Icmeler Travel Guide
Marmaris Castle - 8 km from Icmeler - Constructed by the Ionians, this small castle was repaired during the time of Alexander the Great. It was again widened and repaired by Suleyman the Magnificent in 1522. After restorations lasting 10 years the castle was opened as a museum in 1991. It features seven galleries,containing collections of archaeological, historical, ethnographic and nautical exhibits.
Waterskiing - If you are a outdoors kind of person you will enjoy nothing more than waterskiing by the long curved beach. Also available for entertainment is windsurfing, parasailing and dingy-hiring.
Diving - There is a diving school offering classes or alternatively you can check by the harbour for locals offering diving courses. If you decide to give it a go you can expect to see a beautiful array of sea creatures like octopus, fish and also wrecks and possibly dolphins.
Sailing - There is most definitly no other holiday available as relaxing as sailing on a traditional Turkish gulet.
set restaurant if you want excellent food at very high standards you must try set. very friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and here you dont feel you have to rush your meal. we use this restaurant alot when in icmeler, its out of this world. well done set and all who work there, see you next year !
submitted by Helen day, 10/08/09
Wayside Restaurant & Bar Hamdi, Ãzkan & all the team are really friendly and very professional. The food there is wonderful.
submitted by Vicky & Simon, 15/10/08
Winehouse Restaurant & Bar Winehouse is a restaurant with excellent food and a relaxing environment in a nice and friendly and quiet environment.
The food is great and served under a roof of grapes. This is something special. You can find the Restaurants homepage at http://www.winehouseicmeler.com
submitted by Atte, 11/08/08
Winehouse Restaurant & Bar Winehouse Restaurant & Bar is placed next to Marycia Hotell. It is a very nice restarant where you take youre dinner under the shade of grapes. The set is beauterful. The owners Zuhal and Erhan is very wonderful people. The is youre home away from home. This is THE place for a nice relaxing or romantic dinner. http://www.winehouseicmeler.com
submitted by Ewa, 26/07/08
Romance bar and restaurant What a fantastic place with great atmosphere and food to die for!!! The waiters are attentive and gorgeous and make such a fuss of your children which helps you relax. I miss this place, situated near the Babadan Apartments.
submitted by Clare South, 02/06/08
Pig & Whistle I had a fab birthday bash here. The tables had been decorated with confetti + candles, whilst the bar was full of balloons. Rudolph (the owner) made a cake to die for! And the food was absolutely delicious - my mouth is watering just thinking about it. There was a belly dancer and the music added to the joyful atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and nothing is too much trouble. This restaurant has a sofra sitting area down the back with a waterfall feature - the perfect way to relax and unwind of an evening.
submitted by Mary, 25/04/08
Pig and Whistle Try the pig and whistle, really brill night, if its your birthday Rudolf the owner, will make you a cake, with a big firework on it. Hope little Allie is there this year again. Love to all Rudolfs family.
submitted by Jacki Chidlow, 18/02/08
Pyramid Restaurant The pyramid is our favourite restaurant to eat in Icmeler. Ive been to turkey so many times Ive lost count and Icmeler is definitely my favourite this is my 4th year and it wouldnt be the same without the pyramid! gorgeous food, respectful staff that dont hassle you, very friendly natured, lovely relaxing music, and open until very late so if you fancy a late evening meal without having to go into a restaurant where they've started all their loud crazy evening entertainment then this is your place, you can also watch football or play pool here. Cant wait to go back this summer July 08 .. Love u all at pyramid xxx
submitted by Cassi, 13/02/08
HobNob [aka the grass apart] I love hobnob (situated on the main street by the jewellers and a 2 minute walk from the canal) every year Ive been to Icmeler I have gone straight to hobnob the first night out.. They ALWAYS have great buy one get one free offers and happy hours! U can use the pool table free all night, the music is the best, and the bar staff are ALWAYS gorgeous every year hahaha! I stayed in their apartments a few years back as well and they are amazing! I definitely recommend that you visit hobnob especially the ladies (for all the hot men :P) and the guys for the hot girls who will be going there haha! xx
submitted by Cassi Cameron, 13/02/08
Pleasure Pleasure is one of the 2 main clubs in Icmeler. I had the pleasure "pardon the pun" of spending allot of time there last summer as a friend of mine from back home was managing it,
its a very safe club they have a doorman who is also a friend who is always there for anyone needing help with anything, most days they offer you free shots before you even go in!
