Top things to do in Selimiye

Turkish in Selimiye

Bülent'in Mutfağı

From a tiny kitchen next to Migros supermarket at the marina, Bülent serves al fresco diners cuisine that combines the joys of home cooking with İstanbul-style mezes. Go for any of a dozen olive oil–drenched goodies…
Desserts in Selimiye


The name and the Julius Meinl shop sign outside this tiny gleaming-white cottage facing the marina might have some thinking they'd arrived in Macarıstan (Hungary). Not quite… This all-Turkish establishment focuses o…
Turkish in Selimiye


This new waterfront restaurant-cafe serves locally sourced 'gourmet fast food' – ızgara (grilled) dishes like köfte and chicken şiş – village bread and homemade lemonade. But its real raison d'être is to rent out st…
Turkish in Selimiye


This old standby has a stone oven for delicious pide (₺11 to ₺16) and a tile one for lamb and chicken dishes. The Falcon has never stopped talking about the day in 1999 when a Greek boat disgorged Princes William an…
Seafood in Selimiye


Set in an antique stone house on the seafront, Aurora is serious about mezes and seafood. Some 50 mezes are produced every day, along with a multitude of fish mains and charcoal-grilled steaks. Hosts Hüseyin and Suz…
Bar in Selimiye

Piano Jazz Bar

A pianist and singer perform in this cool blue-and-white 'dive bar' (their words, not ours) on the waterfront. It's jazz, Latin… Whatever takes their fancy.
Kebap in Selimiye

Selimiye Döner Kebap

In addition to the advertised kebaps, this family-run eatery in the village just up from the marine does home-cooked lokanta-style Turkish dishes. The narrow front terrace appears to be Selimiye's central meeting po…