Averages for Icmeler in August
Located in the southeastern corner of Europe, at the place where the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea meet, Icmeler, Turkey, is one of the most popular summer destinations on the continent. The resort gets overrun by holiday-makers in July and August, the two absolute peak months. August is the hottest month of the year, while July is a very close second. June comes in third. The average daily temperature in August is 25°C. Average daily high tempera...
Located in the southeastern corner of Europe, at the place where the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea meet, Icmeler, Turkey, is one of the most popular summer destinations on the continent. The resort gets overrun by holiday-makers in July and August, the two absolute peak months. August is the hottest month of the year, while July is a very close second. June comes in third. The average daily temperature in August is 25°C. Average daily high temperatures range around 28°C, with afternoon peaks above 30°C. The average daily low temperature in August is a pleasant 21°C. August's temperature is essentially constant; there is no noticeable difference between temperatures in the beginning of the month and at the end. About one-third of the days in August are classified as hot, half of them as warm and the rest as comfortable. The water temperature of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas now averages an almost bath-like 25°C, as high as it gets all year. September has the same sea temperature.
In the course of the month the length of the days decreases. August 1 has 14.00 hours of daylight; by August 31 there are 12.58 daylight hours left. This decrease of 1.02 hours means that every day in August is 2 minutes shorter than the previous one. No need to worry about shortening days though, as the average August day has no less than eleven sunshine hours. It doesn't get sunnier than that. Only July has the same amount of sunshine. In comparison, the months that get the least amount of sunshine, December and January, only have three meagre hours of sunshine per day.
That much sunshine is only possible without clouds and August does have virtually cloud-free skies. Cloud cover averages 14% throughout the month, a percentage that rises slightly in the course of the month. August 1 is the clearest day with 12% of cloud cover, while August 31 has 17% of cloud cover. Just like July, a typical August day is overcast only 1% of the time.
As logic predicts, no clouds also mean no rainfall. August receives basically no precipitation to speak of. Although there is the occasional thunderstorm or short rain shower, the total amount of rainfall in August is negligible. Precipitation is least likely to occur on August 1, which is also the driest day of the year, with a 2% chance of rainfall. August 31 has the highest chance of rainfall this month, at 6%. When it does rain, it happens as thunderstorms on 68% of the time and as light rain 24% of the time.
July and August are by far the driest and hottest months of the year in the resort, two reasons huge flocks of tourists head there during summertime.
Things to do
There are more than fifty diving locations in the area. Baca Cave is the most well-known diving spot, suitable for both beginners and pros and particularly interesting for underwater photographers. Sari Mehmet Cape, located between Turunc and the resort, is another great spot for beginners. Other top dive sites are Yazih Rock, Adbi Reis Cove, Ince Cape Lighthouse, Kutuk Cape and Hayitli Cape. Divers Delight is a certified diving company that caters to everyone, from beginners to professionals.
A strongly recommended area to visit is Turunc, situated in a scenic bay with a Blue Flag beach. The drive from the resort to Turunc leads through woods, over hills and along the gorgeous coastline. The village lies between beautiful rolling hills covered with pines and fruit trees. Another way to get there is by boat, as Turunc is also a massively popular stop on boat trips.
View over Turunc Bay and village.
Hit the beach
The region is dotted with fabulous beaches. While Icmeler Beach may be the best one to do water sports, there are many others where you can soak up the sun and go for refreshing dips in the comfortably warm Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.
August is the hottest month of the year and you should take care when out and about in the sun. Don't spend hours roasting on a beach, but make sure to seek out some shade as well. Drink plenty of water and don't forget to slap on sun cream!
Where to eat and drink
Titanic Restaurant is an excellent steak restaurant in the centre of the resort. Although its specialty is steak – there are about thirty different ones –, the restaurant also serves Turkish food, such as casseroles, kebabs and lamb dishes. Other things on the menu are seafood, sandwiches, pastas and (English) breakfasts.
The Three Bells is a Korean restaurant and a karaoke and sports bar. Besides great Korean food, it also serves English and Turkish breakfasts, daytime snacks and drinks, and evening dinners. The extensive menu includes mixed grills, pasta, chicken dishes, hamburgers, pizzas and Korean dishes, such as bi bim bap and yam yam chicken. It also has a lively bar, making The Three Bells a popular place for a night out.
The Three Bells restaurant.
Where to stay
The four-star Fantasia Hotel Deluxe is located in the north of the resort, right at the beach. Its location is near perfect and the hotel's 84 modern rooms offer fantastic panoramic views of Marmaris Bay. Amenities include, but are not limited to, an outdoor swimming pool with sun beds, mattresses and umbrellas; a spa and wellness centre; restaurants and a bar; a gym, basketball court, pool table and billiards, and a jogging track; Turkish baths; and a private beach. More activities are found in the resort's centre, a short walk away.
L'étoile Hotel is located in the heart of Icmeler and is an ideal place to stay for families and couples. It offers all-inclusive packages and has a wide range of amenities. All rooms are equipped with a TV, mini-bar, safe box and room service. The all-inclusive formula includes open buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners, as well as snacks, coffee and tea, cakes and night soups. There are also three bars and an à la carte restaurant. During the day children are entertained by an entertainment team, while in the evenings adults can enjoy live shows. Additionally, there is a swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gymnasium, a beach volleyball court on the private beach, a hair salon, a games room and much more.