Dalaman – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°40’43.0″N 28°55’13.8″E / 36.678601, 28.920486
Tersane Adası is the largest island in the Gulf of Fethiye. The bay on
NW affords all-round shelter. A deep channel provides easy entry to
the inlet of Tersane and the eastern side of the bay provides a
protected anchorage for charter yachts. According to ancient sources
the island, named Telandria, was used as a ship dockyard during the
In the days of the Ottoman Empire, the Greeks lived there. But after
their deportation to the island, there were only a few old houses and
a church left that you can still see the ruins. Previously, the small
cove of the island used to build gulet yachts. For this reason, the
island is named as “Tersane” which means boat yard .
We know that the Island of Tersane which was formerly called
Telandria, was inhabited in the past, but the remains of the ruined
houses of the island, which are seen from the land and sea, total only
about 140. There are the remains of two churches, one of which is near
the well and the other is on the hill; and the tomb of the chief of
the people who lived here in the past, is in the west. The island was
inhabited in the past as is evidenced by the many ruined houses, fruit
trees and goat herds. There are also remains of two churches and a
You will notice a watch tower and shipyard as soon as you arrive from
which the island was named. There are two bays on the island named by
sailors as winter and summer harbours. Many blue voyage yachts or
daily tripper boats anchor in these two bays during their voyage.
After entering a narrow channel you will be in calm waters. Due to
this feature many sailors use this bay as a shelter to escape from
The summer port on NE of Tersana Island ends in a sandy beach. This anchorage is open to N-SE. There are good depths in the bay, but it gets shelve ashore. The south corner affords sheltering with a line ashore. It is adequate shelter in summer.
A rough path goes to 300 m, where there is a restaurant. A restaurant on the island is a good place for charter yacht visitors to lunch and north of the island is Summer Port, a lovely swimming area.