GEMILER ISLAND (ST NICHOLAS ISLAND)

 

Gemiler Island, more commonly known as St Nicholas Island, is located in the South-West of Turkey between Öludeniz and Fethiye. The name ‘St Nicholas’ arose when researchers stumbled across an early Christian pilgrimage centre which housed the remains of St Nicholas himself. This tiny island is scattered with the remains of five churches, around forty other religious buildings, a Christian cemetery and a processional way, all dating from the fourth to the sixth century. St Nicholas Island is a fantastic place to visit and it gives a fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding islands.