This community guide is designed to help spread the word about beautiful Selimiye and showcase the range of accommodation available on the Bozburun Peninsula.
The Bozburun Peninsula has a wealth of holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, from simple pansiyons (bed and breakfast houses) to apartments, hotels to exclusive villas with eco-friendly private pools. Watch the Video.
In many ways Selimiye on the Bozburun Peninsula is the jewel in the crown of the Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey. For many years a favourite destination for discerning Istanbul visitors, now getting more popular with visitors from all around the world staying in luxurious villas with pools.You can also book a luxury Yacht Cruise or Gulet Cruise around the Bozburun Peninsula and local Greek islands.
The nearest airport to Selimiye is Dalaman (DLM), which is about two and a half hours transfer by car. Next nearest is Bodrum, which is about a further 30 minutes away by car. The nearest city to Selimiye is bustling Marmaris, which has great shopping and some of the liveliest night night in Turkey.
Compared to Marmaris, Selimiye is a small resort, strung out along a stunning bay. The town has recently completed a fabulous boardwalk that enables you to take a relaxing stroll by the sea, along the complete length of the town. You will pass a number of wonderful fish restaurants that serve the best food in the area. In town you will find a number of quality art and craft shops for souvenirs as well as luxury villas for rent.
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-honoured 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 for Exclusive Escapes to retreat from the pressures of modern life. We hope to see you soon in beautiful Selimiye, staying in our luxury stone villas.
If ever there was an advert for the pleasure of a more rural and relaxed way of life this is it. Thanks for discovering this idyllic spot and then sharing it with others! Can't wait to recharge our batteries again next year.
Julia and Martin