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Ruin Bay (Cleopatra’s Bay)

Ruin Bay is set in the south west corner of Manastir Köyü  within  Skopea Limanı.  At the head of the bay is a good set of ruins with most of it’s footings submerged under water.  

In ancient times a warm water spring was said to have been found in the bay and along with the waters rich in mineral deposits, such as calcium and Magnesium, was reported to be good for the skin.  A number of ruins set in the waters on the edge of Ruin Bay are supposed to be of a small Greek monastery.  Local legend claims Cleopatra visited Manister Bay twice, in 46 and 32 BC – the latter time while honeymooning with Marc Antony. He was en route to Actium and Cleopatra was transporting Egyptian treasury funds for his campaign. Cleopatra is said to have bathed in these waters. The fine sand on the small beach is not unique to Turkey – and it is thought that Antony brought it from Africa to prove his love to Cleopatra.

So enjoy snorkelling through the footings of the baths and imagine yourself bathing alongside Cleopatra and Marc Antony.

You can also walk from this bay to ancient Lydae which is approximately one and half hours to get there.

Ancient Lydae