Selimiye – a Village on the Bozburun Peninsula

Selimiye is a small town immediately at the bank of the bay of same denominator. During the summer months you meet local tourists and yachts berthing for one night in the small harbour or at the jetties of the restaurants.

Entering the place, you will find small shipyards where traditional wooden yachts are built or, during the winter, repair work is accomplished – as in the past. A small frame house, a circular saw and some building materials, and before long the shipyard is in business.

In the bay the ruins of a medieval lighthouse looms out of the water, and further up on a small hill a castle ruin is found that can be reached via a somewhat arduous path. The view is nice, however, the ruin itself is somewhat disappointing.

On Wednesdays there is a market in Selimiye, like the one in Orhaniye, only larger. The small shops in Selimiye offer handcrafted jewellers and fancy dresses, for which ladies come over even from Marmaris.

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