History of GOCEK
The current situation of Gocek which is formerly a
village, become a townships with its new harbors that
are restored in order to provide all needs of yachtsmen.
As a result of aim of ensuring world standards, it is
possible to find some main foreign newspapers, books and
similar publications. To enter Gocek harbor at any time
in morning or in evening is safe. Also, Gocek Culture
and Tourism Centre personnel officiate for protecting
the virginity of the bays in the long term. The region
has been taken under protection from the third level
with the 1988 environment protection law. It is
understood from examination made on breakwater around
the Gocek Forest Exploitation Management and oleftovers
remained from the structures that Gocek was Kalimche in
As it can be understood from the stone caves in the
Fethiye Highway, here was grave of the city. Stone
graves are seen on the mount running during the high way.
In recent years Gocek has become a famous place whose
importance increase day by day for nature addict and
yachtsmen. Gocek bays are among rare places in the world
with their a range of yachts from small ones to the
latest designs. In addition, Gocek is the best place of
the world with respect to first opening place to the sea
rather than being point of view with effects of wind,
sea and air temperature.
PICTURES of GOCEK
DAILY YACHT TOUR
first thing made in Gocek should be attended yacht tours
to see island around and wonderful bays. Do not forget
your camera in order to take photos from twelve islands.
(oniki ada). Do not omit to see Atbükü, Siralibük,
Boynuz Bükü, Bedri Rahmi, Sarsala, Manastır, Cleopatra
Bath, ve Göbün bay. Domuz island, Yassıcalar, Tersane
island are among the places that should be seen.
Kaunos and Telmessos antique cities are so close to
if you are interested in history, reserve some times of
your holiday to see these places.
Beside, enjoy the clean and blue sea. There is no proper
beach in Gocek for swimming, but you can reach virgin
beaches after moving a few kilometers from Gocek.
BAYS OF GOCEK
will not overlook stone graves belonging to Likya terms
while you touring the Gocek bays. Gobun is a placid bay
when tour yachts left it. A facility exists here, too.
Formerly there were many pigs in the Domuz Island. The
biggest island of the sea inlet is Tersane island.
Leftovers from Greek layout left with the population
exchange can be seen in the island. Also, there are
leftovers of shipyard and watchtower. There is also a
restaurant here. There are leftovers of Byzantium
monastery whose one part remained under water in the
Cleopatra Bath filled by yachts next to the wharf. There
is no facility in these seven islands which is called
Yassıca Island or Yassıcalar. Here is preferred mainly
by families, because there is beach, natural and shallow
pool. The unique sand beach of the locale exists here.
It is possible to view moonlight in Yassıcalar.
Gocek island which is just 10 minutes far from Gocek is
the choice of ones wanting to make yacht tours since it
is the closest beach to Gocek. Yachts ferry the
passengers from the early times of the morning
evening. There is a facility in the island. It is
possible to camp under tress, to rest in placid corners
and to read for long hours.
Boynuzbuku bay is covered with sweet gums that grows
only in the region from Koycegiz to Fethiye and whose
resin is used in treatment of several illnesses. There
is a facility here supplying fresh water, selling new
bread and giving restaurant services. It is possible to
go Kile bay with car whose
beach is pebbly. The dirt road turning left from the 13.
kilometer of Gocek-Dalaman road reaches the Kile bay.
Famous Bedri Rahmi (Taşkaya) bay taking its name from
the Picture drawn on a Stone in the bay by Poet Rahmi
Eyüboğlu when he made a sea trip. Also, it is one of the
most popular stops of the locale since it is close to
Gocek. Guest wanting to have dinner in this bay should
rent yachts for transportation from Gocek beach to the
Sarsala is one of the bays that have access overland.
After passing Dalaman Centre, you should move 12
kilometers after turning from Kapıkargın village
signboard. This road taking 20 or 25 minutes, has
impressive views. It is possible to reach Küçük Sarsala
bay only with yacht. There is no beach here. However,
there is a wharf from which you can swim and a
restaurant giving service until late hours.