Loryma Ancient City


This beautiful area is a must to visit on the southwest coast of Marmaris. The harbour here is very popular for yachts and boats that moor in some the most protected of coves in the area.

The surroundings are stunningly beautiful with the ruins of ancient Loryma scattered about the bay with the ancient citadel of Hellenistic origin, preserved virtually intact.

This gulf had strategic value in the past; a fleet of ships from Athens moored here in 1412 BC and another during the Knidos Sea War in 395 BC. You can find remains of the ancient city of Loryma, dating from the 7th century BC. These 7th century ruins were once part of the foundations or Rhodes and originally established in a region known as Oplosica. Some Historians say this city was dedicated to of the Greek Gods, Zeus.

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