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Holiday facts and information about Icmeler
Icmeler is a beach resort in southwest Turkey. It is located five miles away from Marmaris town, in Muğla Province, on the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera. The resort lies close to the Datcha Peninsula near Dalaman and offers beaches at the Mediterranean Sea. Best time to travel The climate of Icmeler is typically Mediterranean. While summer is long, hot and dry, winters are mild and have little rainfall. Summer temperatures range from 84°F to 92°F during the day. Daytime temperatures in winter range from 55°F to 60°F. Tourists visiting the city in winter should carry warm clothes to use at night because temperature may drop significantly. Living costs The Turkish Lira (YTL) is the country’s formal currency. Tourists need it in order to pay at restaurants and bars. However, shops and supermarkets readily accept the euro, Sterling and Dollar in the tourist areas. On average, a restaurant meal costs 10.00YTL while a bottle of imported beer costs about 7.00YTL.
The official language spoken in Turkey is Turkish. Other languages spoken in the country include Kurdish, Arabic and Zaza. Actually, minorities constitute about 25% of the population. There are more than 15 million Kurds forming the country’s largest minority. However, English is generally spoken in holiday resorts, too.
Country and People
Muğla Province, in which Icmeler lies, was an important Carian city during ancient times. It was colonized by Egyptians, Assyrians, Scythians and eventually the Greeks. Following Alexander the Great’s conquests, the Greeks built important cities along the Muğla Coast. The Muğla province came under the control of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Icmeler was originally a quiet fishing village two decades ago. Since then, its popularity has grown thanks to tourists seeking an alternative to the crowded neighboring town Marmaris.
The Muğla province offers tourists views of both the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. Located at the same bay as Marmaris, Icmeler offers several blue flag beaches and a scenic view of the islands in the bay as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The nearby Datcha peninsula, on which the city Datcha is located, extends into the Aegean Sea and meets the mainland at the fjord-like Bencik Cove. At the end of the Bencik Cove, which is about one mile long, two gulfs are only separated by a narrow isthmus. The landscape in the region also includes mountains, pine forests, rocky indented coasts and nature trails for hiking.
The most popular and most convenient means of transport in Turkey are known. dolmusze. These are small buses that can travel between small towns. Dolmuszem Drive is a small cost. The prices we set before you travel. Paying tolls is best when getting off.
The international airport serving millions of tourists riding to nearby towns like Marmaris, Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, is located in Içmeler Dalam (DLM). Flights are operated including by Turkish Airlines, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Freebird Airlines. The airport also handles domestic flights. It is located approximately 6 km from Dalamanu and 100 km from Icmeler. Flight from Polish to Dalamanu takes about 3.5 hours from the airport to town can be reached by car. Overcoming this distance by E90 takes about 2 hours. From renting a car is not a problem either at the airport and the city. Car rental prices vary from 50 to 60 €. Impact on the price may be time when we want to take advantage of this type of service, the company and the size of the vehicle.
Taxis are widely available. They are equipped with taximeters, so the price is not fixed before the start of the journey.
Discover and Enjoy
The numerous iconic landmarks of the province include the old Greek village Selimiye, Selale Waterfall, Knidos, Bayir Village, and Kumlubuk. The nearby town of Marmaris also offers several sights, including the Mermaid statue in the port, Marmaris Castle, and the city’s Old Town. The semi-island of Knidos is home to archeological remains dating back to Hellenistic and Roman eras, such as the Temple of Aphrodite, a theater and city walls.
Icmeler is relatively calm and quiet at night. Its pubs, restaurants, discos and karaoke bars, which regularly showcase live music and other entertainment acts, operate until midnight. Tourists who prefer a more boisterous nightlife should take a trip to Marmaris, which offers a variety of nightclubs and bars.
The gastronomy of Icmeler is based on the Turkish cuisine which makes extensive use of fish and other seafoods and incorporates elaborate blends of spices. In addition to this, its cuisines are rich in herbs and vegetables. Tourists will find that authentic Turkish cuisine is different from the way it is represented in foreign countries. Iconic dishes include 'Firinlanmis Levrek', for example. 'Firinlanmis Levrek' refers to a whole roasted sea bass.
- Köycegiz / Mugla