The end of lockdown in Marmaris, Turkey means we can walk on the beach again, swim and suntan. A mix of apprehension hangs over Marmaris with an unclear start of the season. Yes there are tourists now, with a few hotels open. But the main concern is centered around the countries that used to account for the majority of Marmaris visitors, with the UK and Russia topping the list.
As the Turkish government lifted the 20-day national lockdown the social media quickly filled with videos capturing heavy traffic across the country. Many people travelled south to the summer homes and hotels in Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, Antalya. Having spent the lockdown many are returning back to the cities of origin.