Set on the Turkish Riviera, Icmeler is known for its gorgeous beach, aquamarine water and lush pine forests. Nearby Marmaris boasts a lively nightlife, while Icmeler treats visitors to stylish cafes and sophisticated restaurants.
Things to do in İçmeler
Icmeler Beach is fringed by crystal-clear water and pebbly white sand. Spend the day relaxing under a colourful beach umbrella, sipping on mint tea at a waterfront restaurant or cooling off in the sparkling Aegean Sea.
Held on Wednesdays, Icmeler Market showcases the local culture. It's a great place to stock up on fresh produce, homemade pastries, syrupy Turkish delight, fragrant spices and local street food. You'll also find stalls selling clothes, jewellery and colourful souvenirs.
Looking for a sunset stroll? Head to the breezy promenade that stretches 10 kilometres from the Bay of Icmeler to the Marmaris Marina. At sunset, the Aegean Sea glows in shades of red, yellow and gold. Hemmed in on three sides by pine-clad mountains, Icmeler is also a great place for a hiking adventure. The Carian Trail is always popular, rewarding hikers with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea.
Beyond the local beach, Icmeler is a great base for day trips along the Turkish Riviera. Turtle Beach is just a short boat ride away and offers a chance to spot endangered loggerheads. You can also sign up for scenic cruises along the Dalyan Delta River, where rugged cliffs are studded with ancient Lycian rock tombs.
Getting around İçmeler
Icmeler is perched on the Datca Peninsula, around eight kilometres from Marmaris. The resort is easy to get around on foot, with the walk from the main strip to the beach taking less than 10 minutes. You can also board local "dolmus" minibuses or hail a taxi, while water taxis are a fast and scenic way to access Marmaris.