Last Updated on December 4, 2021
Orhaniye is situated on the southwest of Marmaris and 2,5 kilometres away from Turgut, 26,4 kilometres from Marmaris. Orhaniye is an important tourist place by the Hisaronu Gulf. Here you’ll find a quick travel guide and holidays to Orhaniye Marmaris, Kizkumu beach, with top things to do and see plus insider advice.
How it is like?
Orhaniye is famous for its wonderful bay, unique Kizkumu beach where holidaymakers apparently walk in the middle of the sea, water sports, Marti Marina, yacht club, the castle remains belonging to the ancient city of Bybassos, cafes and restaurants by the beach front. Yachts anchoring to Hisaronu Gulf always spend their nights in Orhaniye Marmaris.
Orhaniye village lies on an outstanding environment along with the beautiful pine forests and nice coves. The colour of the forests reflect to the sea and a wonderful landscape appears. The sea is always very calm in Orhaniye as well. Orhaniye is home to luxury villas, famous Marti Marina and local restaurants.
Orhaniye has a great environment covered with pine forests and nice beaches. The colour of the forests reflect to the sea and a wonderful landscape appears. The sea is always very calm in Orhaniye.
The most interesting event that you will see in Orhaniye is that you will see people walking in the middle of the sea. It is a natural surprise for the visitors. The sandy underwater bottom divides the gulf into two parts and you are able to walk along the sea while the depth doesn’t increase as you walk far away from the shore.
This 600 meters of coastline is called “Kizkumu” and has a legend. According to the legend, daughter of the Bybassos King, the beautiful princess, goes to the sea for an escape from the pirates. As she doesn’t know how to swim, she fills her skirt with sands and tries to pass the cove. She loses her way when it get dark and as she ran out of sand, she drowns. This region “Kizkumu” named after her, meaning “maiden’s sand”.
There is also a water sports centre at the Kizkumu beach that holidaymakers are able to make variety of water sports such as jet skiing and banana riding.
Orhaniye also is home to Marti Marina (Tel: + 90 252 487 10 63) that is located on the east of the Orhaniye cove entrance.
Marti Marina has a careenage capacity of 100 yachts and boats on land and 300 yacht and boat for mooring. Facilities include; restaurant & bar, market, swimming pool, and maintenance-repair services.
Top Things to Do & See
In Orhaniye, you may enjoy your holiday in the company of the great beaches, the sun and the sea. You will be fascinated with the walk in the middle of the sandy sea
There is a water sports centre near the Kizkumu beach and holidaymakers are able to make variety of water sports.
In the middle of the gulf there is an island and a remnant of a castle on the top of the island. It is believed that the castle belongs to the ancient city of Bybassos. You may hire a raft or a boat and take a short trip to the island. It worth seeing the environment as it has a great landscape.
The tour goes for to the night. The environment in the Dislice Island is great with its small canyons and rocky formations.
In the entrance of the Orhaniye Gulf where the yachts moor for all seasons, there are remnants of a monastery by the Marti Marina. The mosaics in the garden worth seeing.
Where to Stay?
There are many quality Orhaniye hotels, apartments, motels, holiday homes and bungalows in Orhaniye. Orhaniye is also home to the luxurious villas. Holidaymakers prefer Orhaniye for calm beach holidays.
We recommend you make your hotel search and book online via the world’s biggest online hotel booking websites. You can get really good discounts and find the best prices with a match.
- Trivago Orhaniye Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Orhaniye Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get There?
Orhaniye is located about 26,4 km. on the southwest of Marmaris and 2,5 kilometres away from Turgut.
You can find midi buses going to Orhaniye from central Marmaris. Participating to Marmaris 4×4 Off-Road Safari tour or Marmaris Village Tour is also another option as the 4×4 Off-Road Safari tours from Marmaris do have swim break in Kizkumu beach.
Airport Transfers to/from Orhaniye
If you are a group or a family with kids or having lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend you private transfers. The Havas airport shuttles will bring you to at the Intercity Bus Terminal of Marmaris and you’ll need to take a taxi from there again. Private transfers will drive you just to the entrance of your hotel.
As for private shuttle transfers, we highly recommend Tranigo (a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.
It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Dalaman airport (DLM).