Marmaris Sedir Island
The altitude of the Sedir Island (Adası) ruin is nearly between 0 meters and 15 meters. Visitors can reach the area transportation by daily excursion boat trip from Ula, Akyaka or by boats located in Camli Village of Marmaris districts of Muğla.
The secret paradise island, formerly Kedreai, is a settlement in the east of the Bay of Keramos among the olive trees. The land, called “Şehiroğlu” in the Ottoman Period, is now “Sedir”. The name also comes from the cedar tree but unfortunately there is no cedar tree on it today.
Having a coastline of approximately 800 m, The island consists of three islands with Orata and Küçük Ada. The settlement on it started on the eastern side of the isthmos (isthmus) dividing it into two. The theatre,residence, harbor, other important civil and religious buildings of the city are in the middle of the walls. Necropolis, a portion of the ports and other civil structures are located in the mainland on the eastern side.
In antique times, lands including Sedir Island were considered to belong to Rhodos. Bozburun Peninsula was the part of the Rhodos Peraia, where Rhodos influence was most intense throughout the ancient times. In the city, there is a theatre with a capacity of 2500 people, the Apollon Sanctuary, the Great Basilica, the Kıstak Church and the Agora.
The Legend Says about Sedir Island
According to legend, Cleopatra, the last queen of ancient Egypt, visited the island swam in the sea of the Sedir Island. For this reason, the island is known as Cleopatra Island in Marmaris today. Cleopatra Island, also known as Sedir Island, where the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and her Roman lover, the famous commander Mark Antony swam in this region. The island allows its visitors to spend unique hours with its unique golden yellow sandy beach and turquoise color.