Marmaris – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°50’59.3″N 28°16’25.8″E / 36.849797, 28.273841
GPS : 36°43’50.0″N 28°18’10.5″E / 36.730562, 28.302911
Focal Plane : 39 m ( 128 ft ), Tower Height : 12 m ( 39 ft )
Character : W. FL. (3) 15.0 Second (three white flashes every 15 second), Flashing Character : 0.5+1.5+0.5+1.5+0.5+10.5
Visibility Range : 12 nautical miles
Keçi Adası Lighthouse
GPS : 36°47’59.4″N 28°15’29.8″E / 36.799837, 28.258271
Focal Plane : 30 mt (98 ft), Tower Height : 12 mt (39 ft)
Character : R. FI. 2.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.2 + 1.8
Visibility Range : 6,5 nautical miles
Yıldız (Nimara) Island
Fl 3s 9m 5M
GPS : 36°50’59.3″N 28°16’25.8″E / 36.849797, 28.273841
Check-in facilities (for Customs and Immigration)
Marmaris Port is surrounded by densily wooded mountains, splitted by ravines with some indentations bordered by pine forest. Marmaris Port lies in a diameter of 2,5 Mile and the depths are 30 m. The port is protected by Nimara (Yıldız) and Keçi Island from southerlies. Nimara Island is a peninsula, it is connected to the mainland with an isthmus called as Yalancı Boğaz.
The bay is connected to open sea by two passages. The passage Büyük Boğaz is 750 m wide and there are 38 m depths in the fairway. There are lights on both shores at the head of the passage.
Both shores are free from any obstacles. There are patches at İnceburun Light. Keep 30 m distance off. The passage between Keçi Adası and Mehmet Sarı Burnu is called as Küçük Boğaz, it is 465 m wide. An islet Kargı Adası stands in the middle in the passage. There are sufficient depths (about 38 m) on both sides and they are free of dangers. This stretch of coast is fully covered by hotels and summer sites. A nice boulevard behind the beach between Marmaris – İçmeler continues for 7 km. The settings are impressive among flowers and pine trees.
Swimming areas are cordoned off with buoys. Boats can be anchored off swimming buoys , paying attention with piers locations ashore.
The main anchorage to be tucked up is on the western side of the port. The bottom is sand-weed and it provides good holding. Boats swing at anchor in 8 – 14 m. Prevailing wind pushes swell in. Care is needed as this side gets very crowded by tripper boats and they constanly churn in and out. This anchorage becomes untenable when southerlies blow strong, it becomes too bumy. The anchorage on the northern side of Nimera Island affords sheltering from southerlies.
There are number of visiting boats and families winterizing afloat in Marmaris. Marmaris area carries typical Mediterranean climate characteristics- mild and rainy, relatively warm in winter and dry in summer.
Marmaris sits on the marvelous natural harbour where Lord Nelson organised his fleet for the attack on the French at Abukir in 1798.
Marmaris is a popular designation for scuba diving. There are several dive centers in Marmaris that arrange guided diving trips, excursions and even provide diving lessons for the inexperienced individuals, eager to try out this underwater sport.
Atlantis Waterpark is a very popular Marmaris destination for for fun-lovers of all ages, with numereous slides, kids pool, wave pool, mini golf, bowling, restaurants, bars and entertainment.
This run by the Marmaris Municipality and it is cheaper to moor here. The shores below the Marmaris Castle on the peninsula are surrounded by quays. All gulets and some foreign and domestic yachts moor along this quay area. At the quay, which has a water depth of 3 – 4 metres, you can get water and power connections. The fuel for bunkering is brought by tankers.
There are 58 sea vaults for easy anchoring.
This marina is a long and windy marina, run by the city of Marmaris, and hosts almost all of the charter boats in Marmaris. Private vessels can stay here if there is room. Some of the marina faces restaurants and bars that play music, but not so loud as the music played on “Bar” street, on block inward. No protection from any swells or wind
Approach and Navigation
It is best to approach Marmaris via the channel (Şark Boğazı) between Keçi Adası to the W and Yildiz or Nimara Adası to the E, staying in the middle of the channel.