There are a lot of gorgeous young fit men behind the bars and even have a V.I.P area. The dance floor is VERY base'y and they have a well known DJ playin every night ..
Little Tip: if you get a table instead of goin over to the bar as soon as u get into the club, a waiter will come over to you and instead of queuing he'll order your drinks and get them for u, plus this way u get free nuts and fruit on your table too haha!
another thing I liked about pleasure is all the bar staff from all your favourite bars and restaurants in Icmeler all come here after they've finished their work/shifts so you get to meet allot of the hot locals too hehe!
So give pleasure a try I definitely will be straight there when Im back in July 08 (which is also my 21st birthday by the way so if any of u reading this are there then and meet a girl called Cassi from Liverpool who's 21st it is..That shall be me :D )
submitted by Cassi Cameron, 13/02/08
Amore Fun & Pub Amore is a great place for dance. Waiters so friendly and dj plays best music for dance:) Thanks!
submitted by Jodie, 05/12/07
Amor Bar The Amor Bar is a brilliant and amazing bar when I went in June 2007 they were very nice and always entertained you please go and enjoy yourself its excellent and brilliant
submitted by Sophie, 24/10/07
Set Restaurant Absolute quality! Oral & Jannet ( they are brothers ) are very proud of their Restaurant and are very freindly. Steaks are top drawer and if you fancy something spicy, try the Madras if you dare. My wife loves their baked tatties, but my personal fav is the Fajitas. If there is a better Restaurant in Iclemer, I've yet to try it!
submitted by Alan Laidlaw, 13/09/07
Hob Nob Fantastic music great bar great watching the staff dancing, we was in there every night in august, used the pool through the day didnt even stay there but will be in October.
submitted by Micelle, 31/08/07
Hob Goblin Its fantastic, such a laf. The fella who owns it has lived in Scotland and sounds so funny a Turk with a Scottish accent hes lovely, And great offers like £10 to get pissed and buy one get one free on all local drinks and food is brill - such a laf!!! Love it !!!
submitted by Jenna, 27/08/07
Elif Restaurant and Bar This place is fantastic food is lovely, Turkish nite every Wednesday is a must, great break-dancers, spice boys, Turkish folk dancing, belly dancing and more. the one thing that makes this restaurant is the staff, the Bossman does a cocktail show which is a must and the waiters and bar staff are great, all very friendly and treat you like their own family, this is where I spent most nights of my holiday. Elif gets better every year. This year the staff even came out with me and the girls to a nightclub where we had a fantastic time. Definitely a must to anyone who visits Icmeler. Elif is right near the beach next to the mini market.
submitted by Claire, 26/08/07
Champagne Bar Restaurant Fantastic food and entertainment. A real good place to celebrate your birthday or anniversary etc. they made mine so special. A really good menu too, sees it at www.champagnebaricmeler.com Cant wait to get back and try their steaks again!
submitted by Computergirl, 08/08/07
Amor Good food, nice music and very nice staff, they are not "too" much, they are just very nice and wonderful.
submitted by Paulina, 06/08/07
Hob Nob Very good Music. Its always. Free Pool Table and a Free Swimming Pool for those late night dips!!!
submitted by George Barker, 26/07/07
Wonderboys I go to turkey nearly almost every year and I have never been to another bar around Icmeler, I think Wonderboys is amazing its got something for everybody, the lads who work there will do anything to make you happy they all try there best to give you an amazing night, plus the drinks are pretty cheap! I recommend it to anyone who is interested in seeing live shows and up for a good time, to see a clip of the Wonderboys in motion go to www.youtube.com and search for Wonderboys Icmeler turkey 2006 x
submitted by Amy, 20/07/07
Amor Bar The bar is amazing they do excellent dances for you, and they even dance on the bar for you, and the staff and waiters there are amazing. Please go and enjoy yourself, it is excellent
submitted by Sophie, 10/07/07
Majesticboys Fab pub. Bekhir nice fella. Food great, staff can't do enough for you. Children well looked after. Energy of the waiters amazing after a long season. Made to feel welcome. Nothing too much trouble. Very clean pub restaurant. The place to visit.
