The tiny islands dotted in the bays surrounding Içmeler, contribute to its magnificent setting, reminiscent of the fjords. It prides itself on its clean environment and has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere – perfect for a family holiday. The sheltered sand and shingle beach is ideal for watersports, swimming and paddling with the children. You will find plenty to do, with a wide range of lively bars, shops and a good choice of restaurants.
For a livelier night out it is only a 20 minute drive round the headland to the bustling resort of Marmaris, with its cosmopolitan nightlife and busy marina.
For a great day out, take a trip on a traditional wooden sailing boat, known as a gulet, and have a really relaxing day exploring the clear waters, coves and tiny islands of this beautiful coastline.
Those who would like to experience traditional Turkish life can head up in to the hills surrounding Marmaris to join the local families at one of the fish restaurants, where trout are caught fresh from the mountain streams. The countryside in this region is surprisingly green and fresh, considering the warm temperatures. Alternatively, take a boat trip around the headland to the charming bay of Turunç, a traditional ‘blue flag’ beach resort.
However you choose to spend your days, Içmeler is the perfect spot for a relaxed beach holiday.
Transfers & distances
Dalaman Airport 95km (1 hour 50 minutes); Marmaris 8km.