Korsan Koyu Bay is translated from Turkish as „Pirate Bay”. This small bay is located in 2 km from the Karaoz Bay in direction to the Gelidonya Cape.
The Korsan Koyu Bay has a second historical name – Melanippe. It was a Helelnic town which was used as a pirate settlement in the first century B.C.E as Faselis and Olimpos. It was a powerful pirate fortress with raised towers on the cliffs. In 67 year B.C.E the commander Gnej Pompej cleared the Mediterranean Sea from pirates and Melanippe was captured and destroyed as well as other pirate harbors. Then this place was abandoned and forgotten.
Nowadays only ruins remind us about this strong fortress which can be seen directly from the bay, but some of them are located on the cliff and can’t be viewed from that point.
It is an ideal place for quiet vacation and camping as it is fully equipped with toilets, showers, trash bins and fresh water.
If you want to come to Korsan Koyu Bay, it is better to come here on week days as it can be crowded at the weekend.
Korsan Koyu Bay location