Sedir Island, Marmaris

3.9
#2 of 7 in Nature in Marmaris District
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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  • ıt was the 90s when I first saw this island. I went there for fishing purposes and there was no sign of civilization. It looked like an abandoned village or an ancient shrine. later on tour boats...  more »
  • The sea here is a beautiful colour, but is very crowded. There are sun loungers to sit on with quite a lot of shade under the palm trees. Unfortunately the ground all around them was scattered with.....  more »
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