|Waters 1||Gulf of Hisaronu , Mediterranean|
|Waters 2||Gulf of Symi|
|Waters 3||Mediterranean Sea|
Location of the Loryma Peninsula (Datça: Datça Peninsula ; Sömbeki: Symi ; Rhodes Rhodes )
The Daraçya Yarımadası or Bozburun Peninsula, formerly also called Loryma Peninsula , is a 35 km long, narrow peninsula in the Muğla Province in southwest Turkey . It extends between the Gulf of Hisarönü and the Gulf of Symi [Yeşilova Körfezi] (in the west) and the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Marmaris (east). It is located southwest of the city of Marmaris and northwest and east of the islands of Rhodes and Symi .
The peninsula is characterized by a mountainous surface, which is interrupted by a few plains (Hisarönü, Orhaniye and Turgut). The sometimes steep mountains reach right down to the sea, which means that the coast is mostly rocky and rugged. Above all, there are numerous smaller, but also some deep bays (Hisarönü, Orhaniye, Selimiye , Bozburun , Bozukkale or Loryma ).
The eponymous place Bozburun is located in the middle of the peninsula.
The Bozburun Peninsula is still largely untouched by mass tourism. In the places used for tourism there are mainly family-run hotels and small guest houses.
Due to its scenic beauty and its bays and harbors, the peninsula is a popular destination for sailors and private yachts, but also for boat tours, which usually start in Bodrum or Marmaris . The small bays invite you to swim. The peninsula can be explored in hiking and trekking tours on the scenic Karischen Weg , which opened in March 2013 .
In ancient times, the Bozburun peninsula was called the Carian Chersonese . In the Hellenistic period, the peninsula was the mainland property of the island of Rhodes , the integrated Peraia .
The ancient population lived in around 20 settlements (including Loryma , Hydas and Bybassos) and was united in the independent union of the Chersonese . There are two larger sanctuaries on the peninsula, which can be designated as federal sanctuaries: Kastabos and Kıran Gölü.
- Karischer Weg on Cariantrail.com
- Matthias Benter, Hydas, a fortified hilltop settlement on the Bozburun peninsula
- Bybassos and Kastabos ( Memento of the original from January 1, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- JM Cook - WH Plommer, The Sanctuary of Hemithea at Kastabos (Cambridge 1966); Bybassos and Kastabos ( Memento of the original from January 1, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Kıran Gölü