"If you’re in need of a well deserved break somewhere filled with sunshine and scenic views look no further than an Icmeler holiday"
Icmeler holidays perfect for a family getaway or romantic break taking in the beautiful beaches and picturesque scenery.
In the Dalaman region on the south west coast of Turkey, this resort has been a popular destination for holidaymakers for years, attracting people year after year with its sunshine, water sports and friendly welcome.
Please note that UK Passport holders arriving in Turkey need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr.
From bazaars to Turkish baths, you cannot be bored in this part of Turkey. Spend you days down at any of the beaches the town offers, or sail to nearby stunning islands like Cleopatra Island or the Greek island of Rhodes. Whether you want to sit back and relax and do nothing but top up your tan, or get to know the incredible and varied cultures that made this region their home in the past, there are plenty of things to do in Icmeler, just pack your bags and come have a look!
Wine and Dine
Of all of the Icmeler attractions, trying a bite or ten of delicious Turkish food is a must while here. Dive into the familiar fast-food of kebabs, even more tasty than the ones you can find in the UK. For hot days, Turkish mezzes of cool dips and vegetables satisfy your hunger while keeping you cool. As the resort is by the sea, you can be sure to find a delectable fresh plateful of fish served up five different ways. There are also plenty of lovely meat dishes like lamb burgers and grilled chicken that will have you drooling over your plate.
Action and Adventure
As the water is warm and clear here, it provides the perfect environment for water sports and things to do in Icmeler. This lovely Turkish town provides a great opportunity to try out diving, and whether you are just a novice or an expert, head to one of the local diving centres in town or the Marmaris Diving Centre for all levels of experience. For some more aquatic thrills, white-water rafting on the Dalaman River is a great activity to try on your holidays here. Of course, you cannot leave without having a go at jet skiing, windsurfing or water skiing.
Icmeler and the surrounding area are known for its great beaches, including three Blue Flag beaches that boast pristine golden sands and calm waves for the whole family to play in. For a more picturesque setting while minding the little ones, take a day trip to nearby Olu Deniz and sunbathe next to its beautiful and radiant blue lagoon. Find one of the many secluded coves along the turquoise coast, for a relaxing, peaceful day in the sun with the entire family. Pay a visit to the national park in Olu Deniz, especially with the younger kids, to see the loggerhead turtles emerge from their homes. The older children will better appreciate hitting the chutes and slides at the water park in Calis. For more family-friendly things to do in Icmeler, the nearby towns of Fethiye and Bodrum are sure to please.
If you can tear yourself away from the hypnotising Mediterranean Sea, this part of the Dalaman area is brimming with culture and sights to explore. Head to Marmaris to see the impressive 16th century Ottoman castle or pick up a bargain from one of the shops in the Old Town; the weekly market is a great place to pick up a souvenir. You can even take the kids to the Phosphorus Caves for some adventure followed by discovering a few nearby archaeological sites. For some nature thrown in, follow the Lycian Way walk and check out the beautiful scenery that the ancient Lycians used to see. Take a day trip from the Icmeler and ride a hydrofoil to Rhodes, conveniently located just across the way; you can get to know the many eras of Greece and Turkey in just one trip!
Experience the vibrant nightlife in Icmeler by choosing from the good selection of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. You can find the hive of activity is down by the waterfront with great bars such as the Aqua Jungle Bar. If you fancy a late night out, head across the water for some fantastic entertainment in Marmaris. In this nearby town you can have a laid-back evening with your partner at a wonderful seafood restaurant on the harbour, or dance the night away in a bar or club on aptly named Bar Street. For a real night to remember, head to party central Bodrum.
There are three Blue Flag beaches, soft golden sands and a designated safe swimming area for young children, so holidays to Icmeler are great for families with young children.
The beaches stretch the entire length of the bay and offer a fantastic range of water sport activities, including a PADI diving school for scuba enthusiasts! Explore further with a boat trip to the white sands and crystal clear waters of nearby Cleopatra Island - it's a little touch of paradise.
There are many great attractions to keep you entertained and while you'll want to make the most of the fabulous beaches, it's also a great base to explore the surrounding regions. Take a day away from the golden sands and head to the nearby resort of Marmaris, where you can explore the ancient castle or take a relaxing stroll down by the pretty marina.
Marmaris is a picturesque old town with winding streets filled with bars and cafés, perfect for sitting back and watching the world go by! Icmeler town has plenty of local gardens for you to choose from, ideal for a picnic when you’ve spent the day souvenir shopping during your holiday in the resort's traditional daily markets.
To keep the whole family entertained, head to the nearby water parks and if you're feeling more adventurous, there are a number of daily excursions including quad biking and Cleopatra Island trips. Evenings can be spent enjoying delicious food in one of the many restaurants or visiting nearby Marmaris, which has plenty of lively bars and clubs to choose from.
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