Zeytin Island is a small pretty island on the Bozburun peninsula just over an hour away from the seaside resort of Marmaris. Zeytin is the Turkish word for olive, which this peninsula has many of. Zeytin island is deserted however there are a few ruins scattered about from the byzantine period. the water is shallow and warm, sometimes the winds of the gulf, called Lodos winds, blow over this island but they are warm and welcome. Other islands to visit in this part of the Mediterranean are Kiseli island, Sogut island and Kizil island.