Port of Marmaris

Marmaris inner harbour is protected by two islands, Yıldız Adası and Keçi Adası. Yıldız Adası is a peninsula connected to the east shore by an isthmus of shingle about 75 m wide. A pine-clad hill rises in the middle of the peninsula to an elevation of 402 m and is crowned by the ruins of an ancient fortress. Keçi Adası, also topped with ancient stones, lays to the west.

Geographic Location

Marmaris inner harbour is protected by two islands, Yıldız Adası and Keçi Adası. Yıldız Adası is a peninsula connected to the east shore by an isthmus of shingle about 75 m wide. A pine-clad hill rises in the middle of the peninsula to an elevation of 402 m and is crowned by the ruins of an ancient fortress. Keçi Adası, also topped with ancient stones, lays to the west.

General Harbour Informations

Harbour Limits
The outer harbour is the sea area lying between a line drawn from Kadırga Burnu (36 43 54 N – 028 18 51E; Light characteristic Fl (3) 15s 39m 12M) to Turnalı Burnu (36 47 18N – 028 24 24E) 6 miles NE, and the inner harbour limit.Marmaris harbour is divided into an inner and outer harbour. The inner harbour is the sea area N of an E/W line drawn through Keçiada Light (36 47.9 N – 28 15.6 E; Light characteristic Fl R 2s 5M).

Route
From ESE of Kadırga Burnu (36 44N-028 18E) the route leads NW for about 7 miles through the outer harbour to the inner harbour entrance. The inner harbour is entered between Sarımehmet Burnu ( 36 48N – 028 15E ) and Alkaya Burnu, 1.5 miles E, the S extremity of Yıldız Adası the entrance is divided into two channels ( Büyük Bogaz / E channel and Küçük bogaz / W channel) by Keçi Adası.

The route then leads N for a distance of 3.5 miles through Büyük Bogaz the E of preferred channel which lies between Yıldız Adası and Keçi Adası and then across the inner harbour to Marmaris.

Vessels prefer the E channel, deep and clear in the fairway free of danger / obstruction. Vessels must navigate with caution in the fairway & bay for sailing boats, yachts and fishing boats.

Directions
Seaward to inner entrance: From a position about 4 miles ESE of Kadırga Burnu ( 36 44 N – 028 18 E ) the track leads initially NW, passing ( with position from Keçiada Light ( 36 47.9 N – 028 15.6 E )
  • NE of Kadırga Burnu ( 4.5 miles SSE ), from which a Light ( white metal column on dwelling, 12 m in height ) is exhibited.
  • NE of Karaörün Burnu (3.2 miles SSE ), which has some above-water rocks close E of it.
  • NE of Kargataşı Adası ( 2 miles SSE ), an islet steep except on its S side ; the mainland 2.5 cables W of the islet terminates in a high rocky point, with soal water extending 2 cables offshore on its NW side.
  • NE of Turunç Koyu ( 1.5 miles S ) The track then leads to a position E of Sarımehmet Burnu ( 4 cables SSW ). Between Turunç Koyu and Sarımehmet Burnu there are several small indentations separated by rocky points. The land behind Sarımehmet Burnu is high and picturesque.
  • Inner entrance to Marmaris : From the position E of Sarımehmet Burnu The track then leads generally N, passing ( with positions from Keçiada Light (36 47.9 N – 028 15.6 E )
  • E of Keçiada Light ( white metal column on dwelling, 12 m in height ), which is exhibited from the S extremity of Ada Burnu, an islet lying close off the S end of Keçi Adası
  • Through Büyük Bogaz ( E channel , 5 cables NE ), which separates Keçi Adası from Yıldız Adası ; the shores of the channel are high and precipitous.
  • W of Ince Burnu ( 1 mile NNE ), the NW point of Yıldız Adası, from which a Light ( white tower ) is exhibited.
  • W of Bedir Adası ( 1.5 miles NE )

The track then continues NNE across the inner harbour of Marmaris Limanı to Marmaris.

Prohibited Area
Anchoring and fishing are prohibited within an area, the limits of which are on the chart, centred on Keçiada Light ( 36 47.9 N – 028 15.6 E )

Submarine Cables
Several submarine cables are laid across the outer harbour of Marmaris Harbour, landing in Turunç Koyu ( 36 46.5 N – 028 15.0 E ) . Anchoring and fishing are prohibited in the vicinity of these cables in Turunç Koyu.

OPERATED BY: Marmaris Cruise Port
www. marmariscruiseport.com

ADDRESS: Marmaris Limanı Günnücek Yolu 48700 Marmaris – Turkey
TELEPHONE: + 90 (252) 412 03 03 FAX: + 90 (252) 412 82 12 – 413 13 26
LOCATION: 36 51.0 N – 028 16 .8 E
DENSITY: 1.025
FUNCTION: Cruise ships, cargo ships, ferryboats and yachts
BERTH: L- Shaped pier
No 1 Berth: Length 134m / width 15m / max draft 7.00m / height above sea level 2.40m
No 2 Berth: Length 305m / width 15m / max draft 11.00m / height above sea level 2.35m
Fenders: Wheel type & Yokohama (2 x 2200 by 4000mm, 1 x 2000 by 4000mm)

About Marmaris

Marmaris is a port city and a tourist destination on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, in the Muğla Province.

It is also a major centre for sailing, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering location for hundreds of cruising boaters. There are regular ferry services to the Greek island of Rhodes, and large cruise ships call at the port.

Although it is not certain when Marmaris was founded, in the 6th century BC the city was known as Physkos, and considered part of Caria. According to the historian Herodotus, there was a castle in Marmaris since 3000 BC. During the Hellenistic Age, Caria was invaded by Alexander the Great and the castle was besieged. The 600 inhabitants of the town realised that they had no chance against the invading army and burned their valuables in the castle before escaping to the hills with their women and children. The invaders, well aware of the strategic value of the castle, repaired the destroyed sections to house a few hundred soldiers before the main army returned home.

The next important event during the history of Marmaris was almost two thousand years later, in the mid-fifteenth century, when the Ottoman Empire began to rise after the efforts of Sultan Mehmet II, who succeeded in conquering and uniting under one banner the various tribes and kingdoms of Anatolia. Some of his greatest difficulties came from the Knights of St. John, who occupied the Dodecanese Islands. Based in Rhodes, the Knights had fought for many years; they were able to withstand the onslaughts of Mehmet II until a succeeding and more powerful Sultan came on the scene.

Marmaris castle was rebuilt from scratch in 1522 by the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent when he had set out for his campaign on Rhodes, for which Marmaris served as a base. Since 1979, renovation work has been continuing at the castle, in order to restore it back to original condition.

   Print Friendly Page
      Request Detailed Information
If you need more information about our services, please feel free to contact us.

Full Name :  
Company :  
E-Mail :  
Phone :  
Country / City :  
Your Message :  
        

   Pictures of The Port

    Map



View Merkez Deniz Acenteliği in a larger map
Merkez Deniz Acenteliği ve Tic. A.Ş. - A member of the Inchcape Shipping Services Group - All Rights Reserved 2014