Garip Island

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Dikili coastline with Garip Island in the background

Garip Island is a small (88 acres) island off the coast of Dikili ilçe in İzmir Province, Turkey. It is one of two small islands, together called the Garip Islands (Turkish: Garip Adaları), at the cut point of Dikili's Bademli Bay. Both islands face the Greek island of Lesbos.

The islands are at 39°00′N 26°47′E / 39.000°N 26.783°E / 39.000; 26.783, just to the west of Kalem Island. The distance between the two is about 500 metres (1,600 ft). The nearest point on the mainland (Anatolia) is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the north east. In antiquity these islands, along with a third island that has now joined the mainland, were known as the Arginusae; they were the site of the Battle of Arginusae in 406 BC.

Offered for sale under a single title deed in 2006, the islands were sold to a Turkish development group in 2010. No construction was undertaken on the islands.[1]


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Coordinates: 39°0′23″N 26°47′8″E / 39.00639°N 26.78556°E / 39.00639; 26.78556