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“Rip Off Cafe”
Review of Gemiler Island

Gemiler Island
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US$20.53*
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Ölüdeniz Boat Trip to Butterfly Valley and St Nicholas Island with Lunch
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US$283.32*
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3-Night Gulet Cruise from Marmaris to Fethiye
Ranked #27 of 75 things to do in Fethiye
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Rip Off Cafe”
Reviewed 19 April 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.

Visited April 2014
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Hamburg, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice little island with many ancient ruins”
Reviewed 4 March 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 of 2,5 Lira per person, but it is absolutely worth it.

Take plenty of water with you, when it's hot. You will need to drink a lot.

Visited May 2013
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Durban, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gemiler Island, Turkey”
Reviewed 27 January 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.

Visited August 2013
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Southend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A journey through time”
Reviewed 13 November 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.

Visited October 2013
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Diss, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating ruins of the ancient monastery”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

The island of Gemiler is a fascinating place to visit. You can wander around the ruins of the old monastery and imagine how the monks would live. The views from the top of the hill of the bay of Karacorean are quite stunning.

Visited October 2013
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Thank jude9999_10
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