Cameras ready in Marmaris for security

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Approximately 117 cameras have been installed on 15-meter-high poles in the center of the city of Marmaris and in the İçmeler, Armutalan, Belbdibi provinces, in hopes of improving security and enhancing tourism. Information about the new project, which will include 27 omni-directional cameras, was provided at the assembly of the Marmaris Committee of Camera Systems, led by Marmaris official Cemallettin Özdemir.

Noting that the first phase of the project was complete and that the second phase would consist of building a surveillance center at the Marmaris Provincial Police Department, Özdemir added: “The most important feature of this $1.5 million project is that it’s done with optical fiber cables for the first time in Turkey. This system will allow for 1,000 additional cameras to be built without expense. They are also resistant to earthquakes and any other natural disaster.”
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Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Thursday Market in Marmaris (the popular Friday Market)
Marmaris Village Market sells fruit, vegetables, fabrics and some clothes – for men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear to fake designer goods and last year’s must-haves. Some of its specialities are sports wear, linen, tablecloths and there’s household goods, too. The market is held in and around G. Mustafa Muglali Caddesi and is open Thursdays 08:00-18:00 and the best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon.

Sunday Market in Beldibi
Nestled between the mountainous crevices of Beldibi area villagers living in Beldibi or nearby lead a simple life dependent on agriculture and livestock. The market in Beldibi is famous for its rich produce, including potatoes, onions, fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, chilli peppers, seeds, plants. Some household items are available at prices cheaper than shopping centers. Some clothes from T-shirts to accessories are sold too, but offer less clothing options than the Market in Marmaris on Thursdays. This is a perfect place to spend your Sunday afternoon in a local bazar setting.

Carsi Market in Marmaris
Nestled in the heart of the resort, in the shadow of the Ottoman Castle, the Old Carsi Market offers the perfect antidote to out-of-town shopping malls. The stalls in the old covered market are the place to look for something original, of excellent quality and value for money. Sundays are busiest, with over 200 shops operating, including a flea market. On weekdays between 11:00 and 16:00 the markets’ varied shops are quieter, except at lunchtime, when the choice of eating places attracts the young crowd.

Wednesday Market in Icmeler
Set by the road to Turunc, just before you begin climbing up the mountains, this market is perhaps the smallest of the three markets, described here. Yet no matter of its size it does set the mood for shopping, looking for souvenirs, simple buys and bargains available only in Turkey. Take your camera to picture the colourful abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit, clothes and household items.

After Shopping the Best Thing is “Turkish Bath (Hamam)”

Turkish BathIf you’re after the perfect tan, one of the best ways to start it off is with a trip to the traditional Turkish bath (known in Turkey as a ‘Hamam’). Here’s what to expect when you get into your local hamam. It is an experience that never ceases to give you enjoyment, not just because a Turkish Bath leaves you feeling “squeaky” clean, but because it is also something so different to back home.