Fethiye Bays, Beaches and Islands

Gemiler Island : Located opposite of Gemiler bay and beach. The former name of Gemiler Island was St Nicholas Island. There are remnants of churches which date back to the Byzantium and early Christian era. Frekses of the great church are in good candition. There are also cistern ruins on the shore. The most interesting remnant is the tunnel connecting the 2 churches. Some parts of the 500 M tunnel are damaged. There are 17 steps amongst the tunnel, these steps represent Jesus christ resting for 17 times when he was taken to be crucified.

Şövalye Island : It is located at the inlet of Fethiye Bay like the way it protects the bay. The Island which was dwelled by Hospitallers (the nights of Saint Jhon) still have residents. The Island which has resorts, motels and cafes, is the last stop on the return way of the tours arranged to the Dodecanese Islands. There are regular boat tours from the dock to the island.

Kızılkaya (Red Island) : It is named after the color that the sand and the pebbles on its shore turn into at the sunset. There is not any construction except from the lighthouse on the island.

Deliktaş Island : Large and small island at the southwest of Kızılkaya. Visitors WHO want to dive mostly visit this island.

Yassıca Island : It consists of 6 large and small island. It is the island where excursion boats for the longest time.

Zeytin Island : At the South end of Yassıca Islands. It is the only private property Island. There is an olive extruding plant from the Ottoman Period.

Tersane Island : Iy is the biggest island in the bay. There are remmants of old Greek dwellings evicted after the population Exchange. The island on which there are a shipyard which named the island, and remnants of a watch tower, two bays called by sailors as summer and winter bays is a frequent destination for marine tours and daytrips.

Domuz adası (Boar Island) : This island which is named after boars believed to be living on its hills, is also referred as Prince Island because of its last owner. It is a privately owned island which does not have a suitable dock for berthing and there are ruins part of which is under the water can be seen on it.

Cleopatra Hamamı : It is the bay that blue voyage and daytrip boats do not pass without stopping by. It is the island where blue voyage boats and yachts stay overnight and daytip boatstake lunch break. There are ruins Byzantium Monastery right next to the dock. You can enjoy hiking along the shore and through the forest. There are arbor cafes.

Göbün Bay : It is at the South of Boar Island, and its entrance is narrow. It is a long bay surrounded by pine and olive trees. There are rock tombs and ancient remnants on the island. It is a favoritte bay for blue voyage boats and yachts to anchor.

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