Gocek is a great place for a Turkey holiday, with its beautiful marinas and scenery
Known throughout the region for yacht tourism; Gocek’s six marinas, beautiful bay, and spectacular scenery make it a popular choice with yachtsmen and visitors alike. Gocek, known as “Kalimche” in the past is located between Dalaman and Fethiye, just 20 minutes’ drive from the international airport at Dalaman.
Gocek sits in a large bay, in which islands and coves create a very beautiful environment in which to spend time, on and off the water. It was declared an area of special protection in 1988. As a result, no multi-story buildings are allowed which contributes to the upmarket feel of the resort. There are a wide variety of accommodation options.
The various coves and 12 Islands that surround Gocek provide a tantalising look at an unspoilt Mediterranean of pine forests, crystal clear water and beautiful beaches. There are many ways to enjoy the islands, with organised trips from many operators in Gocek marina.
The area offers opportunities to visit historical sites within 60 minutes’ drive, such as the Fethiye Museum, Pınara, Tlos Letoon, Xanthos, Telmessos and Patara.
The most popular beach belongs to D-Resort Gocek (a beautiful Gocek hotel), and can be used paying a daily fee. Within 10 minutes’ drive is Inlice beach and the main island beach can be reached by water taxi from Gocek harbour. Several other beaches can be easily reached by car, such as the long sandy beach of Sarigerme, Izluzu beach, and east of Gocek, around 40 minutes’ drive away is Oludeniz beach, arguably Turkey’s finest.
The town is very well served with restaurants, cafes boutiques and supermarkets, many of which line the water’s edge in the marinas around the bay.
Scenically beautiful, great facilities and some wonderful places to explore and discover right on your doorstep, Gocek is a classy destination – particularly appealing for those looking for a base to enjoy part of their holiday afloat.
About The Location
The most popular beach belongs to D-Resort Gocek, and can be used paying a daily fee. Within 10 minutes’ drive is Inlice beach and the main island beach can be reached by water taxi from Gocek harbour. Several other beaches can be easily reached by car, such as the long sandy beach of Sarigerme, Izluzu beach, and east of Gocek, around 40 minutes’ drive away is Oludeniz beach, arguably Turkey’s finest.
The gulf of Fethiye is paradise for yachtsmen, who are spoilt for choice in terms of the number of sheltered anchorages, islands, protected coves to spend a tranquil night at anchor, and the crystal clear aquamarine water. Gocek is largely unspoilt, and its dramatic mountains and pine covered slopes are a wonderful setting for sailing holiday. Fjord like anchorages such as Ruin Bay, Fathom Bay, Tomb Bay and Wall bay covered in pines offer calm, protected water, and the opportunity for excellent swimming and snorkelling.