.

For a wholesome Turkish breakfast, Turkish food, fish and seafood take a short trip to Akyaka in Gokova, about 30 minutes out of Marmaris.

Biking

Marmaris is becoming a cycling wonderland. The resort is laced with well-marked, long-distance cycle paths, from the center of Marmaris to the rolling hills of Icmeler. Bikes are also carried free on fast catamarans to and from Rhodes island. This cycle-friendly environment explains Marmaris presentation in the sport’s pantheon — this resort has remained one of the stages in many cycling events including the Presidential Tour of Turkey.

Is it safe to eat in Turkey ?

The level of food hygiene is generally satisfactory in Turkey. Most places maintain adequate food hygiene standards. However, there are cases of food contamination or food poisoning especially in summer months. To avoid these problems please pay attention to the cleanliness of the place and service staff. For instance ketchup and mayonnaise should be kept in a fridge. Ice cream is also a big concern as some places do not control fridge temperatures. Tap water in Turkey is not safe for drinking, but it is safe for washing.

Is it safe to shop in Marmaris ?

With the rising heat and high competition the tension among local shops in Marmaris is increasing. This is a security concern about the safety of shopping in Marmaris. Most places maintain adequate service and price policy standards. However, there are cases of street fights among the local shop keepers in summer months involving tourists. To avoid any problems please pay attention to the place and service staff. For instance, if you do not see price tags on items or name and position tags on the service staff in any shop it is a good idea not to shop here.