Donkey Island In the ancient times it was known as Goni. This island is three miles away from Çesme. There is no human settlement on the island. A great many donkeys, goats and rabbits live here. There are beautiful coves andinlets around this island. Regular boat trips to the island are available.According to a rumor, localstookthe old donkeys to this island when they stopped agriculture in the area as a result of impro ving tourismand the donkeys reproduced in time and became the symbol of the island.turkeyarena.com The donkeys are protected and cared for. There is a wind-powered wellin the island to supply water for the donkeys as well..