Loryma Ancient City: Marmaris

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Loryma Ancient City

This is a historical place where boats from Marmaris Turkey to Bodrum stay overnight. If you want to reach the ruins of the ancient city of Loryma by land, you must first drive from Söğüt to Taşlıca and then walk a little. Bozukkale Bay is one of the most important stopping points for blue cruise boats and yachts today because it has a sheltered position against the wind. The bay, also, used to have strategic importance due to its location. If you are into history, You should read our blogs about Gobekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe and Boncuklu Tarla!


The Athenian navy stayed here in 1412 BC, and the navy gathered here before the Knidos naval battle in 395 BC. There are three restaurants serving blue cruise boats and yachts in the bay today. Loryma Ancient city ruins are at the entrance point of the bay, on the hill overlooking the bay. The most important ruin that has survived from the city is the castle. It is 120 meters long and 10 meters wide and in very good condition. The castle was built to protect the entrance of the bay and was fortified over time.

How To Get To Loryma Ancient City From Marmaris?

Take a bus: From Marmaris, take a local bus to the town of Bozburun. From Bozburun, you can then take a taxi or walk to the ancient city, which is located about 5 km (3 mi) to the east. The bus ride from Marmaris to Bozburun takes about an hour and costs around 10 TL. Marmaris waterpark

Take a tour: You can also visit it as part of a guided tour from Marmaris. There are several tour companies that offer day trips to the ancient city and other nearby attractions, such as the Söğüt Village and the Dilek Peninsula National Park.

Rent a car: If you prefer to have more flexibility and independence, you can rent a car in Marmaris and drive to Loryma Ancient City on your own. The drive takes about an hour and is fairly straightforward. Here is the google maps link of the site.

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