Marmaris – Muğla – Turkey

GPS : 36°55’19.0″N 28°09’25.0″E / 36.921944, 28.156944

This cove is a good shelter for any direction in Değirmenbükü. İngiliz Limanı lies on the west of Hırsız Koyu. It indents to north then curves to the west. The shores on starboard afford all-round sheltering. Drop your anchor in the depths of 7 – 8 meters and take a line ashore. The depths along the eastern side abruptly shelve ashore. It has a dark turquoise color and very calm and still coves. There is a mermaid’s statue at the opposite the cove.

It is a quite preserved cove found opposite the Okluk Cove. In World War II, English ships running away from German submarines took shelter here. The harbor has its name from the English war ships which had got shelter here. When passing out it is really impossible to see the boats or schooners anchored inside other than their masts maybe. At night they would leave and attack the German held islands and enemy ships and return to the cove to hide. During the day, the crews would cover the ships with branches so that they were not noticeable.

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Marmaris, Muğla Province, Turkey

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