About Selimiye


Selimiye, the village of Marmaris, Mugla, is one of the most beautiful bay of the Gulf of Hisaronu. Main means of living are ships in wood, beekeeping, fishing and stockbreeding. Selimiye, a place where the mountains are full of olives, thymes, pines and almond trees, is also a place of call of tourist boats.

The nearest airport to Selimiye is Dalaman, which is about two and a half hours drive by car. Next nearest one is Bodrum, which is about another 30 minutes drive by car. The nearest city to Selimiye is bustling Marmaris, which has great shopping and some of the liveliest night life in Turkey. Compared to Marmaris, Selimiye is a small resort, strung out along a stunning bay. In town you will find a number of quality art and craft shops for souvenirs of your visit to Selimiye. Many people arrive in Selimiye by yacht or gulet. The town has a strong local reputation for traditional wooden boat building, so on the road into the town you will pass several boat yards where you will see massive wooden gulets being built in time-intensive traditional methods. Also look out for fresh figs, almonds and other goodies that you can buy from the small local shops. Selimiye is a wonderful place to retreat from the pressures of modern life.

Places Around To Explore

Ancient castle ruins in the village, the port of Serce in Taslica, ancient plane in Bayir village, waterfall in Turgut village and the ancient church in Kamelya island.

Selimiye Bay is one of the most important cruise stops between Marmaris and Bodrum. The coast area is full of green and the sea water is very clean and still. Yet, there are no beaches on the coast. The nearest sandy beach is Sığliman, which is 2 kilometers away. Selimiye Bay has the shape of both a natural harbor and a natural pool. The area has a volcanic structure and the sea depth reaches 30-40 meters if you lay off 15 meters from the coast.

There are three castle ruins around the village. One is on the highest hill of Selimiye, the other at Sarıkaya hill and the last one in Kızılköy district. The watchtower and lighthouse, built 100 meters from the shore for guiding the boats, the monastery and the theatre are ruins that are worth seeing. The ruins discovered from the sunken rocks in the area are displayed at the Bodrum Underwater Museum.