Marmaris is a typical tourist resort and start point for Marmaris blue cruise. It has an endless number of shops selling typical souvenirs ranging from Turkish Delight to pottery, leather, metalwork, jewellery, precious metals and carpets. Turkey is famous for its textiles and although you may not be buying originals, if you have an eye and feel for quality you can get excellent clothing that will impress everyone when you get home.
You will have to haggle; the locals expect it and if you are determined you can get significant reductions from the first price quoted.
Those staying at self-catering accommodation will probably need a good supermarket even if they are not going to cook every day. Tansas, Migros and Kipa, part of Tesco, will have everything anyone might want.
Markey day is a tourist attraction; clothing as well as wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables. Marmaris market has great shopping and is open every Thursday and nearby Icmeler Wednesday.
Netsel Marina is probably the best place to find famous brands with plenty of restaurants to eat in and bars for a drink nearby once you’ve finished shopping.
The Carpet School Marmaris is educational while another place for carpets is the village of Turgut.