Bestas Limani (Bestas Limani)

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Cold Water Bay is a bay with a restaurant on its shore, located 0.7 miles NE from Gemiler Adasi island.

Coordinates

36° 33′ 47″ N, 29° 04′ 58″ E

About the location

Bestas Limani, the bay of Cold Water Bay.

The bay was given its second name by fishermen for a reason: many cold water springs flow into it, which makes swimming in the bay’s waters refreshing and invigorating. The water of the bay is clear and blue, and it cannot but please the eye.

An anchoring berth, 6-10 meters deep. The seabed: sand, mud, anchor holds securely. In the NW part of Bestas Limani there is a small bay; you can moor there and you will find yourself across from the beach. For a safer yacht anchoring it is advised to throw a mooring line ashore.

There is a restaurant on the mountain next to the beach. To reach it, you have to walk the trail uphill. You can see gorgeous views of the bay water and its shore that open up from here.

The anchoring berth is poorly sheltered from S winds.

In old days this bay used to be popular among pirates and they had used it as their shelter.

You can visit a deserted Greek village Kayakoy which was abandoned by its residents under a mutual agreement between Turkey and Greece in 1923.

What to look for

Bestas Limani, the bay of Cold Water Bay.

The bay was given its second name by fishermen for a reason: many cold water springs flow into it, which makes swimming in the bay’s waters refreshing and invigorating. The water of the bay is clear and blue, and it cannot but please the eye.

An anchoring berth, 6-10 meters deep. The seabed: sand, mud, anchor holds securely. In the NW part of Bestas Limani there is a small bay; you can moor there and you will find yourself across from the beach. For a safer yacht anchoring it is advised to throw a mooring line ashore.

There is a restaurant on the mountain next to the beach. To reach it, you have to walk the trail uphill. You can see gorgeous views of the bay water and its shore that open up from here.

The anchoring berth is poorly sheltered from S winds.

In old days this bay used to be popular among pirates and they had used it as their shelter.

You can visit a deserted Greek village Kayakoy which was abandoned by its residents under a mutual agreement between Turkey and Greece in 1923.

The island has also preserved several buildings of the 5th -6th centuries and five Christian burial sites.

Due to tectonic activity the northern, flatter part of Gemiler became flooded, but even today through clear water you can spot the drowned ruins of the pier.

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