Icmeler Holidays

small tourist boat at Icmeler pier in Aegean sea bay with palm trees at foreground and mountains at background, Marmaris, Turkey.
For those looking for a relaxing beach holiday with plenty of sun, fun, nice food and a friendly atmosphere, but want to avoid the crowds of busier resorts, holidays in Icmeler may be just the thing. While only a few miles from Marmaris, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, Icmeler is much more relaxed. Package holidays in Icmeler are more suitable for those wanting a relaxing break. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, but it lacks the nightclubs and hustle and bustle of neighbouring Marmaris. Icmeler’s biggest draw is its beach, which is head and shoulders better than its neighbours is.

The beach is fairly narrow, but even during the peak season when most people arrive in Icmeler on their package holiday deals, you’ll find plenty of room. All along the beach, you’ll find restaurants and bars, which like most of Turkey’s resorts, are exceptionally good value. Most are open throughout the night, but as Icmeler only has one disco, for more exciting entertainment you are better off heading to Marmaris, which isn’t expensive by taxi. Icmeler does have a casino, and many of the hotels put on entertainment, such as belly dancing nights. There are plenty of tourist shops, selling souvenirs and trinkets, but if you want to shop for Turkish carpets or leather goods, a day trip to Marmaris would be the best option.

The backdrop to Icmeler is distinctly beautiful, with rolling pine forests and Marmaris is visible across the bay. There are various watersports available and it can be quite lively at night, but never rowdy. However, for couples, long relaxing walks along the beach are what makes holidays in Icmeler so memorable and is the reason many people choose package holiday deals in this idyllic Turkish resort.