Icmeler is a beautiful beach resort only 8 kilometers from the large and vibrant resort of Marmaris. This pine forested heaven is infused with all the atmosphere of both the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and is truly picturesque against the backdrop of magnificent Taurus Mountains. Drifting away amongst palm trees and Eucalyptus on the stunning Icmeler beach may well be your idea of the perfect holiday, but if that’s not enough, a wide range of sporting and cultural activities and excursions will ensure that there’s always plenty to do.
This olive and honey farming community is home to the best plant for producing oxygen in the world, the Sigla (or Gunnuk), which only found here and in California. This plant and the pristine forests and the beach (which has been given the Blue Flag eco-award) create one of the most revitalizing surroundings for a beach holiday. Icmeler’s exemplary tourist facilities, which include a great many water sports, are harmoniously incorporated into the natural habitat of the area. The nightlife is vibrant and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to choose from and just down the road, the many Marmaris nightclubs provide nights not far off those found in Ibiza.
Things to Do & See in Icmeler
You can collect yourself and the sun on the superb Icmeler beach which lies next to clear and azure waters, which host a myriad of different water sports.The Icmeler beach offers 6 km of fine golden sand in peaceful surroundings, and the beach is cleaned every night ensuring that it’s immaculate every morning. Hire a parasol to relax on the beach, or jump on the back of a jet ski, banana boat, ringo, pair of water skis or any of the other water sports equipment available here. Admire the scenery from a parasail in the sky or hire out a small boat for some fishing.
You can also scuba dive whether you’re a beginner or an expert, which is also an excellent way to get your kids off the beach for a day. Once your kids have been prized away from the beach, take them to the Adaland water park; the biggest water park in Europe. If you’re an adrenalin junkie, take to the off-road with some quad biking. You’ll head up, around and down some of the forested hills around Icmeler, and the highest points will offer breath-taking views. If you’re a devout thrill-seeker, this is the best way to admire what this area has to offer. If you can’t wait to take some impressive photos but don’t fancy hanging onto the back of a quad-bike, take the scenic route on a jeep safari.
Get driven through the wilderness and into quiet, traditional villages. The safari also stops off at untouched bays for a few swimming breaks. If you like get as pampered as possible or need a bit of refreshment after a day on a beach or on safari, a trip to a Turkish bath is all that’s needed to fully recharge you. Relax in one of the bath alcoves surrounded by traditional Turkish architecture, before getting a sublime massage or body scrub. Definitely not to be missed on any Turkey holidays.