When visiting Turkey, you’d be foolish to miss out on their delicious, vibrant dishes. Turkish cuisine mixes Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan flavours, resulting in a brilliantly unique foody experience.
As there are so many restaurants to choose from around Marmaris, I have listed three of the very best (so that you’re not quite so overwhelmed with choice!). Prepare your taste buds for some tasty Turkish treats…
This is perfect if you’re looking for a quiet place to dine. Hidden away behind the marina and overlooking some traditional cottages, Ney restaurant is a cutesy, scenic spot to enjoy some fabulous food and soak up some sun on the terrace.
Their menu caters for all, with authentic Turkish favourites like moussaka and ravioli, as well as some more familiar dishes available to order. Ney is also renowned for its delicious Turkish coffee, so don’t forget to get yourself a caffeine hit!
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
Here is a handy review from a Tripadvisor user:
This is a gorgeous small restaurant in Marmaris, away from the craziness of the marina area. It is off the beaten track in a small street leading to the castle and up some steep steps. The climb is worth the effort, as once you get there it is like being in someone’s home.
The food is beautifully served and presented and tastes delicious and it offers good value for money.
Don’t miss it!
This is a large chain restaurant with branches all over Turkey, however, despite its popularity, Kofteci Ramiz has a casual, relaxed ambience. Its expansive menu certainly caters for all; several online reviews applaud the excellent food and array of choices.
The place is often bustling with locals, particularly at lunchtime since the salads are renowned across Turkey. Prefer something else? The friendly staff are always on hand to recommend their favourite Turkish dishes.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
This couple definitely seemed to enjoy it!
We’ve been here for 3 times, and all 3 times were fantastic. Good service with delicious Turkish food. If you’re looking for the best place to try national food, you should obviously visit this café.
Meryem Ana Manti Evi
Located in yet another hidden spot in Marmaris, this restaurant will give you a true feel for the Turkish culture. Its home-cooked, authentic food is popular among locals, which is always a good sign if you’re looking to avoid Westernised chains.
The restaurant is great value for money and has an extensive, traditional menu, ranging from the classic lamb casserole dishes (Kuzu güveç), to more unusual Turkish foods that you might not find elsewhere.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
There are masses of positive reviews about this restaurant online; here is a snippet from one.
Slightly off the beaten track, this place offers traditional homely Turkish food aimed at the locals.
This restaurant is one of the cheapest and best in the area and if you want to immerse in the culture then this place is a must.
Where to Stay
Hotel Dost is rated one of the best value hotels in Marmaris, and offers more than you might expect. Free Wi-Fi, brilliant breakfast buffets, and some gorgeous beaches just a few miles away. Bikes are also available to hire, so you can peddle about to explore the nearby historical monuments, or search for the more hidden gems of Marmaris. If you’re looking to spend the day a little further out of Marmaris, take a look at this blog post.
Blue Bay Platinum is just over a mile away from the centre of Marmaris, and is perfect if you’re looking to get out and about. The building is clean and modern, with luxurious rooms and brilliant amenities to cater for all its guests…you might want to stay in after all!
Take a break in the spa after a long day exploring, or relax in the hotel’s private pools.
D-Resort Grand Azur Marmaris. If you’re looking for a real taste of Turkey, this hotel, as well as providing stunning views of the city and coastline, offers traditional dishes made with fresh ingredients daily. D-Resort Grand Azur is also situated nearby popular landmarks such as Marmaris castle, not to mention some hidden beaches along the way. The hotel boasts a large fitness centre, tennis court, and an indoor pool, so there will always be something to keep you occupied once you return from your days out.
How to Get There
To get to Marmaris, it is best to fly to Dalaman airport. From the UK, this can take from 2 to 4 hours depending on dates and timings. From here, an airport transfer from Shuttle Direct can take you to your destination. The drivers are always reliable, and also extremely friendly, so I would certainly recommend their transfer services. The journey from Dalaman to the centre of Marmaris will take less than 2 hours.
About Shuttle Direct
At Shuttle Direct we provide reliable airport transfers so you can begin and end your holiday safely and without hassle. Our services are easy to book online, and all our contact details can be found on the website. Click here to find out more and book your transfer.