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The hidden pleasures of the Datça & Hisarönü peninsulas

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Datca PeninsulaIf you run your finger down the west coast of Turkey you will come eventually to Marmaris, and, beyond it, to a two-pronged spit of land that juts out into the Aegean Sea and resembles an open mouth all ready to swallow up the tiny Greek island of Simi (Sömbeki)

The upper jaw of the spit is the Reşadiye Peninsula, named after the tiny town of Reşadiye at the far western end. The lower jaw is the Hisarönü Peninsula, named after the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it resort of Hisarönü, but sometimes known as the Loryma Peninsula after the scant remains of the ancient city of Loryma right down at the southern tip. This is one of the more beautiful and unspoilt parts of the Turkish coast, protected (so far) from over-development by its sheer remoteness.
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GEOGRAPHY OF MARMARIS

Friday, May 9th, 2008

The town of Marmaris is located at the meeting place of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, on the world’s largest natural harbour, surrounded by pine-clad hills.
On the west is Datca peninsula and to the east Koycegiz lake; all year round Marmaris is surrounded by blue and green. The hills running in to the sea and the beautiful bays make Marmaris very special.
Situated in southwest Turkey, in the province of Mugla, Marmaris is one of Turkey’s biggest tourist resorts. To the north lies the Gulf of Gokova, to the south the Mediterranean.

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DISTANCES FROM MARMARIS

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

MARMARIS – BODRUM 156 km
MARMARIS – FETHIYE 144 km
MARMARIS – ALANYA 507 km
MARMARIS – IÇMELER 10 km
MARMARIS – TURUNC 20 km
MARMARIS – ANTALYA 367 km
MARMARIS – ISTANBUL 806 km

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