Friday, April 6, 2012

Circuit in Turcia 9. Marmaris / Roundtrip in Turkey 9. Marmaris

A one week stay in Marmaris, one of the oldest resort on the Turquoise Coast was wonderful! The resort is surrounded by mountains. Staying on the beach and admiring the landscape, it makes you wonder if it is a passage in the open sea there!

The beach itself is not so great: scarce sand of a rather greyish color. Perhaps it is better to take the dolmus (1.75 TL/pers.) or a taxi-boat (7.5 TL/pers.) and go to Icmeler. But we didn't come here for the beach! There are so many trips to the surrounding area that you have not time enough to organise yourself.


Once a week, on Thursday, it is market day. A colorful place where you can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, spices but also clothes, shoes, bags, Haggling is a norm (usually a little over half the asked price).


In the evening, the Bar Street awaits you with many bars and restaurants, and also shops which stay open till very late.

Un sejur de o saptamana la Marmaris, una dintre cele mai vechi statiuni turcesti de pe Coasta de Turcoaz a fost prilej de continua incantare. In primul rand, asezarea este splendida. Chiar daca e un cliseu, asa e! Marmaris pare asezata pe fundul unei vai, inconjurata din toate partile de munti.
Marmaris, vazut de pe serpentine
Stand pe plaja si privind in fata ta, ai impresia ca nu exista nici o iesire spre larg, printre munti. Plaja nu e grozava, cu nisip putin, mai degraba gri decat auriu. Peisajul face insa toti banii si noi nu am venit aici pentru plaja (unde n-am stat nici o zi!).
 plaja din Marmaris
 
faleza
Sunt atat de multe excursii de facut din Marmaris in imprejurimi, incat daca nu vrei neaparat sa stai sa te prajesti cu orele, abia reusesti sa te organizezi. Oricum, o plaja mai frumoasa si mai putin aglomerata gasesti la Icmeler, unde poti ajunge cu dolmusul (1.75 TL/persoana) sau cu taxi-barca (7.50 TL/persoana).
 Icmeler
O data pe saptamana, joia, in Marmaris e piata mare cu fructe, legume, mirodenii dar si haine, pantofi, posete, etc. Targuiala e modul acceptat de a face cumparaturi aici.
 lokum/rahat
Seara, aproape de marina, te asteapta animata "strada barurilor". Magazinele sunt deschise pana tarziu in noapte.

18 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful city !

mircea said...

Intr-adevar,niste locuri cu adevarat superbe.Le-am trecut deja pe in capul listei in cazul unei vacante in Turcia.

magda said...

Lovely photos!!!
I have locum in my home, allways :))
I love it!
I wish you a Happy Easter to your family!
Many kisses

LifeRamblings said...

i've not been to this part of Turkey but looks like another great place to visit. the fresh produce looks enticing.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks for the visit, Wong!

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc pentru vizita, mircea.

Traveling Hawk said...

Oh, Magda, in this case I should pay you a visit when I come to Greece:)

Traveling Hawk said...

That part of Turkey is fascinating, Life Ramblings! I also want to go there again and visit other places. There is so much to see there.

VP said...

Some interesting food, spices and boats!

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderful colors and moods in your collection of images TH. I admire your penchant for traveling to so many beautiful places. Have a fantastic weekend!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is a fantastic place to visit!!

joo said...

It's like a holiday paradise:)

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm glad you find them interesting, VP!

Traveling Hawk said...

I want to gather on my retina the wonders of this world, Doug! We have to be able to retrieve them whenever we like.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Phivos!

Traveling Hawk said...

That's exactly what it is, Joo!

Rizalenio said...

So many things to see and buy. A very busy city. I like it here.

Traveling Hawk said...

We spent a nice week there, Rizalenio!