submitted by Joe Alexander, 24/06/07
Romance Palace Family bar and restaurant owned by Cahit Sumbul and staffed very well by most of his family. Fantastic food great entertainment extremely clean. It was opened in 2005 extended for 2007 and is really a great place to go, thanks to Cahit and staff for a great time there n see u again soon.
submitted by Kath, 20/05/07
The Majestic We welcome you to Majestic Restaurant.
Situated alongside the picturesque canal in Icmeler, we guarantee you an unforgettable visit. We have an extensive menu of Italian, English, Chinese, and of course our traditional Turkish dishes, served by our friendly waiters, who will also
offer you an evening of entertainment that you wont find anywhere else. We also have a full proper English breakfast for only 1 English pound! Our shows provide entertainment for all ages, such as The Real Michael Jackson show, Dance with the devil, Kalinka dance, Break dancing, Sex bomb
and many more�!! And it couldn�t be easier to come and join us as we offer a free taxi service and will pick you up and return you to your
You can take a look at some of our shows on our Majestic movies, our many photos or even better you can have a look on our �live� web cam and see us
If you would like to book a table you can do so on our reservation form, and there is even a 10% discount card for you to print off and use in the
We aim to make your holiday a memorable one and would like to help make any special occasion even more special for you- birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
We also have a guestbook for you to read what our guests think of our restaurant and for you to sign if you wish! Dont take our word for it come and find out for yourselves, and join in the fun.
submitted by Jan, 04/03/07
Pleasure Good club for youngsters about 15+ great clubbing music, massive place. I went there every night and didnt leave till the early hours. I totally recommend it!
submitted by Soph, 10/02/07
Four seasons Ocakbasý A lovely traditional Mugla House,1 minute from the beach, just off the main road, by hotel navy, a pretty garden, real Turkish food(best I have ever tasted in Icmeler)run by an English husband and wife with a Turkish partner...who really knows all aspects of this business. Good live music, highly recommend this place, youll be missing a treat if you don't spend at least 2 evenings here...good prices also.
submitted by Simon Gatfield, 15/01/07
Captain Bullshits Captain Bullshits is the most fun restaurant I've ever been to!! Me and my family have been going there for 2 years. We keep in touch with the owners Mel and Ali and regularly hone them!
The people who work there are so friendly and you always feel at home. Every night they are doing something different whether it would be a disco or just getting you up to dance.
I definitely recommend you go there.
submitted by Gemma, 14/01/07
Champagne Mar Just at to spread the word after 3 years of going to Icmeler still can not fault the food and hospitality at the Champagne bar but would like someone to teach John how to DJ LOOKING FORWARD TO AUGUST 2007
submitted by Steve Martin, 18/10/06
Venice Bar The bar is situated by the canal. Great food enjoyable atmosphere. Music starts at 10 waiters put on a good show.
submitted by Barry, 17/10/06
Sweetys Really good fun!!!! Went in august and going back in October. Fell in love with Mehmet a bar man there!!! The way they dance is fantastic! You need to go and see Antonyo, another bar man there!! He does the splits on the bar and allsorts!!! Top bar!
submitted by Nasrene, 06/09/06
Deniz Kapisi Right on the beach! Its a big bar with lots of entertainment. The Michael Jackson show is a must see thing they bring him in on a speed boat and everything!!! Plus the waiters are to die for!
submitted by Naz, 06/09/06
Captain Bullshits Yes that is the name but don't let it fool you, this is the best place for a good laugh. The staff make you feel really welcome and nothing is too much trouble for them. We have been going for the past four years. Captains is run by Ali and his wife Mel, Jimmy is joint owner all are lovely people and have always made us feel really welcome you can enjoy a lovely meal at very reasonable prices and there is always some entertainment going on later in the evening. Ali (Captain) owns his own boat and does an excellent day trip out one deff not to miss.
