Içmeler is often referred to as the ‘posh’ end of Marmaris as it borders Marmaris, but has a much more relaxed feel to it than overdeveloped bustling Marmaris. You can reach it by car, dolmus (bus service) or taxi boat from Marmaris itself.
Içmeler is a well-established resort with bars, restaurants, hotels and tourist shops. It has an excellent beach, if somewhat crowded in high season, and is one of three blue-flag awarded beaches in the area.
It is a good centre for water sports and is the base of an excellent PADI diving school if you want to learn to scuba dive or just have some refresher dives.
From Orhaniye, you can cut across the Peninsula and enjoy a quiet drive to Içmeler, driving through scented pinewoods and enjoying wonderful views as you drop down into Içmeler.