Starting a trip in Marmaris following the route southeast to Antalya
Marmaris, dining out:
Sea Club Restaurant in Netsel-Marina. Decoration looks nice, try dinner out to eat in Marina atmosphere
Another place to recommend for the nice view is Antique Bar, which is a restaurant as well, and located exactly besides Sea Club in first floor - the terrace offers a beautiful view over the Marina, and it is recommended to make a reservation for first-row-best-view-tables in the evening!
Dutch food in Marmaris
TOL - back on it´s former suiccess-place at the harbourside,
about 200m from the Netsel-Marina bridge, about 50 m further
from the above mentioned Caria Restaurant.
Note: the Sate is part of "Asian menu" - coming with a chicken-soup, a big sate-plate with baked banana and fruits-salad, 7 bowls of vegetables, potzatoies and chips, and finally a big pancake filled with icecream - for a normal eater, this is definitely too big for one person alone, and we recommend to share with two!
Pizza & Steaks
the harbour for about 400 m (coming from Netsel Marina). First a
little left-curve, then cross the little place and make
a slight right turn... after 50 m, you see on the right Vita Bella (formerly
known as "O´Yes")
Turkish basic kitchen
There are several VERY simple turkish "Lankantas" inside the narrow streets besides the Bazarr, and when you are hungry during the daytime, it is absolutely recommended to go there... food is shown open, decoration is very simple, bread in plastic boxes on the table. But it is very, very good and... extremely cheap! Most of the places are correct and charge only what they charge to ereybody! Even with "tourist surcharge" you will not pay more than 5-6 Euros for a complete lunch with water or beer per person!
Beer and "Gossip"
is available in SCORPIO´S Bar, which is right after the bridge, 50m on the right. Many sailors, residents and other barpeople...don´t believe all those stories, they tell... with each beer more, the waves become higher and higher, as always in such sailor´s places, but it´s fun to listen for a while!
Neighbours Restaurant Marmaris
formerly a simple turkish Taverna, then a place, where the austrian community of Marmaris did meet... now: a basic and simple, but good quality-restaurant with a very mixed scenery of turkish residents, austrian livaboards and other sailors (who have a brak from Scorpios) and really reasonable prices. Neighbours is easy to find: coming form the Marina bridge it´s about the 4th or 5th restaurant - always full without hassle... very good food at reasonable prices, friendly staff! Try baked liver and fried potatoes austrian style... delicious!
Marmaris, Bars & Diskos in BAR STREET:
Bar Street is the second street behind the main port promenade. One Bar followed by a Discotheque, Fast Food places and Kiosks for cigarettes and other things needed. Extremely noisy and loud, even, if there is nobody inside - turkish owners and staff think: the more noise, the more people...everybody wonders, why they don´t learn, because (except of high season), the places are empty all the time...(you can´t even speak or understand a word).
Enough nightlife, back to bed and next day, after shopping the last forgotten items for your crew and checking the boat, you start sailing. After you have left the Marina, you might try some manouevres to train your crew and get feeling for the boat, and with calm winds you sail through Marmaris bay, either through the passage straight south or more right passing the beaches and sourrounding the island.
The first bay after that passage is on the right called
Here is a good place for late starters or if your training needed too long
time. Or at return for the last night before returning to the Marina (straight
way is about 1,5 hrs)
Be carefull in May and late September: there is no safety against easterly and southeasterly winds! Don´t stay there, if there might be winds from these directions, it is very dangerous (high waves coming in!). In summertime with it´s mostly northerly winds, it is a safe and nice place to stay!
place on the right side of the bay (seen from sea), AMOS Bay, closed down
shall not be reopened. The 3 restaurants on it´s left are ok, and
one (left of the white Hotel-building) is new, offers mooring-buoys
and even a jetty with electricity and water. The place belongs to a Hotel
and the terrace is full in the season, however: if you make a reservation
early enough, you can enjoy the beautiful view over the bay, and the
very good kitchen and service = very professional and worth the money