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Address: Kesikkapi Mah. Okul Sok. No:4/A Fethiye Merkez, Fethiye, Fethiye, Turkey
Phone Number: 252 6141150
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3-Night Gulet Cruise from Marmaris to Fethiye

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Gemiler BAY

Gemiler is not an island but a bay opposite St Nicholas Island (a site of ancient ruins - alongside which boat trips moor up). It is very easy to pick up a bus to Gemiler Bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Fethiye, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful spot, we went last month and were charged 10 lira to enter, we made the mistake of sitting down for a drink without first asking the price and were ripped off terribly by the cafe owners there. We went again today determined not to fall for the same con again only to find that they have... More 

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Fethiye, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Gemiler is not an island but a bay opposite St Nicholas Island (a site of ancient ruins - alongside which boat trips moor up). It is very easy to pick up a bus to Gemiler Bay outside the big Mosque in Fethiye. They run every hour from mid May. There is another bus which doesn't go as far as Gemiler... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This island despite its St Nicholas (Santa) links, must have been a really useful staging / victualling / post for travellers over millennia. With a good sheltered anchorage and presumably lashings of food and water for sale it must have been an important stop for any travellers from the West. The covered way - reminiscent of a pilgrimage route to... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

it is very nice place to see , we travel by our rented car for around 15 minutes crossing wonderful forest to reach finally to this beautiful beach . we stayed only for 5 minutes to take pictures only

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited this island as part of a boat tour in which we also visited butterfly valley, etc. The island itself was fantastic with lots to see and plenty of trekking to get to the ruins that are higher up, however our boat tour only allowed us 45 minute at this site which is by no means enough time. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We chartered a boat and sailed from Marmaris to Kekova over 2 weeks, we ate all along the coast at many restaurants, pulling into Gemiler Adasi is a magical spot, the view is stunning and well worth the trip. Please, Please, Please be aware of the restaurant on the beach (right side when facing it, with Fethyie over the hill).... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Please avoid the cafe on the right hand side at beach level, it displays no prices and they rip you off terribly. They have no shame and will demand payment and verbally abuse you if you complain.

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Hamburg, Germany
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very scenic place with many ancient ruins to explore. Only reachable by boat. The locals know this fact and they try to charge high prices for a short boat trip of 2 minutes (40 Lira for 2 persons). Just prepare yourself to haggle the price a little bit down. For entering the island you have to pay an entrance fee... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The island is covered in ruins of ancient churches. It is also called St Nicholas Island, named after the saint that lived here and originated the stories of Santa Claus. Yachts moor in the narrow corridor between the island and the mainland.

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Southend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The ruins on Gemiler are mainly Byzantine but the earliest go back to the 3rd century. You pay a small fee and can wander round the island on your own. The whole island is covered in ruins and was clearly a very thriving commercial port in centuries past.

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