Warning : There can be very strong gusts in Şark Boğazı when there is a strong southerly wind.
The region of the quay, being on the strolling street, gets very busy in the evening. Behind it there are all types of bars and restaurants.
Marmaris Port is administrated by the municipality and mooring charges are relatively cheaper than the marinas.
Gullets and yachts go stern on quays. There are 3 – 8 m depth on the quays and the depth at the head is 1 – 3 m.
Water and electricty (mono and three phases 220/380V -16/25/32 Amp) connections are available.
Fuel can be obtained from truck-tanker.
Bilge water discharge service is provided.
The former settlements of the city were around the castle. This castle was built in 1522 during Suleyman the Magnificiant’s journey to conquer Rhodes. The old houses and narrow streets are worth visiting.
All provisions can be found.
All bank branches, private and state hospitals, regular transport facilities for most destination in Turkey are available.
Shopping : Hipermarkets, Supermarkets, Shops, Stores, Markets
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rent Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospitals, Health Centers, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars, Night Clubs
Public Market : Takes place on Thursdays and Sundays.
The Marmaris International Yacht Club
The Marmaris International Yacht Club arranges several activities including races, sailing courses for the youngsters and shows. Club organizes Yacht Charter Show every year in may. This activity has encouraged boat builders to improve the standarts. Number of attendants, agents, boat owners and brokers come together on this occasion.
Another activity of the club is Channel Regatta for offshore boats. This regatta is organised with Offshore Yachting Club of Rhodos. This activity contributes alot to revive and strenght historical and cultural relations of both Greek and Turkish people.
The most important activity of the club is International Race Week. This traditional activity has been arranged for the last 21 years. This event takes place every year in october. This popular race gathers racing boats and passionate sailors from all around the world.
Most tourists enjoy visiting markets in both Marmaris (Armutalan) and Içmeler. The markets sell most of the same things the local shops stock but one can haggle a bit more. The market in the Armutalan area of Marmaris is on a Thursday and the Içmeler market is every Wednesday.
Marmaris is famous for its hectic nightlife. There are a selection of good clubs along the beachfront which play a variety of music and cater to different tastes. For hardcore partiers Bar Street, located in the old town has over 100 bars and clubs: all are open to at least 4 am. Beware when drinking in Bar Street as prices are much higher than those along the beach front although entry to most clubs is free and there are periods when there are special offers available.
For hard core partiers Bar street is where the party’s at. Located in the old town this street has over 100 bars and clubs ranging from rock bars to Club arena, a huge outdoor nightclub with foam parties. All are open to at least 4 am. Beware when drinking in Bar Street as prices are much higher than those along the beach front although entry to most clubs is free and there are periods when there are special offers available.
Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.
Akya (Lear fish), Çipura (Sea Bream), Levrek (Sea bass), Kalamar (Calamary), Palamut (Atlantic bonito), Kılıç (Sword fish), Trança (Pagry), Sinağrit (Dentex), Orfoz (Gouper), Yazılı Orkinos (Little tunny-bonito), Kalamar (Calamary), Ahtapot (Octopus), Yengeç (Crab), İstakoz (Lobster), Karides (Shrimp), Mezgit (Whiting), Mavi Mezgit (Blue Whitting), Kırma Mercan (Pandora), Çizgili Mercan (Striped bream), Barbunya (Red mullet), İzmarit (Piceral), Karagöz (Two Banded Bream), İspari (Annular bream), Lahoz (Waker), Sardalya (Gilt sardine), Has Kefal (Striped mullet), Sivriburun Kefal (Sharp noise mullet), Sarıyanak Kefal (Golden mullet), Kalın Dudaklı Kefal (Thick lipped mullet), İnce Dudaklı Kefal (Thin lipped mullet)
Dalaman Airport is 86 km from Marmaris.
Minibus : Marmaris – Turunç, İçmeler
Bus : Marmaris – Dalaman
Water Taxi : Marmaris – Turunç, İçmeler
Ferryboat : Marmaris – Rhodos (Greece)
Seabus : Marmaris – Rhodos (Greece)
Airport : Dalaman International Airport, Milas-Bodrum International Airport