Cleopatra Island - Cleopatra Beach

Tourist information and guide to Cleopatra Island (Sedir Island), Cleopatra Beach and the ancient city of Cedrae in Marmaris, Turkey...


Cleopatra Island (Sedir Island-Cedrae) is located on the 18 km. north of Marmaris. Cleopatra Island is also known as Sedir Island or City Island. Cleopatra Island is famous with its golden sandy beach known as Cleopatra Beach and the ancient city of Cedrae. The remnants of the city walls can be seen. It is famous with its huge beach and ancient theatre ruins. There is an interesting beach on the small bay on the northwest of the island where it is believed that Cleopatra used to swim here.

According to the legend, Cleopatra and Antonius used to swim here and the sands have been brought by the ships from North Africa. It's been said that this type of the sand can only be seen in Egypt.

The ruins on the east part of the island stands for the era of Romans. Theatre area is in good condition. On the east part of the island there is an Agora. According to some epigraphs, athletics festivals have been organized in this area for the honor of Apollon.

Things to Do & See in Cleopatra Island

Cleopatra Island is a wonderful promenade region. You may enjoy your holiday in the company of the ancient city of Cedrae remnants, the golden Cleopatra beach, the sun and the sea. The Camlik Port is the transportation point.

Three kilometres from the Camlik Port, you will see a small village of Camli. It is believed to be the first settlement area of the Caria region. Fresh air, clean water and beautiful landscape await you there.

9 kilometres away from the village Camli, you may arrive to Boncuk Cove. The cove is very popular. It has a clean and comforting water. There is a facility on the shore for the visitors. The area is popular for swimming in a calm, quite and rocky are. The region between Boncuk Cove and Karaburun is the one and only observation area in Mediterranean for the sandbar sharks' fertility and growth.

Diving tours are organized for observation especially during May-June.



How to Get There?

There are boat services to Cleopatra Island during the day from Marmaris, Akyaka and Camli Port. If you want to go by private or rented car, then Camli Port is the transportation point to the Sedir Island. You will see the Camli Village sign on the 12th kilometer of Marmaris-Mugla Road. After 6 km. more from the turn, you will reach the Camli Port and there you may find regular boats to Sedir Island.

How to attend to Marmaris Cleopatra Island (Sedir) Tour from Marmaris?

You may attend to Marmaris Cleopatra Island-Gokova Tour via the below companies...
  • Cleopatra Island Cruise from Marmaris

    Sail, sunbathe, swim, and step back in time to the days of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony on this cruise to Cleopatra Island from Marmaris.
    Duration: 6 hours
    From GBP31.28, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Akyaka Tour with Cleopatra Island From Marmaris

    Explore the small, seaside fishing village of Akyaka and visit the Azmak river which flows through the center of town.
    Duration: 11 hours
    From GBP27.71, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company





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