Marmaris Warnings and Dangers
There is plenty to see and do while visiting Marmaris. With this though can come some dangers. Common sense will get you far, but it is best to pair it with some advice on skipping out on other potentially dangerous situations.
Booking Day Trips
There are plenty of day-trip opportunities when visiting Marmaris. However, you need to go to the right booking locations for this. Signing up for a tour in your hotel is the best way to go. Outside destinations offer varying levels of service while some are downright scams. Your hotel will not set you up with a scam, so if you want to ensure you avoid any possible loss of cash from paying a fake agency, talk to your hotel.
Paying Extra for AC
It can get hot. The problem is, many places charge far more just to have air conditioning in your room. Some locations may charge you an AC fee by the day. If you’re in town for just a few days you may end up spending $50+ for the AC. Sometimes just a cool breeze is enough to keep you comfortable. At a local super market you can pick up a dirt cheap clip-on fan you can attach to your bed. Many locals use this as a form of cooling and it works great for the price.
Depending on where you are from, jaywalking is almost a way of life. Yes, it technically is illegal, but outside of a few locations (such as Hawaii) where police will stop and write you a citation, you can do as you please. That is not the case here. While the police might not write you a ticket, drivers will be less than likely to look for you as they are accustomed to people crossing in the crosswalk. Failure to do so may end up in you being hit by a vehicle.
Watch Your Drink
Spiking drinks with drugs isn’t as big of a problem here as it is in other locations (simply because drug use can be heavily fined and punished here). However, it still happens, so watch your drink. Don’t leave your drink unattended. If you use the restroom and left your drink, it is best to just get another one (unless a friend was watching it).
Buying Phone Cards
Purchasing phone cards is an inexpensive way to call family back home. It is also a quick way to be scammed out of money. You need to either pick up phone cards before you leave or purchase the cards from the post office when you arrive.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Marmaris.