Once a sleepy village, Selimiye has become a place to be seen, with an up market feel attracting well heeled Turks from far afield. It’s kept it’s charm though and with a good choice of restaurants and several mini markets one wonders how it ever coped before the quay was extended.
Selimiye has also welcomed home one of it’s sons, the famous Osman with a mouth full of gold teeth who previously ran a restaurant in Bozburun. No-one really knows why he’s famous (possibly himself included) but he keeps telling everyone he is! His current restaurant is near the quay and he’s the sort who will happily help you out with anything else you need.
It’s a far cry from when I first visited when even sourcing a loaf of bread was a challenge – the local bakery will now be happy to sort that for you. Showers are available near the quay and there’s an ATM too on the edge of the village.