Sedir Island, Marmaris

#2 of 7 in Nature in Marmaris District
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Legend has it that Sedir Island was a secret meeting place for Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her lover. The island is famous for its small beach covered with silky smooth white sand, said to have been brought here from Egypt by Mark Anthony as a gift for Cleopatra. Since the sand is made from tiny empty seashells and took millions of years to form, the beach is a conservation site. Sunbathe and swim along the rocky seashore. Covered with pine trees, the island features ancient ruins such as an amphitheater, a temple, and Byzantine city walls. Take note that towels are not allowed on the beach, and you are not permitted to leave the beach with any sand. Work out when and for how long to visit Sedir Island and other Marmaris attractions using our handy Marmaris trip site.
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  • interesting island with lots of historical attractions Cleopatra beach : Outstanding beach and According to the legend, Cleopatra and Antonius used to swim here and the sands have been brought by...  more »
  • I took a boat from Camli village to Sedir İsland and paid 20 Turkish liras for two way. They let only 300 ppl to get in at the same time coz of covid-19 which is very nice due to this rule the...  more »

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