An astonishing confluence of the historic and the picturesque, Gemiler Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations around Fethiye. According to the archaeologists, the island was the location of the original tomb of Saint Nicholas, popularly known as Santa Claus. Once a key stop on the Christian pilgrimage route to the Holy Land, the island is today strewn with churches dating back to 6th century AD. The island also offers the sight of spectacular Mediterranean Sunsets from its western peak. The highlights of this island are:
- 350m processional walkway.
- Around forty ecclesiastic buildings.
- Over fifty Christian Tombs.
The island can be reached only by boat, something which adds to the romantic charm of the site. There are many cruise operators such as Cosmos Tours and Cruises and Deluxe Cruises,who will offer you their services to make the commute between Fethiye and Gemiler Island interesting and unforgettable.
How to Reach Gemiler Island
- Gemiler Bay
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82.76% of people who visit Fethiye include Gemiler Island in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
71.43% of people start their Gemiler Island visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Gemiler Island
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gemiler Island