Orhaniye Travel Guide

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Orhaniye Things to Do

  • join a photographing tour

    Orhanie Photograph Centre is located in beutiful Orhaniye bay. Accommadation in tent + course for10 euro per day per personEnglish speaking teacher.Transfers, food, drinks, digital prints not included

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  • Calling the UK from Orhaniye

    Mobile phone coverage is excellent on the Bozburun Peninsula but calling the UK from a UK mobile phone is very expensive. If you are planning on staying a while or need to make a lot of calls you should consider purchasing a Turkish cell phone and Turkish pay as you go SIM card. The costs are a fraction of UK cell phones.

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  • Off road tours

    If you can access to a jeep or 4 wheel drive car there are a large number of lumber trails and lanes used by beekeepers high up in the hills on the way to Osmanya. These trails can be very rough so please take plenty of water and a mobile phone just in case you need assistance.

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  • Off road tours

    If you can access to a jeep or 4 wheel drive car there are a large number of lumber trails and lanes used by beekeepers high up in the hills on the way to Osmanya. These trails can be very rough so please take plenty of water and a mobile phone just in case you need assistance.

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  • Buying a silk carpet

    The best and most safe place to purchase expensive Turkish carpets is at the local carpet cooperative shop in Turgutkoy, the next village down the peninsula from Orhaniye. They have a vast selection to chose from, and can arrange delivery directly to back to the UK.

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  • Local waterfall

    In the next village down the peninsula from Orhaniye called Turgutkoy there is a lovely waterfall that is beautifully cool in the heat of a summer's day. It can get busy during the peak times of the day during the high season so please go first thing in the morning when you will have it to yourself.

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  • Optaining cheaper wine in Turkey

    You will find purchasing wine and spirits is very expensive as the Turkish authorities tax alcohol highly. To avoid buying expensive local wine you can try the following: 1. Purchase wine in the airport in the UK. 2. Take a day trip to Rhodes and buy wine in the Turkish duty free on the way out or buy locally in Rhodes. 3. Buy wine locally in Simi...

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  • Sailing from Orhaniye

    If you want to sail and explore the beautiful Bozburun Peninsula you can rent sailing yachts from Marti marina in Orhaniye if you have the necessary experience and qualifications. Sunsail operate flotila holidays for the less experienced sailors and TopYacht operate 'bare back' private yachts for the more experienced sailors.

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  • Hiring a boat in Orhaniye

    When you are in Orhaniye and want to get out on a boat you can hire a gulet for a fantastic time out on the Aegean. Due to very strict local laws on who is allowed to pilot a boat you will find it very hard to rent a boat without a captain.

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  • Private car hire in Turkey

    When you are in Turkey, you may be approached by private citizens offering to rent you their cars whilst you are on holiday. Pleasse be extremely careful in these cases as in Turkey it is the car that is insured, not the driver. You may find yourself with little insurance if you have an accident. The tourist car hire companies are very well...

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  • Medical care in Turkey

    When you come to Orhaniye please ensure that you take out sufficient medical insurance as Turkey is NOT in the EU so the standard EU medial support is not available to tourists. The private hospitals in Marmaris are excellent and are extremey easy to use provided you have insurance cover.

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  • Best money exchange rates

    When you come to Orhaniye do not exchange money at dalaman airport as the exchange rate is always very poor there. Instead, if you can, bring cash and exchange it at one of the main banks in Marmaris on Mondays as you generally get a better exchange rate at the start of the week.

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Orhaniye Restaurants

  • Take your own wine

    Many of the local simple village restaurants sell beer but do not stock wine. so in many local restaurants it is ok to take yiour own wine and drink it with your meal.

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  • Local Restaurants in Orhaniye

    There are a number of wonderful restaurants in Orhaniye, from simple pide cafes to sophisticated ones with fresh sea food from Orhaniye Bay. This is a starter to get you going - more available at the sites.

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  • Check out the local seafood

    There are a number of simple village restaurants in Orhaniye that will cook local seafood, caught and cooked that day. Most owners buy direct from the fishermen in their traditional wooden boats.

