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The movement of sand dunes from the land which divides the bay with a shallow stripe of the 600 meter. This area is called Kızkumu (Girls sand). The formation of this road, which doubles as a natural breakwater have so many myths: The daughter of a king of ancient times falls in love with just a fisherman. However, because of the current world state at that time, fisher man and the king's daughter could not marry. Moreover, that’s the decision of the father which is the King! Not surprisingly, they meet in secret often. King learns this situation over time, and has his men follow his daughter at night. They say that fisherman is comes from the sea to her daughter waiting on the beach. She has a light pointing out her place. And young man comes to light where your daughter is. Then they do love games to each other until day’s dawns. When the king heard them he gets angry. The king kills anybody against his orders even his daughter. He catches his daughter one night, and he orders his soldiers to send the signal to fisherman with the light on the beach. When the kid saw the light, he jumps to his dingy and runs into a squad of soldiers ... Girl escapes from soldiers and starts running in order to save her love. That is at the other end of the bay and impossible. But Love does not listen rules and she throws herself into waters. A miracle happens at that second. Every place she takes step transforms to beach and as soldiers in pursuit steps into that beach, they are buried into the sea because of all the weight they carry. Girls could run up to the boat, but at that moment an archer target the arrow to the young man and shoots. Alas! They already embraced each other. The arrow comes and has met the girl. They say that when girls red blood has mixed it into the sea, it stains the sand. The kid takes the girls and goes. Nobody see them ever after... There is an island in the middle of the bay and there are remains of a castle on top of the island. The castle is believed to belong to ancient city of Baybassos. You can go to that island with a boat and follow the path up to the ruins of the castle. Scenery is great and worth’s your effort. People of Baybassos brought water to the castle from a waterfall arches in the village of Turgut by laying of arches and underwater pipes. The pipe system used combines vessel rule. Baybassos is Carian city and it is on one of the peaks of the mountain backdrop around Orhaniye. You can drive up near to the village of Baybassos. You will need the help of villagers to find the rest of the way. Because as is the case with most of the ancient cities, there are no direction signs. The way out is dirt road and hilly. Vehicles are left in the village and climb to the peak takes 45 minutes through the forest. The view covering very large area of landscape including Selimiye below Hisaronu is very impressive. There are also boat tours to Gulf of Hisaronu from Orhaniye. Tour take breaks on Selimiye, Hisaronu and coves like Inbükü and island of Dişlice. Tour takes until the evening. The Robinson Club Maris Hotel on a hill overlooking Hisaronu, Dişlice Island across, small canyons and stone formations attracts attention. At the entrance of Orhaniye bay, near the Bay Marina Hotel where boats stay, there are the ruins of a monastery. Mosaics in the garden of monastery have a value to see.