Karacaören, Fethiye – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°32’25.7″N 29°03’33.3″E / 36.540464, 29.059238
The tiny island of Karacaören Adaları is located just off Turkey’s Lycian Coast, close to the island of Gemiler. The bay opposite the island is partially sheltered by a reef and makes for an attractive anchorage on a Karacaören.
There are sea-level rocks and reefs in the passage. The passage between these rocks and Karacaören Island is free of obstruction. Keep close to the island side.
Karacaören Adası, which has numerous ancient ruins strewn over it, helping to protect the east to north east facing bay. To the south are a cluster of island reefs which also help to protect Karacaören. It is best to approach by passing Karacaören Adası to the east. Karacaören Island where numerous Byzantine ruins are seen on the island. There are the ruins of a church and a few crypts – one of them containing a well-preserved fresco of St. Christopher on the island.