Didn’t sleep that well.
Sleeping in the back streets of Mamaris was interesting. I woke up every time a person would walk by or a car would drive past as I thought they were going to attack the van and so I had a rubbish night’s sleep. I was awake by 0600, so I just walked around the block a couple of times, then returned to wake everyone else up. The one thing I thought for sure was that the van was going to get a parking ticket. But no we hadn’t, so we left it there and went for a walk round town.
It was a beautiful little town all set up for the sailing boats, pleasure craft and island hopping tours. We even saw a huge pretend pirate boat set up like the Pirates of the Caribbean called the Barbosa.
A local told us that it will cater for family events during the day and foam parties at night all through the summer. You can see a yellow slide out the side that drops you straight into the crystal clear water.
We walked around the old town up to the castle and then had a coffee at one of the little cafes up the top of the hill. The boys told us last night that there was a personal pleasure craft the size of a passenger ferry. They were not wrong we saw it pull in. It wasn’t until we saw its flags on the rear deck, via some supplied binoculars, that we realised it was a pleasure craft. Unreal, it even had pilot boats out to guide it in to dock. You can see it’s dark imposing shape in the feature picture of this post.
After a good look around we walked back to the van and got out of Marmaris city. We decided we didn’t want to travel too far and just looked for a local camping ground. We drove approx 30km out of town to a camp site. It only really catered for Turkish travellers with no English spoken but was close, plenty of locals, another beautiful location, looking straight out to the water and so we stayed.