Marmaris – Muğla – Turkey

GPS : 36°48’16.0″N 28°14’13.9″E / 36.804456, 28.237194

Kadırgaburnu Lighthouse
GPS : 36°43’50.0″N 28°18’10.5″E / 36.730562, 28.302911
Focal Plane : 39 m ( 128 ft ), Tower Height : 12 m ( 39 ft )
Character : W. FL. (3) 15.0 Second (three white flashes every 15 second), Flashing Character : 0.5+1.5+0.5+1.5+0.5+10.5
Visibility Range : 12 nautical miles

Keçi Adası Lighthouse
GPS : 36°47’59.4″N 28°15’29.8″E / 36.799837, 28.258271
Focal Plane : 30 mt (98 ft), Tower Height : 12 mt (39 ft)
Character : R. FI. 2.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.2 + 1.8
Visibility Range : 6,5 nautical miles

In the vicinity of Marmaris there is another holiday destination that is developing called İçmeler (place of drinking water). This is ideal for those who want to enjoy the entertainment facilities of Marmaris but want to have a quite time during the day and be able to sleep soundly at night. Despite having numerous hotels the regulations that have been enacted mean that İçmeler is very green, full of flowers, has good and clear walking trails and its beach is always very clean.

The park inside the hamlet is almost like a botanic garden. The area behind the park, which is called Sanat Sokağı (Art Street), has a wide range of displays of the local traditional handcrafts and paintings from Marmaris-based artists.

The stream that divides the hamlet through its centre has been organised to add atmosphere to the beautiful hamlet. It is a colourful and lively part of İçmeler, with the two banks of the stream filled with stalls where souvenirs, gifts and handcrafts are sold.

İçmeler presents you with rich options for eating, drinking and entertainment. But for those who want even more Marmaris is just a few steps away. There are very frequent and regular transport links between Marmaris and İçmeler.

In the past, İçmeler used have healing springs but today do not look for them, your hunt will be in vain. Instead, you will have to make do with bottled water to kill your thirst.

İçmeler is also ideal for swimming and water sports. The aqua park right behind the main park in the centre is ideal for families with children. Despite lots of construction and growing numbers the hamlet’s waters and beach have remained clean. However, if you want an even cleaner sea and smaller crowds you should take a boat trip to the coves in the area.


Approach from Marmaris is to be attempted from the south of Keçi Adası. A stream comes in the middle part of the beach. This side is shallow. Boats can be anchored off in 10 – 14 m. The bottom is weed-sand. Strong westerlies push swell from the mountains.

İçmeler is entered from the strait between Keçi Adası Lighthouse and Sarı Mehmet Burnu. There are considerable depths in the passage – around 36 m, and the passage is 38 m wide. There is an islet Karga Adası in the middle, you can safely pass either side of it.

Karga Adası
GPS : 36°47’57.7″N 28°14’59.0″E 8 36.799360, 28.249731

İçmeler quay on the south
GPS : 36°48’05.1″N 28°14’20.6″E / 36.801405, 28.239054
Breakwater Lighthoues
GPS : 36°48’08.6″N 28°14’21.9″E / 36.802375, 28.239423

Berthing Capacity : Up to 257 Boats.

Municipality administrates the port and charges berthig fee. An attendant will assist you a berth. Boats can anchor fore-and-aft if there is room.

Quay Facilities
Shower and toilets
Bilge water discharge service is provided.
Water connections available
Electricty connections available

Administration : İçmeler Municipality

Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Apart Hotels
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Tea Gardens
Public Market : Wednesdays
Special Shopping : Thyme, Bay Leaf, Garden Sage, Carob
Entertainment : Bars, Discotheques, Night Clubs
Health : Hospitals, Health Centers, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists
Hair dresser
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : Turunç, Marmaris
Technical Equipment Shops : Turunç, Marmaris

There is healing water outlet behind the quay. This healing water recovers digestive system because of its laxative effect. The name Gölenye has become İçmeler which means; place of potable water.

Içmeler – Marmaris.8 km
Minibus : İçmeler – Turunç, Marmaris
Bus : Marmaris – Dalaman
Ferryboat : Marmaris – Rhodes (Greece)
Seabus : Marmaris – Rhodes (Greece)
Airport : Dalaman International Airport, Milas-Bodrum International Airport
Water Taxi : İçmeler – Turunç, Marmaris, Bozburun

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Marmaris, Muğla Province, Turkey

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