Subject: Re: Istanbul and warm water
Hi Ann and Ziners,

For a good 3* hotel and reasonable beach I can recommend the Hotel Balim in Marmaris. It's a 2 minute walk from the public beach area, has lots and lots of eating places - both traditional and fast-food close by and a pleasant clientele.

Nice people run it. The price was reasonable in 2004, although I understand that costs in Turkey have risen with the new Turkish Lire.

You can also get some nice boat trips from Marmaris. I enjoyed the one to Fethiye especially. Eat, sleep and swim then get up to eat again :)

Have fun! Debby-Israel