With nearly 250 days of sunshine a year, Icmeler is the perfect place to drink in a mixture of the Aegean and the Mediterranean seas. Icmeler is just 8km from Marmaris city centre and 100km from Dalaman airport. Surrounded by pine forests, Icmeler is popular during the winter months due to its mild climate. The city centre reflects the stunning natural beauty surrounding it - flowers adorns the town and there are numerous parks to relax in. Icmeler provides a quiet alternative to the nearby party town of Marmaris.
Things to do in Icmeler
An amazing tourist destination in the southeast coast of Turkey where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean, Icmeler, has a distinctive European touch to it. It is a resort town that has been purposefully built to be a top-notch tourist attraction and has no shortage of sightseeing opportunities for travellers. With the magnificent view of luxury yachts bobbing in the bay, a boat trip might be the first thing on your list. There are taxi boats to Marmaris and Turunc or you can hire a boat or join a daily tour to nearby bays including Turgut, Semilye, Inuku, Chapel Islands and Cleopatra Islands. All tours are worthwhile taking in stunning secluded bays and coves in the area, as well as some of the major highlights. Icmeler is most famous for its day cruises and moonlight cruises however for those looking for a longer tour, it is best to travel up to Marmaris. Most visitors travelling to this area are either set to embark on a Marmaris blue cruise or have just finished one. These are the most popular cruises in the area.
The beach of Icmeler is often quite crowded but will offer no shortage of fun. Plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas are provided on the beach making it easy to let the whole day slip away relaxing and swimming. The beach is indeed the most prominent attraction in Icmeler as it is often considered a sun, sea and sand holiday destination. You will find plenty of watersports available on this beach as well.
Icmeler is endowed with many charming restaurants, hotels and cafes. Guvec, a clay-pot casserole, or tasty kebabs along with some Turkish wine or raki is very popular among the holidaymakers. The Turkish House in Turunc Road is a very popular choice for a delightful Turkish cuisine and there the food is served with blissful Turkish traditional music. The Love Boat at the Devamli Hotel is also a popular place for quality stakes.
If you are travelling with your family, Atlantis Waterpark in Icmeler is a great way to entertain the kids. Throughout the summer season, it is open every day from around 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. Though a smaller park than those found across Europe there are plenty of slides and water activities to keep both the locals and tourists entertained all day long.
The nightlife of Icmeler is certainly too good to miss out on. Most of the bars in Icmeler have a good quality disco, karaoke and live shows. And many of these bars are adjacent to the beach and create a more sensational atmosphere. Among the most popular nightclubs is Abone which is a great place to enjoy a bit of dancing, drinking and a few enchanting night hours.
For those travelling further than Marmaris city other great destinations to visit include Dalyan, Ekincik and Cennet Island.