Turkey - Aegean sea - Gulf of Gokova - Sedir Adasi (Cleopatra Island)

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Gulf of Gökova is a long (100 km) narrow gulf of the Aegean Sea between Bodrum Peninsula and Datça Peninsula in south-west Turkey.

Sedir Adasi, also known as Cleopatra Island, has one of the most special beaches in the world which is famous for its beach made from seashells. It is said that this organic sand was brought by ships from the Red Sea especially for Cleopatra. Each grain of sand is a perfect sphere, for this reason the beach is heavily protected by the government to prevent any sand being removed from the beach.

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kiaksar on July 8, 2014

Impressive colours!!!


Greetings from Ukraine! kiaksar

Paolo Grassi on July 14, 2014

Thanks a lot, kiaksar, for visiting my gallery and positive comment. Greetings from Italy. P. Grassi

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Photo taken in 48710 Şehir Adası/Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 19, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Paolo Grassi
    • Taken on 2009/08/18 05:25:36
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 44.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash