Set on the southeast coast of Turkey where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean, the purpose-built beach resort of Icmeler has a distinctly European flavour, with luxury yachts bobbing in the bay and a cosmopolitan crowd of holidaymakers sipping cocktails at the sea-front bars.
Who holidays in Icmeler?
Icmeler is ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday.
Its package holiday aura is, however, tempered by its scenic setting, with steep hills clad in pine forests plunging into the turquoise waters all around the town. Unlike its close neighbour, the bustling resort of Marmaris just a few miles south, Icmeler has a relaxed village atmosphere, while lacking none of the modern amenities.
Things To Do
Combine the adrenaline sport of White Water Rafting with the experience of camping in the wilderness on the banks of the Dalaman River.
The Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots.
Hisaronu, at the skirts of the Mount Babadag, Oludeniz is a world-wide popular paragliding center.
Some of the wonderful sea journeys, which have become the most popular activity in the region, take place in the beautiful coves of Marmaris.
Marmaris Holidays - Excursions
Tlos: 36 kms south of Fethiye, is the oldest city in the Lycian region and the home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon. Visitors can see the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley.
Oludeniz - Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.
Blue Cruises: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.
Things To See
Toros Mountains: The Toros Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.
Tombs in Fethiye: The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.
Blue voyage cruises - Marmaris: Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parkland's ,ideal for water sports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline,
Oludeniz Lagoon: It is a sheltered lagoon of great beauty, almost totally cut off from the sea, at the northern end of a long cove. Stretching from the lagoon to the southern end of the cove is a long, sandy public beach.