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“Magical spot/bay, though restaurant is a con, be aware!!!”
Review of Gemiler Island

Gemiler Island
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US$19.71*
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Ölüdeniz Boat Trip to Butterfly Valley and St Nicholas Island with Lunch
Ranked #24 of 73 things to do in Fethiye
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Magical spot/bay, though restaurant is a con, be aware!!!”
Reviewed 20 May 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).
Night started all peachy until we were handed a bill that have us incredible BILL SHOCK, in short it's a con, they're all nice, local family then they sting you with a huge bill which is cash only. We felt unbelievably threatened at the end and can't tell enough friends who charter in Turkey to avoid this restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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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
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8 reviews
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“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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2 Thank Roland_Hamburg
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Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews
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“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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“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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