Cleopatra Beach, Sedir Island - Bay

Cleopatra Beach, Sedir Island - Bay

Kedrai Antique City, or en Sedir Island en, commonly known as ir Sedir Island doğusunda, has a coastal length of approximately 800m to the east of the Gulf of Gokova (Keramos) in the Ula district. The Protected Area is also a Special Environmental Protection Area. Sedir Island, the largest of a triple island group full of ancient ruins, is appealing to those who are both curious about history and nature with its amazing beauty. Although the name of the island comes from the cedar tree, there is no cedar tree on the island today. Cleopatra beach is known as the sand, which is created by geological formations and protected sand, in fact, specially formed limestone droplets. It is forbidden to remove this rare sand which is seen only on Crete Island except Sedir Island in Aegean and Mediterranean.

Today, the closest settlement to the island, which is administratively connected to Ula, is Çamlı Village of Marmaris. Today, the fastest access to the island is provided by the port of Çamlı Village. Transportation to Sedir Island is provided by daily excursion boats from Akyaka Neighborhood, Ula District of Muğla Province or by boats in Çamlı Village of Marmaris District.

The ancient city of Kedreai, dominated by the Gulf of Gökova, has always been an important center with its location close to the mainland but also surrounded by strong walls. It is understood that the island, which has sheltered ports, is also an important commercial base under the sovereignty of Rhodos. Sedir Island constitutes the main settlement of Kedreai. Orata Island and Küçük Island in the immediate vicinity belong to the city settlement and few remains are visible. The necropolis of the city is located on the mainland to the east of the island. The fact that some building remains can be seen in the necropolis area and on the sea shore suggest that the settlement may have been partly spread over the mainland.

Historical development of BC. Starting from the 6th century, Kedrai was one of the important cities of Caria. According to some sources, Carian king families spent their summers on this island. In the following centuries, the island became one of the important towns of Rhodes Peria. B.C. Kedrai joined the Carian Union in 454-428, and then joined the Attica-Delos Naval Union. The settlement on Sedir Island was formed on the eastern side of isthmos (isthmus), which divides the island into two. The city's theater, sanctuaries, dwellings, port and many other important civil and religious structures are located on this walled area. The necropolis area, harbor and some of the other civil structures are also located on the mainland on the east side of the island. Today, the majority of the surviving remains on both the mainland and the islands are from the Eastern Roman period. The Turkish invasions to the Caria region are based on M.S. After the concentration in the 11th century, Kent, M.S. In the first quarter of the 15th century, it came under Ottoman rule.

Among the sights of the ruins; Numerous cut stone towers and fortifications, the Apollon Sanctuary, the largest basilica built using ancient materials, including the Great Basilica, dating back to the 5th-6th centuries, church and chapel ruins, a well-preserved 2500-seat theater, the agora, which is the center of the activities, has many cisterns and the ruins of the ancient harbor.

Sedir Island, with the ruins of the ancient city of Kedrai, with its unique nature, golden sand and charming sea reflecting different shades of blue together


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