Marmaris is a busy and popular centre, with a large harbour and plenty going on. The beach is small and crowded, and may not be suitable for those seeking a holiday home in an area with beautiful beaches.
Those seeking a permanent home will appreciate Marmaris' facilities - there are three hospitals here and while there is no international school as yet, many expat parents have put their children in local schools with good success.
It's just fifty kilometres from Dalaman Airport, convenient for quick trips back to the UK. Anyone looking for an investment property could get a good deal in Marmaris. It's a busy centre with an increasingly busy marina, and property prices will undoubtedly rise. However, Marmaris' increasing reputation as a crowded resort, which appeals more to sun and sea seeking younger holiday-makers, may cap the ceiling on property prices, restricting your capital growth prospects.
Like Alanya, there is also good rental potential for young Marmaris professionals. However, discerning buyers tend to avoid Marmaris thanks to its 'cheap and cheerful' reputation, and some properties currently on the market are older properties which leave a lot to be desired. It will pay to be very selective when making a purchase in Marmaris.