submitted by Helen, 18/08/06
Korsan Me n Emily have just got back from Turkey and it was amazing. Everynight we went to the Korsan and then we started going in the day and the staff are amazing. Ozzy is me babe love him loads, and Bekirs Emilys babe two. We'll be seeing them soon:D:D love yas all boyss
!! love Danielle and Emily
submitted by Danielle and Emily, 14/08/06
Korsan Dance Bar This bar is amazing always packed with people it has great music and the waiters are all amazing went there every night and me and my friend loved it dont miss it!!!
submitted by Danielle, 13/08/06
Barons We had to pass this place every night, on our way out, and every night, the owner would try to get us inside to sample his food. On our last day, we were passing and again, he asked us to try him. He then went into a description of what he would cook for us. Lamb, marinated in a mint sauce for over 7 hours etc etc. Our mouths were watering, so we said we would give it a go later that night. He needed plenty of time to prepare the meal, which was going to cost us 50 YTL, though he did say, if we didn't enjoy, we wouldn't have to pay. We turned up at 7pm and they brought us drinks, and a huge pita bread type loaf, which was the business. Then the main meal was brought out, among flaming potted candles. Id love to have said, the meal was awful, just so i didnt have to pay, but the lamb just fell off the bone. The meal was superb.They then brought us water melon, followed by coffee. Definately a place worth visiting. PS. Tell the fella who tries to entice you in, that he looks like Eric Cantona ! ;)
submitted by Mally and Donna, 20/07/06
Heat and Breeze This was actually the hotel where we stayed, so we didn't really want to use their open aired restaurant, so that we could visit different places.Anyone is welcome, hotel guest or not.The hotel manager (Ali, a little geordie lass) told us the food was good, but we thought she was bound to say that. we said we would give it a go, and she said 'try the steaks'. we did, and they were absolutely superb. i got a sirloin, that melted in your mouth, while our lass got a steak in a cheddar cheese sauce. shes not a steak eater, but said the meal was 'better than sex'. we enjoyed it so much, we went the next couple of nights and ordered the same again.the staff were quality, very friendly and very entertaining.even the hotel owner joins in with the after meal show. the hotel owner later told us that he gets his steak from istanbul, from a supplier who only supplies top quality beef to 5 locations throughout the whole of turkey, and the chef has got to be one of, if not, the best, in the country. its not 5 star service, by any means, as the staff team are all new, but what they lack in panache, they more than make up for in the welcome they give you.if this isnt the best food in turkey, im a chinaman. the meal cost in the region of 30 ytl (drinks extra) but at about 10 pounds, was superb value for money.
submitted by Mally and Donna, 20/07/06
Linekers Yes !!! Linekers has reached Icmeler in Turkey. It was the last bar I expected to see there, but it soon became a 'must' to call in for at least 1 drink each night. The set up is similar to all the other Linekers. Big screen TV's, football memorabilia, crazy bar staff and music to get you in the mood.Different though, because the staff take your orders and bring your drink to your table. Its more sedate than the spanish bars Mr L owns.Nice staff, warm welcome, the only downside is, the bar, as do all the others in the area, have to stop their music at midnight, under police instruction, although they will still serve you drinks way after the music stops.
submitted by Mally and Donna, 20/07/06
Geordie Bar Apparently the bar has moved from where it used to be, and is in a quieter location, which might explain why it wasnt too busy (though the locals did say that its been quiet in turkey all summer). Christine is sound, giving anyone and everyone a real warm geordie welcome (even to us smoggies) Nice staff, excellent service and a cracking DJ (a young geordie lass with a brilliant voice who runs the karaoke)I hate karaokes, but the quality of the people who drink in the bar, meant i could chat all night without taking too much notice of the singing. Christine has an uncanny knack of remembering peoples names as well, so when we went in there the 2nd time, and she greeted us using our names, it felt like we were regulars in our own pub.... a nice touch.
