The village of Selimiye, 18 km (11 miles) southwest of Orhaniye and 37 km (23 miles) southwest of Marmaris (map), is like Marmaris was a half century ago: small, relaxed, friendly, easily walkable, a traditional Turkish seaside town set on a beautiful natural harbor with a few yachts moored to its quai.
Backed by dramatic mountains, Selimiye makes a great base for a few days’ (or more) relaxation, with explorations of the Bozburun Peninsula and perhaps the Reşadiye Peninsula thrown in when you get the itch to travel.
Another Selimiye advantage is the good variety of budget to moderate lodgings, including little family pensions and small hotels.
Minibuses run regularly from the Marmaris Otogar to Selimiye by way of Orhaniye.
Use this handy Hotel Search Box to find your perfect Selimiye getaway lodgings:
—by Tom Brosnahan