Welcome to Orhaniye on the Bozburun Peninsula, near Marmaris Turkey. This community guide helps holiday guests find suitable accommodation when exploring Orhaniye and the fabulous unspoilt Bozburun Peninsula.
Thank you for the most relaxing holiday we have had in years. We did nothing at all except relish the peace of the villa. The whole team looked after us expertly and caringly from the moment we first made contact until the moment we left. Thank you for a perfect holiday.
Nicola and family
In Orhaniye there is a wide range of holiday accommodation to meet all requirements, from simple pansiyons (bed and breakfast houses) to apartments, hotels, to luxury villas in Turkey with private eco-friendly pools. Its your decision. Watch the Video.
You can also book a luxury Yacht Cruise or Gulet Cruise around the Bozburun Peninsula and local Greek islands.
Although the bay in Orhaniye is marked on sea charts as “Keçibükü” or Goat Bay, all the locals refer to it by more poetic name of “Kızkumu’”, meaning Maiden’s Sands as there is a spit of sand reaching into the bay that you can walk across. Orhaniye is famous for this so you see people 'walking on water' across the bay.
The local legend claims that “A local girl who wanted to meet with her lover put some sand in the hem of her skirt and planned to fill the sea with this sand to get to her lover. However, there was not enough sand and she was drowned”. Hence, the word Kizkumu which in Turkish means “girl sand”.
Orhaniye is split into two: the valley of Keçibükü and the houses and restaurants that straddle the road to Kizkumu. Then the main part of the village that loops around behind the coast.
In Orhaniye you will find Marti Marina which is the largest marina outside of Marmaris on the Bozburun Peninsula, this is home to many private yachts as the area has some of the best sailing in the whole of the mediterranean.
The nearest airport to our exclusive luxurious villas in Orhaniye is Dalaman (DLM), which is about 1 hour 45 mins away by car. Next nearest is Bodrum, which is about a further 30 minutes away. The nearest large city to Orhaniye is bustling Marmaris. Orhaniye is an excellent place for Exclusive Escapes to retreat from the pressures of modern life in our luxury stone villas.
The bay in Orhaniye has now been proposed by the Turkish Government as a World Heritage Site.
"In Orhaniye you will discover the true unspoilt Turkey, a peaceful haven away from the bustle of modern life, a world away from Turkey’s mass tourism resorts. On behalf of the Orhaniye community, I invite you to join us here and discover yourself a more relaxed life style, wonderful food, and experience our warm hospitality.
In Orhaniye, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit all our guests, from pensions, motels, apartments to luxury villas for rent. Your host can easily arrange all airport transfers from Dalaman Airport (DLM) or car hire, so you just have to book your flights and leave the rest to us. We take great care to protect our environment so our guests experience the true unspoilt Turkey.
In Orhaniye we have a wide range of restaurants serving everything from traditional Turkish dishes to sophisticated European meals, with fresh sea food our speciality, freshly caught by the fishermen in the village. If you are self catering, we also have a weekly market in the village centre where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses etc for your stay.
Orhaniye is the perfect base to explore the Bozburun Peninsula, protected by our Government so it is completely unspoilt and a rare opportunity to experience traditional Turkish culture and hospitality in the villages along our Peninsula. We are also near Selimiye and the Datca Peninsula where you will find the incredible ancient city of Knidos.
We all love Orhaniye, and I am sure you will too. We hope to see you soon in beautiful Orhaniye where you can relax with the family and recharge your batteries." Cem Dinç, Mayor of Orhaniye
A marvellous holiday – flew by too quickly!Superb villa extremely comfortable with everything you could wish for. We spent a very relaxing time by the pool or on the verandah, enjoying glorious weather. We really felt like part of the village community - very friendly people.
We had a great time at Orhaniye and Villa Lale. The villa had everything we needed (even the toaster) and the skype phone was a particularly thoughtful and very useful accessory. The peace and tranquility that the villa provides is priceless.
Alan Pat and Peter