Gemiler Island

Gemiler Island

Beautiful yacht charter destination in Turkey for summer vacation with family

Gemiler Island is a fascinating port of call and a must-see for travelers to this part of the coast. With Byzantine ruins covering most of the forested slopes and “pirate ship parking” lying submerged in the shallows, Gemiler is a treasure trove for lovers of history and archaeology.

It’s a good idea to set out on you Gemiler island excursion during the late part of the day. Not only is it cooler, but if you time it right, you can walk up through the city district and beyond to the largest church on the island -- the church where Saint Nicholas is thought to have been laid to rest in a tomb. . . until frequent raids by Arabs forced the Byzantines to flee, taking the tomb with them -- and once you are at this church, it is a short hike to the summit where you can view the mosaic floors of this church and also, find a spot to sit down and watch the sunset, champagne in hand. The sight of the sun glowing red over the sea, framed by mountains and hilltops is really something unforgettable...

While exploring the island’s fascinating collection of ruins, you will come across hundreds of houses, graveyards, tombs, cisterns and four churches, the largest being the uppermost church with the floor mosaics (at the summit). Between this church and another on the east of the island there runs a ceremonial covered walkway - by far the most interesting structure on the island and well worth following for as long as you can.

Snorkelers will also find the waters around the island to be full of interest: as centuries of earthquake activity caused the whole area to subside, the settlement’s docks and supply stores now lie submerged in the shallows. With a little imagination, you might be able to conjure up the image of Christian pilgrims arriving in Byzantine-style wooden ships to take rest, re-provision and pay their respects to the “Patron Saint of Sailors” whilst en route to the Holy Land.


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Recommended Itineraries

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Recommended yachts to visit Gemiler Island

Here’s a list of charter yachts available for rent in this yachting destination. Contact Yachts brokers will send you a yacht selection based on your preferences. Please, get in touch with our team via email [email protected] or via WhastApp/Telegram +33 6 01 49 74 57.

Luxury charter gulet yacht DIDI sailing in Greece and Turkey with Contact Yachts_1

Didi Turkey, Greece

24-m | 2010 | 8 guests | 4 cabins
Luxury motor yacht in Greece ORIENT STAR

Orient Star Turkey, Greece

47-m | 2012 | 10 guests | 5 cabins
From € 180.000 per week

Babosch Turkey

20-m | 2020 | 8 guests | 4 cabins
Luxury motor yacht TURKUAZ for rent in Turkey and Greece with Contact Yachts

Turkuaz Turkey

33-m | 2016 | 10 guests | 4 cabins
Motor yacht INCOGNITO for rent for a day in Bodrum

Incognito Turkey

15.3-m | 2004 | 6 guests | 3 cabins
From € 14.000 per week

Sun of Wind Turkey, Greece

42.3-m | 2021 | 10 guests | 5 cabins
From € 45.500 per week

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