Gebekse Bay or Gebe Kilise Bay
Gebekse bay and Gebe kilise bay are literally like a piece of paradise where you can find natural beauties and every shade of turquoise. The calm sea and the pine trees surrounding it on all sides and the Gebe Church located in this bay are also the favourite haunt of sailors and blue tours with the ruins of the ancient city. Gebe kilise Bay is located 10-15 minutes by sea from Çiftlik Bay, which is 58 km from Marmaris. Unfortunately, there is no land road to Gebekse Bay, which is located between Kadırga Cape and Akyar Cape, and the easiest way to reach it is by motor boats from Çiftlik Bay.
Gebekse bay is literally like a piece of paradise where you can find natural beauties and every shade of turquoise. The calm sea and the pine trees surrounding it on all sides and the Gebe kilise located in this bay are also the favourite haunt of sailors and blue tours with the ruins of the ancient city. We recommend everyone who plans to visit Gebekse Bay to bring sea goggles and flippers with them. Because observing the underwater world in the bay is very fun and enjoyable. It is possible to observe Caretta Caretta turtles from time to time in this region. You can also come to Gebekse bay by joining the Çiftlik boat tour from Marmaris
Gebe kilise is located in Gebekse Bay. There are many urban legends and stories about the Gebe Kilise, which has survived through the ages with many ancient ruins. We would like to share some of them with you.
Gebe Kilise story 1
It is said that a town in Gebekse bay was burned and destroyed by the Greeks in the 11th century and people were brutally killed, and then the Knights of Rhodes are said to stand by the oppressed by building a Church here. It is said that this church was called the Pregnant Kilise because it resembles a pregnant woman structurally.
Gebe Kilise story 2
Marmaris and its surrounding towns are a region that has hosted many civilisations and small states throughout the ages. There are many ancient city ruins in and around Marmaris. According to a belief, the Gebe Kilise was built as a place of worship in those times for women who could not get pregnant. It is said that the priests and priestesses here help infertile women and women who cannot get pregnant with some methods they have developed.
Gebe Kilise story 3
Gebekse bay is structurally like a natural wave breaker and since this area is completely open sea, it is one of the effective natural shelters to escape from the vicious waves and storms of the Mediterranean Sea. It is rumoured that centuries ago the local fishermen and sponge divers of this region built these ruins in Gebekse Bay, which was also used as a shelter by offshore traders.
We have written 3 of the most popular Gebe kilise stories for you. The best way to see which story is the most ideal, most impressive and convincing for you is to visit Gebekse Bay and Gebe kilise. Join us with Marmaris Çiftlik boat tour and let’s all anchor from Marmaris harbour together for a full day that you will never forget.