I've been to Marmaris a couple of years ago,
For good restaurants and shops, a very good nightlife and some exciting boat and jeep excursions nearby; Marmaris is the place 2 be!!
For beaches, Marmaris is unfortunately not the place to be, luckily there is a town called Icmeler about 7 KM from Marmaris with a nice beach and if you're gonna make a boat excursion to Turtle Beach you will visit a very good beach as well.......
the bus transfer from the nearest airport (Dalaman, DLM) is about 1,5 hours, and most of the hotels are widely spread over the town, especially in the suburb called Armutalan, that's about 5 KM from the centre of Marmaris, but easy to reach by taxi or Dolmus (on demand bus service)
I experienced Turkey as a beautiful country where the people still share a lot of hospitality.....and the food....oh my god.....DELICOUS!!!
.....It can be very hot during the summer season....much warmer than for example in Spain or Italy....so be prepared for that.....and ofcourse, but thats logical....respect for the way of living out there....Besides of the fact the people living on the coastsides have a more free way of living, Turkey is still a Muslim country.........
So that's my opinion on Turkey/Marmaris.....I hope your parents and sister will enjoy their holiday out there!!
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