There is plenty to do in and around Icmeler. If you are the kind who loves the sun and the surf, you couldn`t be happier, as the beach is one of the most sought after stretches in the world for its golden sand and shimmering waters. For those with a thirst for sightseeing, Icmeler is a mere 8 kilometers from Marmaris, and most tourist hot spots in and around Marmaris are easily accessible from this vacation spot.
Constructed by the Ionians, the Marmaris Castle is 8 km from Icmeler and is now a museum which houses the most amazing collection of archaeological, historical, ethnographic and nautical exhibits.
Take some time off and drive leisurely out of town, to drink in the natural beauty of the surroundings and catch a glimpse of the remnants of an ancient civilization.
With its picture-postcard beauty and clusters of Ottoman style wooden houses, Gökova, North of Marmaris, is a well known stopover for yachts that navigate the straits.
The truly intrepid would find the trek from Içmeler to Degirmenyani, about 19km westwards, a thrilling experience.
Further south is situated the village of Turunç, another popular stop on the yachting circuit, that offers modern comforts and amenities laced with traditional hospitality.
A visit to the Olive Farm, also known as Guller Dagi Ciftligi, or the Mountain of Roses Farm, 5 minutes east of Datça, is an enriching educational and culinary experience. The olive oil here is produced with the highest quality standards, and it is worth carrying a bottle back with you.
Cruise down the snaking road southwest to Selimiye and you will feel you have transcended into a bygone era. Wrap up an intoxicating day on Siliman Beach with a glorious sunset, local food and wine, as part of your sojourn in Turkey.
Enjoy the enthralling experience of walking on water, as it were, at the beach of Kizkumu in Orhaniye, just beyond Hisarönü, where a lengthy sand bar extends 800m into the bay.
A foray to the waterfall near Turgut village makes for exciting adventure.