Temperature: 25°C - 28°C
Best time to visit: The spring months of April and May for the best beach weather.
The hottest months are between June and August, when the temperatures can climb into the thirties (°C). The ‘shoulder seasons’ of spring and autumn are better if you’re looking to do some sightseeing, in cooler conditions, with less crowds.
Families: With a gently-shelving shoreline and regular lifeguard patrols, the beach is safe for little ones to splash around in. For older kids, you’re a stone’s throw from the superb Atlantis Waterpark, packed with water slides as well as mini golf and bowling.
Beach lovers: Icmeler’s beach has sunbeds on tap, powder-soft sands and a variety of water sports on offer: perfect conditions for a beach break.
Shopaholics: There’s a good selection of shops in the town but, if you really want to flex your haggling muscles then look out for the weekly market, where you’ll find everything from rugs and jewellery, to handmade arts and crafts.
More about Icmeler
Language: The language spoken is Turkish. While the locals speak a little English, it wouldn’t hurt to have a phrasebook or language app to hand to try a few basics like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
Currency: You’ll need to change up your pennies and pounds for Turkish Lira, before zipping off on your holidays to Icmeler.
Local time: Icmeler is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: The transfer time to Icmeler is 1.5–2.5 hours.
Flight time from UK: The Icmeler flight time is 4 hours.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Icmeler. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
Holiday destinations related to Icmeler:
By water taxi: Water-taxis are a fun way to zip between beaches and visit neighbouring resorts. The local service runs between Turunc and Marmaris, stopping at Icmeler on the way. The taxis are free for kids under seven.
By dolmus: The local minibuses, or dolmuses, run every half hour in high season and operate within the town, as well as out to Marmaris.
By taxi: The taxis are yellow and are fitted with a meter. They’re readily available and ideal for short journeys or airport transfers. Bear in mind that taxis cost more at night, so it’s a good idea to check the cost before getting in.
Yacht festival: Book your holidays to Icmeler Turkey in May, and you can catch the International Marmaris Yacht Festival. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Icmeler, you’ll find the harbour alive with yachts, from humble working boats, to sleek and chic super-yachts. The evenings offer boat shows, live music and great food.
Spring festival: The Marmaris Maritime and Spring Festival is one of the biggest celebrations in the area. Held in May, the Spring Festival transforms Marmaris into a centre for creativity and competition, with something different happening on almost every street! Expect sporting competitions, live dancing, dog shows and even a sandcastle-building contest down on the main beach!