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Tips on Avoiding Marmaris Tourist Traps

Marmaris Tourist Traps

Marmaris gets a lot of tourist traffic, and with that has come an increase in tourist traps. Here are some tips on avoiding those pitfalls on your trip.

Shop Around

Be careful when paying for things in Marmaris. Many shops have no set price for anything, and it’s possible to dramatically overpay for an item. If you get the sense that a vendor is charging too much, simply begin to walk away. The seller will likely call you back with a better price. If you don’t get called back, go to another store to shop around. the chances are good that you’ll find a better price somewhere else.

Avoid Beggars

Marmaris has its fare share of beggers, and it can be difficult to tell which ones are genuine. They comb the beach, offering things like grapes or flowers, and then they demand payment even for samples. More come out when night falls. If you are being careful with your money, it is best to politely say no right away.

Booking Day Trips

Hotels often offer to book day trips for you. If you visit the village of Sarigerme, though, you will find many of the same trips available at significantly lower prices. The tours you can find there are led by people who are friendly, and their services often include lunch and other activities. It is best to know ahead of time what your options are than to spend too much at the hotel.

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