submitted by Mally and Donna, 20/07/06
Korsan Dance Bar This bar is situated by the canal. Every night it is packed with people eating outside in the cool breeze by the pool, or inside drinking. All the time the sexy waiters are dancing and you can be garanteed a great night out here! The staff are really friendly, and I am going to work there in September !!! Yayy!
submitted by Gina, 14/07/06
Majestic Boys This is the best pub ever! It provides great entertainment and offers fantastic food. And to top it all, the staff are so friendly and really make you feel at home. I spent a week in Icmeler and every night we went here! It's a great place to take the kids and make the most of your holiday.
submitted by Joanne, 05/06/06
Set Restaurant The Set Restaurant/bar is fabulous. They cater for all tastes and is all cooked to a high standard. All the staff are really friendly, they cannot do enough for you. Will definately pay them another visit when we return next year.
submitted by Nicola Brickley, 04/06/06
Wonderboys This pub was absolutely fantastic! A great atmosphere for all kinds of people, great music to dance to and even better cocktails to try!!
The guys at Wonderboys are very hospitable and will make you extremely welcome!
You HAVE to try this place if you're up for a laugh and some good hard partying!!!
submitted by Vicky, 27/05/06
The Harmony Show Bar This bar was wicked! really good fun and The Stella Show is so funny! I was crying with laughter. its a drag show and the bloke is hilarious!! So good, I'm going back later this year hopefully!!
submitted by Gemma Driver, 26/05/06
Chef Restaurant The food is FANTASTIC, nothing is too much trouble. The waiters work VERY HARD. The owner Mehmet and his brother Sedat (Elvis) are wonderful people. They are situated next door to Diva Hotel. We have been going there for years and our mum won't eat anywhere else. Can't wait to see you all again this year lads !!!!! You must try Chef at least once.
submitted by Kerry Debbie & Elisha, 05/05/06
The Harmony Show Bar Really good fun bar! the staff are very friendly and take good care of you. im comng back this year.
submitted by Rhiannon, 30/01/06
Majestic Boys Majestic Boys is a fun, family orientated restaurant/bar. The staff there are very friendly and respectful. I went to icmeler for the Summer (2005)on an extended girly holiday and spent almost every night in there. It was so refreshing to go to Turkey and feel very comfortable in a place without being hassled and leered out. The food was excellant and the entertainment fantastic. Congratulations to Mesut and Bekir (the owners) and all the team. A definate must for families and part people alike.
submitted by Zara, 19/12/05
Blue Fox The Blue Fox is a restaurant/bar situated next door to Avlu 111 in Icmeler, nothing is too much trouble for the staff who work there (very hard) the food is excellent but the all day breakfast is a must if staying in Icmeler excellent value for money and good quality food. We stayed in Avlu 111 (the accommodation and the staff were great}we were there for 2 weeks we are going again to Icmeler it was three years since we were there and I am hoping nothing has changed and I am definitely looking forward to a Blue Fox breakfast.
submitted by B.Warren, 19/11/05
CD restauraunt (bar) We went to the CD bar nearly every night when we went to Icmeler, it is a dead good bar if you like making friends in Turkey. The staff are very friendly, we all had a boyfriend there (Jack Kerim and Hakim) and we talked to Angelo who is is coming to visit us in Liverpool at Christmas, Sunshine who was the doorman, Ozzy the owner (Kerims brother and all the others who worked there if your going to Icmeler soon tell one of them we said were missing them and well see them in September plz x
submitted by Laura Amy n Kayley, 05/09/05
Dreamdoys is great Dreamdoys is the best bar, the foods wounderful and the entertainment which starts at 10pm and finishes at 12pm is fab, especially when gorgeous Shaggy gets up to dance and gets everyone up dancing aswell. Some times joined by Fuat another gorgeous waiter all of the waiters are brilliant and work very hard to make your night a night to remember. If I could I would fly right back to Icmeler, but am going back next year yay!!!
