Sarigerme is a small and quite resort tucked away in the south-west of Turkey roughly half way between Izmir and Antalya. Far from the typical hyper-commercialised resorts that are usually found around the Mediterranean, the place was little more than a village until a steady influx of visitors begun to put the place on the map. The resort is perfect for travelers who wish to see the Turkish seaside authentically and without the usual tourist pitfalls, Wimdu also offers accommodation and apartments in Sarigerme that cater for those wishing to travel in a more authentic way. Those who prefer a busier and livelier resort should check out our apartment listings in nearby Fethiye and Izmir .
Bed and Breakfast options in SarigermeDue to the lack of public knowledge about the area choosing the perfect accommodation in Sarigerme is fundamental. By booking to stay with a host or bed and breakfast owner a traveler has immediately secured their vital source of information for their trip. Your host will be on hand to show you the best parts of the beautiful beaches and the best restaurants to buy authentic food. Not only this but by staying in a bed and breakfast in Sarigerme rather than a hotel you are keeping money raised by tourism in locals hands which secures the future authenticity of the resort. This outlook can also be applied to the larger cities, by taking a homestay in Istanbul or elsewhere in Turkey you are spreading the distribution of tourism’s money away from the hotels and back towards local people.
- Turkey’s capital of Istanbul had over 1,400 public toilets during the middle ages whilst other European cities had none!
- Turkey is known for its amazing weather but most people don’t know that it often snows a lot too!
- The name Sarigerme comes from the resort’s nearby beach!
What to see and do in SarigermeThe unspoilt beaches of Sarigerme are a great attraction and many people come to this beautiful corner of Europe for this reason. There are over 7km of sandy shoreline to enjoy and the beach is just a short walk from nearby amenities and shops. The beaches are very safe and everything a family would need including toilets, cafes and bars are present. Watersports are unsurprisingly a popular past time for tourists. The Sarigerme Diving Centre offers boat and diving trips and you can parasail on the beach too! The village of Sarigerme is still quite a traditional village and it’s the perfect place to sample typical Turkish life! There’s a good selection of shops in the village as well as souvenir shops and convenience stores. There are a number of good bars and restaurants in the town offering a wide range of cuisines. Of course you’ll be able to find several vendors serving perhaps Turkey’s most famous food – the doner kebab! A Sunday market is also a great place to buy local produce, souvenirs and also the ever present fake designer handbags and purses! All apartments in Sarigerme come with all the basic amenities you would expect from home. Using our interactive website you can also narrow down your search by selecting your extra desired amenities. As a beach resort the most popular apartments are the ones closest to the beach but often the prettiest, most authentic and even cheapest apartments are located just away from the main thoroughfare. Wimdu is on hand to help you find your perfect accommodation not only in South-East Turkey but also in the Istanbul and the capital of Turkey, Ankara.
IzmirThe beautiful city of Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, is located north of Sarigerme up the coast. This beautiful, bustling port city is a great place to visit if you fancy a day out. Izmir is a particularly interesting city to explore on foot and there are walking tours available. Konak Square is the city’s main square and is home to an elegant clock tower and mosque. The Kordon waterfront area is popular with tourists – people like to take typical 19th century style horse-drawn carriage rides along the water!
Getting AroundThe Sarigerme resort is a relatively new resort and thus has good transport connections with the nearby airport of Dalaman International Airport. It’s just a 15 minute drive from the airport to the resort! The airport is popular with package tour operators including Easyjet, Jet 2 and Monarch Airlines. Sarigerme is a relatively small place so the best way to get around is by walking – everywhere is within walking distance of each other. Scooter hire is a popular with tourists and it’s a great way to explore the local area with the wind in your hair! The small town of Ortaca is located near to Sarigerme and is just a 20 minute journey away. It’s a bustling town and something of a shopping hub for the local area – if you need supplies it is here where you’ll likely come to find them.