Selimiye is another popular stop for boats on the Blue Voyage between Bodrum and Marmaris. It is an old Greek town and very suitable for yacht tourism. The cove is green, the sea is clean and generally calm but there is not much in the way of sand beaches. There are small restaurants around the quay area. There is an eternal quietness that rules the area, perfect for those that want to have a holiday away from the crowd. There are also historical remains around the Selimiye region. There are ruins of three castles of the ancient city of Hydas in the area. One of them is on the highest hill of Selimiye, one other on Sankaya Hill and the last in Asarkale in the Kizilkoy district. To the south east of the cove you can visit the Hellenistic era city walls. Among the ruins the monitoring tower built to show snips the way, the lighthouse, monastery and the theatre are worth seeing.
The pieces that were salvaged from the wrecks in the region are displayed in the Bodrum Underwater Museum. Selimiye Cove is used by boats for shelter in stormy weather as it is a natural port. If you are seeking a beach you should go to “Sig LJman” (Shallow Port), two kilometres away from the cove.