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Orhaniye Nightlife

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    Marmaris

    by johncummins Updated Dec 4, 2008

    Frankly, if you want a busy nightlife, head for Marmaris - there are plenty of taxis and Dolmuses heading each way. Orhaniye is much more quiet but beautiful. To check out the nightlife in Marmaris please check out the link.

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Orhaniye Transportation

  • Turkish visas

    When you enter Turkey you have to purchase a tourist visa (stamp) at the airport that costs just £10 per person. These tourist visas last three months. If you find yourself spending longer in Orhaniye, a simple way to extend your stay is to take a day trip to Rhodes on the ferry from Marmaris and then purchase a new visa when you return to Turkey.

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  • Istanbul is only one hour away

    If you are staying in Orhaniye, why not spend a few days in Istanbul? Istanbul is a fantastic destination and is only one hour flying time from Dalaman airport. This is your chance to experience a wonderful city that straddles Europe and Asia.

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  • Winter flights to Orhaniye

    This winter in 2008 you can now get flights all winter to Dalaman. There are weekly flights to Dalaman from manchester and london airports, so you can now enjoy Orhaniye out of season without having to fly to Dalaman via Istanbul.

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Orhaniye Shopping

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    by johncummins Updated Dec 4, 2008

    Marmaris offers the best range of shops if you want to buy clothes, leather and carpets. The bazaars have a 'no hassle' approach to tourists so it can be fun. Expect a long hagglling session and cups of 'cay' if you are buying something expensive like a carpet.

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Orhaniye Local Customs

  • Bee keeping in Orhaniye

    Bee keeping is very popular in Orhaniye and a major source of income to many families. If you get chance try and buy some of the local honey that can be bought in the local shops. It may be priced at a premium but worth it and you will be amazed at the quality and variety. Late summer the bees are a bit sleepy but if you ignore them you will be...

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  • Olive picking season

    If you are lucky enough to be in Orhaniye the first two weeks of November you will see that the whole village is busy beating the olive trees to harvest the ripe olives. After the olives have been dried in the sun it takes about 10 days to make them ready for eating. The rest are sent to Datcha for crushing in a community effort. You have never...

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Orhaniye Tourist Traps

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    Kiz Kumu

    by johncummins Written Feb 25, 2008

    Although this is a beautiful spit of land enabling you to walk right out into the bay, please be aware that during the high season it is regularly invaded by jeep tours heading out from Marmaris. Pick your time early in the morning and later in the evening to enjoy this wonderful place on your own....

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Orhaniye What to Pack

  • Pack the sun screen in summer!

    In the summer it can get very hot so please pack plenty of sun screen if you are crashing out at the beach. We have lovely warm breezes coming off the water so often the strength of the sun is masked by the warm breezes. To see the temperature now in Orhaniye and three day weather forecast, please follow the links.

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  • General travel to Turkey tips

    Some people like to travel without care, and take what comes. If you prefer to know a bit more about what to expect, here are some tips to help you on your way. These travel tips are for our villa guests but are very applicable to all guests coming to Orhaniye from abroad.

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  • Pick the best time of year to suit your...

    This shows the temperature throughout the year and access to a three day weather forecast. Please follow the link to check out the best time to visit Orhaniye. We suggest March/April/May/Sept/Oct for walking with the rest great for the sun gods.

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Orhaniye Off The Beaten Path

  • Pictures of places to explore

    Orhaniye is on the national park, the Bozburun Peninsula, so is surrounded by beautiful countryside and isolated bay, yet only 25Km from bustling Marmaris. Here are some photos to temp you to Orhaniye.

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  • Keçibükü

    Keçibükü is part of Orhaniye and its location is well understood by the locals but a complete lack of road and area signs makes it a bit tricky for outsiders to identify and locate. As you sit quietly and listen to the hum of the bees with a warm breeze blowing up the valley, it's easy to step back into a way of life largely unchanged for...

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  • Flora and Fauna exploration

    These pictures show the local flora and fauna that can be explored in and around orhaniye. The wild flowers in spring are wonderful to see and all the local produce is organic and brought freshly to your table if you go to any of the local restaurants in the village.

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