submitted by Danielle, 04/09/05
Dream Boys Restaurant and Bar Dream boys is a great bar situated on the canal. It has good food and the entertainment starts at 10 pm and finishes at 12 pm. The entertainment is great and you will definately have a good time! There is plenty of good music that starts after 10 and everybody gets up to dance including one of the best looking lads at Dream Boys, Shaggy ,who dances until the music stops! All the people there are very funny, kind and all round great people. I could have lived in Dream Boys for an extra week on holiday if I had a choice ( but I'm 13 so I kinda don't) but Dream Boys is a must!!!
submitted by Lisa, 12/08/05
Wonderboys It's a very nice bar! Every night there is a show. The drinks are very good. The men who's working there are nice, they try to get the ladies on the dancefloor as much as they can. I like Wonderboys very much, just like much other people who's been to Icmeler. You have to go to Wonderboys! It's worth it!
submitted by Maayke, 09/08/05
Dreamboys It has good food and entertainment.
submitted by Lauren, 27/07/05
Pyramid It is very peaceful and the staff nice and the food is nice and the steak is very nice. I have been going for seven years now and I have always eat here and I would give a 5 star rating and the owners are very nice and there names are called Ahmet and Sahli they are brothers.
submitted by Mike & Margaret, 01/07/05
Geordie Bar Christine is a South Shields lass, who knows how to entertain her "friends". One of the only Karoke Bars in Icemeler. Loves Newcastle, has a laugh with Sunderland Supporters and the Smogs. Nice lass.
submitted by Denise, 14/06/05
Geordie Bar Icmeler This is my favourite place to go in icmeler the food is excellent. Christine who runs the bar is very is lovely and so are the rest of her staff like Gazza. My husband and I have been to Icmeler six times and go here every year also serves a good pint.
submitted by Lesley Shevill, 03/04/05
Icmeler has a weekly market that has loads of local flavour, you can find food, drink, clothes. A completely fascinating atmosphere is awaiting anyone who goes to a local market. Captivation and extremely loud sales people will do just about anything to draw your attention to their stall. You can expect a fun packed market day, whilst filling your bags with goodies and souvenirs to take back home. The Market is held every wednesday.
Marmaris is a shopper's dream- you can literally shop untill you drop! Located in the heart of the Ottoman castle about 8 km from Icmeler, is the Carsi Market, where you'll find original, quality and value for money goods. It is open 7 days a week and on Sunday's you can expect to find the entire market (over 200 shops, including a flea market) packed to the brim.
Icmeler Restaurants and Bars
Old Famous Kitchen - Traditional Turkish cuisine and Chinese food at its best. The restaurant features an awesome atmosphere and is promised to be a wonderful experience. A very popular hangout with locals.
Chef Restaurant - For absolute mouth-watering traditional Turkish cuisine, this is a lovely restaurant to visit. The menu also features some very tasty refreshments.
Taj Mahal, Indian Restaurant - Owned by the famous chef from Bradford in the UK, it is located on Kemal Elgin Bulvary No. 47 in neighbouring Marmaris. A stunning restaurant, offering mouth-watering curries at a very affordable price.
Icmeler Bars & Clubs
Alibaba Jazz Bar - Icmeler's best kept secret, this is The place to be. It features live music and jam-sessions every night of the week. You can expect outstanding hospitality and an awesome atmosphere.
The Brothers Fun Pub - Located on Siteler Mah. 207 Sokak Zarif Hotel Yani No 96 Marmaris. Sporting a restaurant and a bar, voted as one of the favourite hang outs by locals. Entertainment available includes live shows and great party music. The perfect place to let your hair down and boogy the night away, the name says it all...FUN!
Davy Jones's Locker - Located on Bar Street, this night club has a great atmosphere with loud music and spot on cocktails. The perfect place to party with friends and work up a sweat by dancing all night long.
Vagabundo - Located on the beach front, this is a fantastic club, offering inexpensive drinks, friendly staff and an amazing atmosphere. It is a small bar but well worth a visit if only to see the gorgeous barmen and waiters grooving on the barcounters to the latest tunes.
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