On your cruise down from Bodrum you will very likely take a brief stop here at Kissebuku. Located about 3 miles away from Orak Island this place has recently been subject to some environmental debates because some developers want to build resorts, which might jeopardise the ruins and nature conservation. The name of the place originates from the word “kilise” which means church in Turkish. Appropriately named because of the remains of Byzantine Monasteries that can are in the area. This large cove is surrounded by mountains and protected from the western winds. Once ashore put on your walking shoes and walk among these ancient ruins while admiring the unspoilt beauty of this place. Among the ruins, you might come upon a summerhouse, bath, cistern and the monasteries ruin. Once your exploring is done, you can get back into the waters for a cool off and more swimming time. The water here is calm and you can also snorkel. Some travellers choose to dock here overnight to enjoy the serene atmosphere while others will stop for a lunch break and then sail onto their next destination.
Whatever is your route be sure to explore on your cruise the Rabbit Cape, Guvercinlik and Kargicikbuku.