Best time to visit Marmaris

The best time to visit Marmaris for a beach holiday is from mid-June to mid-September, with the summer months of July and August usually very hot.

However, anytime from early-May to late-October is good for a range of outdoor activities.

Marmaris weather

Located on the southwest coast of Turkey, Marmaris enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, sunny summers, and cold, wet winters. The summer heat is tempered by the coastal sea breeze.

What is the best month to visit Marmaris?
June through September are the best months to visit Marmaris – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.

July and August are especially popular, since this is the peak tourist season in Marmaris.

To avoid the crowds, higher prices and extreme heat of summer, the months of May and October are also good for a range of outdoor activities.

Which is the hottest month in Marmaris?
The hottest month in Marmaris is normally July, with an average daily high temperature of 34°C (93°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 23°C (73°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 29°C (84°F).

Which is the coldest month in Marmaris?
The coldest month in Marmaris is usually January, with an average high-temperature of 15°C (59°F) and an average low-temperature of 7°C (44°F).

The cool season lasts from December through March, with an average daily high temperature below 18°C (64°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Marmaris?
The sunniest time of year in Marmaris is usually July, with an average of 11 hours of bright sunshine per day – that's an average of 76% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Marmaris?
Marmaris experiences seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 50% – 70% over the course of the year.

The more humid time of year lasts from July through to mid-September, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 6% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Marmaris is August, with around six days that are muggy.

We derive the humidity comfort level from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the air. A higher dew point feels muggy and uncomfortable.

October through May is generally comfortable, with no days in any month that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Marmaris?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Marmaris in August when the water temperature reaches 26°C (79°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.

The time of year with warmer water lasts from mid-July to early-October, with an average temperature above 24°C (75°F).

Which month has the most rain in Marmaris?
December is usually the wettest month of the year in Marmaris, with 290mm (11in) of rainfall on average, which is distributed across 14 days in December.

The rainy season lasts from November to mid-April, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The heaviest rain in Marmaris falls from November through March.

The dry season lasts from mid-April through October. The months with the least rainy days in Marmaris are July and August.

Which is the windiest month in Marmaris?
The windiest month of the year in Marmaris is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-November to early-April, with average wind speeds of more than 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-April to late-November. The calmest month of the year in Marmaris is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction is from the north throughout the year in Marmaris.

Marmaris Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
15 15 17 21 26 31 34 34 31 26 20 16
Average low temperature (°C)
7 7 8 11 15 20 23 23 20 16 11 8
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
4 5 6 7 9 11 11 10 9 7 5 3
Average daily daylight (hrs)
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
Cold Cold No heat No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat heat & humidity icon Nigh heat heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
65 65 60 60 60 55 50 55 55 65 70 70
UV Index (max)
2 3 5 6 8 10 10 9 7 5 3 2
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
14 12 9 8 4 3 2 1 2 6 9 14
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
230 170 120 60 30 15 25 8 25 80 180 290
Average wind speed (km/h)
15 16 15 13 12 14 14 14 13 12 14 15
Average sea temperature (°C)
17 16 16 17 20 23 25 26 25 23 20 18
Marmaris, Mugla, Turkey

Holiday seasons

Peak season: Lasts from July to mid-September when prices are at their highest, and during Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Low season: The ‘shoulder season’ months of April, May, mid- to late September and October.

Note: During winter months, accommodation on the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts is often closed from mid-October until late-April – with the exception of Christmas and New Year.

Source: Meteorological data for Marmaris is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Turkish State Meteorological Service.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Marmaris: 12 May, 2024

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