Intermar Hotel Marmaris TURKEY
Marmaris Travel Hints & Tips
Local 'Dolmus' minibus runs to the center of every resort in Turkey, fee is approximately 25 - 45 pence.
There are bus stops along the route, as of this year 2001 the minibuses stop only at those stops.
Taxis are recognized by their yellow colour. The fare shown on the meter reads according to the distance travelled. Better take a dolmus still - taxi is expensive in resorts!
In resort there are ATM machines near every bank and large supermarkets like Tansas and Migros, also in most places you will be able to pay by credit card, be it a shop or a restaurant. Most Turkish banks charge commission on cash back and cash advances so may be asked to cover this cost. Also most places accept foreign currency for payments. You can cash your Travellers cheques at any exchange bureau, however check the commission rates, as the exchange rate displayed outside is usually the Selling rate. You can also check the daily rate of TL on our website.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 09.00- 12.00 and 13.30 17.00
Certain Banks open on Saturdays half day and during lunch hours.
Exchange Offices are open everyday until around 11.00pm.
Foreign Currency, Travellers Cheques, and Credit Cards are accepted in Turkey except the Scottish Pound and torn or damaged notes.
Public telephones are conveniently located throughout the country. Pay phones are available operated with telephone cards, recognized by the green color and Turk Telecom sign on them. The telephone cards of 30, 60, 100 and 120 units are sold at the post offices, small markets, book stores.
Dialing information - Local Calls- If you call in same area code with you, then dial the 7-digit telephone number directly.
Long Distance Calls- When calling a subscriber located in a place with a different area code, dial national access code 0,3-digit area code followed by the 7-digit phone number.
Operator Assisted Calls - The special number 131 for local calls or 115 for international calls will take you to Türk Telekom's operators. Register the desired telephone number and other details. Operator will place the call for you and will connect you to the desired number. To make an international call from Turkey, dial 00 + Country Code + Area Code + Telephone Number.
A call from abroad to Turkey would have the same format. (Country Code of Turkey is 90) Inoculations
Please see your local GP. If staying in resort area, and not planning on extended travel, no inoculations are necessary.
Drink only bottled water.
Turkish standard time is 2 hours ahead Greenwich Mean Time, 1 hour ahead of Central European Time, and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
The voltage is 220 Volts AC in all parts of the country.
The temperatures rise to a high of 45oC in August so high factor suntan lotion is essential. Keeping hydrated with water only is a must!
Children should be well covered with hats and hydrated.
Private and State hospitals, doctors surgeries and clinics are available all over Marmaris and Fethiye. Health insurance is highly recommended.
Medicine & Health Services
Hopefully you should remain in good health during your holiday but should you happen to need a doctor please do not hesitate to. In the resorts there are private and state hospitals and many private clinics.
Medical facilities are up-to-date and equipped to cope with the majority of medical problems. There are multilingual doctors and dentists all around the resorts open during weekly business hours. For emergency medical care, you may contact your hotel reception to request a doctor's visit in your hotel room.
Turkey is known by many as a shopper's paradise with rich variety of the craft mean that it is impossible to resist buying. Main shopping resorts are Fethiye, Bodrum, Marmaris, Antalya, Alanya, and Istanbul Grand Bazaar.
Unlike a European country there is a great range of places in which to shop in Turkey, from modern boutique
s to colourful bazaars and bustling markets.
In virtually every instance, carpets, fine leather, precious jewelry, gold in particular are a better buy here in Turkey than they are in other parts of Europe.