Modern ooids from the Cleopatra Beach on Island in the Gokova Bay, South Aegean Sea, resemble ooids formed on the Bahamian platform. The concentric coatings of the ooids consist of two or more laminae around a carbonate-or non-carbonate nucleus. The oolite cortex is transparent, whereas the non-transparent portions seem to be the dark fields on the oolitic surfaces. The ooids are mixed with molluscan skeletal debris displaying micritic envelopes. Weakly consolidated ooids have been cemented by calcite in the form of meniscus cement.