Osmaniye, Ortaca – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°42’00.9″N 28°41’43.7″E / 36.700255, 28.695477
Sarıgerme is a beach near Osmaniye Village in Ortaca district, Muğla Province, south-west Turkey. It is a holiday destination with a beach and shops. If you prefer, you can catch a minibus (known locally as a dolmush), which will take you to the city centre of Ortaca. This runs every 15 minutes in the summer. Sarıgerme beach – which is a part of 7 km beach – has blue flag award because of its clean & pure water and its safety. Several facilities such as wind surfing, jet skiing, diving, picnic, etc are arranged here.
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : Ortaca
Technical Equipment Shops : Ortaca
Accommodation : Holiday VillagePensions, Hotels, Motels, Rental Houses, Picnic Areas, Apart Hotels
Beach : Sarıgerme
Dining : Restaurants, Buffets, Bakeries
Weekly Market : Sunday
Health : Health Center – Hospital, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists Ortaca)
Shopping : Supermarket, Stores, Shops, Markets, Boutiques
Golf : The Hilton Golf Resort with its planned 18-hole course
Entertainment : Bars, Cafes, Clubs
Special Shopping : Llemons, Oranges, Pomegranates, Lemon Cologne
Communication : Post Office, Internet, Wi-Fi
Sarıgerme beach was relatively unknown and uninhabited until 1995, until SARÇED (Sarıgerme Environment and Education Society) was founded in that year. The Society worked on coast regulation, tea houses near the beach, cabins, showers and environment regulation making Sarıgerme one of the most popular beaches in the world. To get to the beach you can pick up the “Çekçek” (type of cart) from Sarıgerme village to the beach; once you have arrived you wili pay a nominal fee for entering.
There are two sandy beaches in Sarıgerme, both with cafes, showers and toilets on hand. The beaches are a 20 minute walk from the resort centre and many hotels run shuttle services throughout the day. The public beach tends to be the most popular and is connected to many of the hotels, the private beach charges a small entrance but is far quieter and more relaxed.
Sarıgerme (originally known as Osmaniye), has a 7 km long beautiful sandy, shallow beach, that is known around the world. A short 850 meters walk will take you from the village centre to Sarigerme beach, a well-kept tidy.
The main beach is the province of the municipality and a small entrance fee is levied at the access gate. This beach is pristine sand and popular with Turkish and foreign tourists alike. There is a cafeteria situated onsite providing the usual fare, soft drinks, tea and ice creams and also beers. The beach is long and sandy and there is usually quite a strong prevailing NW wind.
Once there, you will discover what makes Sarigerme special. Beach holidays are not complete without water sports and sunbeds, of which Sarigerme has plenty, allowing you to soak up the Mediterranean rays of the sun peacefully. There are also clean public toilets, a cheap cafeteria, and picnic facilities ensure the whole family is comfortable about spending the day at the beach.
Visit the protected loggerhead turtles at beautiful Iztuzu Beach.
Sarıgerme which was known as Pisilis in ancient times. The Ruins located on the border of the Iber Hotel in Sarigerme shows the remains of the ancient town of Pisilis, located near to the hotels bungalows is a majestic stone mass resembling a cenotaph. Ruins have also been urıcovered in the town centre, surrounding walls, large buildings and graves have also been discovered. From archaeological research it is believed that Pisilis town once consisted of narrow avenues and streets, and generally two floored narrow houses constructed close to each other, with staircases erected on the external walls in some cases.
Outer walls were made of stone, brick and mortar (made from brick dust and lime) – also known as Roman concrete (Opus Caementitium) which was 50 – 70 cm thick. Roofs were made wooden boards which can still be seen today. The Town walls were approximately 10 meters high and 3 meters thick and these were made of Roman concrete Togo. Approximately one fourth of the city has been covered by incoming dunes from the southeast.Triple basilica ruins are found at the west of west wall and “Great Nischen Basilica “ruins at the North of the North wall. Grave ruins (estimated to be from the nekropol kingdom time) are seen from the hill on the southeast side of the hotel bungolows. The ruins of Roman graves may also be faund on Baba Island.
Sarıgerme – Dalaman International Airport 17 km, Ortaca City 21 km, Fethiye 58 km, Muğla Center City 102 km.
Minibus : Sarıgerme – Dalaman, Ortaca, Ortaca – Muğla, Antalya, Fethiye, Bodrum, Marmaris, Kalkan
Bus : Sarıgerme – Dalaman, Göcek, Ortaca – İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Antalya
Airport : Dalaman International Airport