Things to Do in Icmeler - Turkey
Are you bored after a few days sunning on the beach?

Well there is plenty of activities on offer and you will be spoilt for choice for things to do in Icmeler!

Tours

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With a choice of over fifteen day tours you will have plenty to see and do on your visit to Icmeler. We have listed some of the most popular tours on our Tours Page for printing and taking with you to resort. Boat trips are always a popular choice for topping up a tan, swimming and enjoying the coastal scenery.

Two boat trips leave from the Icmeler bay – A coastal boat trip stopping in the bays for swimming with BBQ called Lazy Days, Paradise Island, the Five Islands and many other names - and the second Dalyan/Turtle Beach, which is a longer sail but well worth the trip - visiting Turtle Beach, Caunos and the Mud Baths.

Two boat trips also leave from the Aegean coast -Gokova/Kleopatra’s Island boat trip is a short bus trip away to reach the Aegean coast. The sea in the Aegean is clearer and warmer for swimming. If you are looking for beautiful white beaches then Kleopatra’s Island is the place to visit. It is also a nature reserve and archeological site.

Surf’n’Turf Boat Trip (owned by ITC) is a fabulous day out sailing the Aegean Coastline visiting Islands and Villages. The area was originally Greek and the Greek Island of Simi can be seen in the distance. Limited number of spaces so advisable to book early - Not to be missed!

If this is your first time in Turkey then Village Tour is a must! See the villages; learn about village life, culture and hospitality. The scenery on this tour is fabulous and in general a great way to experience an insight about Turkish village life in a short time.

Looking for something a bit more exciting – well Turkey has plenty in store! A day diving, Jeep Safari, Quad Safari, Horse Safari and much more are available for the more adventurous! Don’t forget - Village Tour and Jeep Safari visit the same areas – different route – best to choose one or the other.

A great day out with the kids is the water park. There are two water parks in Marmaris and if reserved with ITC we will reserve transport for guests from resort to the park and return.

Enjoy History? Why not visit some of the most famous sites in history. Ephesus, the ancient Roman City, Virgin Mary’s House and Hierapolis in Pamukkale are all very much worth a visit. Hierapolis is situated at the top of Pamukkale known as Cotton Castle for its extraordinary rock formations created by hot mineral spas cascading over the rocks for centuries. The waters are known for their healing powers. The one-day tour to Ephesus or Pamukkale can be combined into a two-day wonder visiting both!

Looking for a great night out? Talk of the Town is an excellent choice for all the family and a good fun night out. If you are looking for something a bit more traditional the Turkish Night at Kervasaray is probably the best on offer and not to be missed. Both shows are suitable for all the family!

Bike Hire

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It is not advisable to hire scooters or motorbikes as they can be dangerous. Travel insurance normally does not cover use of scooters and motorbikes unless added as an extra to your policy.

As Icmeler is flat, pushbikes are a great fun way for getting around quickly! Bikes are for hire in Icmeler from a number of outlets and can be hired for a day or a few hours.

Car Hire

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Cars can be hired in resort from our office and there are many beautiful coves and villages to visit at your leisure. Please remember when deciding where to go for the day not to be too adventurous when choosing places on the map. You may be caught out and need to stay away from resort overnight. Turkey is a vast country and staying relatively local is advisable! Local being a radius of around 50 miles!

Out and About in Icmeler

Icmeler has an array of restaurants, bars and shopping malls. You will be spoilt for choice whether buying an evening meal, fashion clothing, jewellery or handbags and shoes! There’s something for everyone!

The four main areas in Icmeler are Beach Front, Canal, Centre of Icmeler and Icmeler Village.

Beach Front

Offers a mixture of restaurants, cafes and hotels. There are many cafés and restaurants on the sea front, popular with both locals and regular holiday makers serving daytime snacks; including Turkish kebabs! In the evening they take on a more formal atmosphere serving fabulous fish, meats and vegetarian food. The beach-front also becomes busy in the evening with guests enjoying an after dinner stroll.

The Canal

By daytime you will find the canal area quiet with a few tourists strolling to and from the beach.

By evening the atmosphere changes! Restaurants become alive with waiters on the canal front offering guests an array of wonderful produce – don’t feel intimidated by their approach – this is normal for eastern culture – enjoy their chat – listen to their offerings – they will not be offended if you decide not to eat in their restaurant as long as you are polite. After dinner the stalls on the canal become busy with tourists bargaining for souvenirs and the restaurants take on a nightclub atmosphere with their amazing entertainment shows and dancing waiters! Try Venice Bar/Restaurant and Majestic for a fun night out and great food!

Centre

Centre of Icmeler offers an array of shops, bars, restaurants, banks and ATM machines. Again quiet by day and buzzing by evening.

There are many quality restaurants and coffee bars in Icmeler. The cake shops have beautiful displays of gateau and home baking to tempt you and add inches to your holiday waistline! Try Tine’s home baking at the Lighthouse Restaurant and Salvador Café where you can meet her and ask for your favourite sweet - you won’t be disappointed!

Icmeler Old Village

The original old Village is situated not far from the centre of Icmeler and is about a 10 – 15 minute walk away. In the early 60’s, only the village existed and the Icmeler hotel area was covered in farming land with the exception of the Marti Hotel which was built around this time and is the oldest and grandest hotel in Icmeler. The hotel was built on ancient ruins and if you look carefully you will see some of the historical art fax built into the walls of the hotel.

Gradually hotels and businesses appeared. Better housing was built for the locals on the opposite side of Icmeler close to the Wednesday Market. The air is drier here and houses didn’t suffer from dampness making it a healthier area for living. Gradually Icmeler grew to the size it is today, bringing businesses into the area and creating wealth for the locals and work for the Turkish migrants. All of this was achieved because of the growth of Tourism in the area.

Many villagers still live in the original Old Village and although most of the area has been lost to luxury villas, the main street and some side streets are still inhabited. Many British now live or own property in Icmeler and many Turkish City dwellers have moved to the area for its clean fresh air.

Well worth a visit is Rose Café situated in the old village down one of the many side streets. Rose has created a secret haven in her garden and the food is excellent. Try her special Turkish Cuisine evenings on a Wednesday and Friday for a treat not to be missed – or pop in during the day for a coffee and warm pancakes and ice cream - mmm! Hot bread from the baker is another treat in store and for the Men - a traditional hot towel Turkish shave with massage will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Later a visit to the traditional café (normally men only but exceptions for tourists) for Turkish tea and a game of Okay will be an enjoyable treat.