Güvercin Islet

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Güvercin Islet
Native name:
Güvercin Adası
Güvercin Islet is located in Turkey
Güvercin Islet
Güvercin Islet
LocationMediterranean Sea
Coordinates36°14′38″N 33°48′38″E / 36.24389°N 33.81056°E / 36.24389; 33.81056
İl (province)Mersin Province

Güvercin Islet ("Pigeon Islet") is a Mediterranean islet of Turkey. It is a part of Silifke ilçe (district) of Mersin Province. It is at 36°14′38″N 33°48′38″E / 36.24389°N 33.81056°E / 36.24389; 33.81056 and situated about 200 metres (660 ft) to main land. The islet is quite small; only 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft).[1] There are ruins of late Roman Empire era in this otherwise unnotable island. The ruins are in the north east side of the island . [2]The ruins probably belonged to a mansion. The construction material is rectangular stone. There are tombs, ceramics and a part of a mosaic floor in the island. [1]