Orhaniye & Kızkumu

Orhaniye & Kızkumu

21 km away from D Maris Bay, and situated on the Loryma peninsula, lies Orhaniye with a deep blue sea, tall green mountains and fishing boats jostle amongst the yachts.

Orhaniye is known for the beautiful Kizkumu, a 600 meter long sand bar – where man really can "walk on water". Reaching far out into the bay is a low spit of sand, and as you walk through the water up to your ankles, anyone looking over the bay from a distance might be deceived into thinking you were walking on the water. Other local attractions include a waterfall and a traditional carpet factory.

Other features of interest are the marina, the ancient church and a castle used by the Knights of Rhodes. The village of Orhaniye, whose original name was Kırvasil, and whose past dates back to 3rd Century B.C., has a coast which is good for line fishing and the pirate's island in the middle of the bay will fulfill the expectations of those interested in activities such as climbing, diving and underwater fishing, and will provide interesting views for photographers and video camera enthusiasts.