Selimiye Guide – 2020 Holidays, Top Things to Do, Beaches, Places to See

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Selimiye is located about 38 kilometres on the southwest of Marmaris. It is 10 kilometres from the village Orhaniye.  Selimiye is another popular stopping point for the yacht, gulets and boats sailing between Marmaris and Bodrum.

How it is like?

Selimiye is famous for its wonderful bay, beach, cafes and fresh sea food at the restaurants, blue cruising yachts and gulets, ancient city of Hydas, boat trips to nearby coves and islands of Kamelya and Difllice.

The sea is very clean and bright but there are not any big beaches around. The closest beach is two kilometers away that the beach there has a shining great sand. There are restaurants at the shore serving the yachts, boats and visitors.

The region is very quite and calm. It is possible to see ancient city remnants too like in every village of Marmaris. The ancient city of Hydas was located in the region.

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Top Things to Do & See

Selimiye has very green environment and there are variety of lovely restaurants lined up along the bay servicing mostly to the yachts, gulets and boats.

You may see the remnants of the ancient city of Hydas in Selimiye. There are remnants of three castles on different locations. On the southeast hills of the cove, you may see the remnants of the city walls belonging to Hellenistic era.

The observation bastion made for guiding the boats on the sea and 100 meters away from the shore, the lighthouse, the monastery and the theatre are the other remnants of the village that worth seeing.

Also we recommend you to taste the fresh sea food at the quality restaurants lined up along the bay.

You may also participate the daily boat trips made to the nearby bays and islands. Daily boat trips from Selimiye are mostly made to the Kamelya and Difllice Islands. In Kamelya Island you may visit and see a monastery which is situated within an easy climb. The base of the monastery is decorated with a mosaic formed by black, white and gray sea stones.

Kamelya Island

In Difllice Island you may see volcanic rocks that form a monumental lookout of the island. As the island is very peaceful and convenient for lovers who want some privacy, it is also called as the “Love Island” among locals.

Where to Stay?

There are many quality hotels, boutique hotels, and holiday homes in Selimiye.

How to Get There?


Selimiye is located about 38 km. on the southwest of Marmaris, following the Marmaris-Datca Road.

Transport Options

You can find midi buses going to Selimiye from central Marmaris.

Airport Transfers to/from Selimiye

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 KiwiTaxi as they offer low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. They have variety of different and good models of cars ranging from Micro for 3 passengers to Minibuses for 19 passengers and also offer child seats.

Faster and more comfortable than airport shuttles, buses and taxis. The driver will meet you at the airport with a nameplate. No need to look for a taxi on the spot. Free cancellation up to 5 hrs before pickup. All prices include fees & tip. See below and check out.

Dalaman Airport to/from Selimiye Transfers

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