World Famous Marina Gocek Region

Aerial Photo Of Göcek
Aerial Photo Of Göcek

Modern Göcek is a charming village in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the southwestern coast of Turkey. It was a small and quiet area where tourists began to discover the beauties of Turkey until the early 1980s. Recently, Göcek has developed rapidly with the increasing popularıty in the region.

Travelling to Göcek is very easy and when you come here, you will get rid of today’s life. Journeys in turquoise waters guarantee that you will discover a nature creation that can not be seen anywhere else in the world. With the perfect harmony of nature and peace, Göcek is here.  

While sailing in Göcek bays, it is invaluable to spend time away from the crowd, in touch with nature and with your loved ones.

Located in the Bays of Fethiye, Göcek bays create a natural lace work, each of which has a different beauty, combined with the harmony of nature. Göcek bays are one of the rare places in the world where many different shades of green and blue are seen.

Göcek Bay is at the top of the list of holiday destinations with its perfect natural surroundings, hundreds of small coves and islands. You can spend the whole summer season in many of Göcek's bays and anchor at a different point every day. On a typical summer day, an average of 2,000 to 2,500 yachts can be found while cruising between Göcek's many bays and islands.

Göcek has many attractions for visitors coming by seaway: Many beautiful bays and picturesque islands surrounded by turquoise waters come together to create an inviting landscape. Göcek Bay which consisting of sheltered anchorages and harbors to explore is becoming a popular stop for ships traveling in the Mediterranean. Marine and local accommodations include six different marinas that should meet the needs of almost every yacht.

Göcek is the perfect gateway to the South Aegean coastline and the Mediterranean. With its green shores, paradise bays and turquoise waters, it is an ideal starting point for many magnificent destinations on various routes. In recent years, Göcek's reputation has spread all over the world, offering a long holiday season and plenty of opportunities for vacation visits, starting at the beginning of April and continuing until November.

Green pine forests surround the whole of Göcek, except for the south in the direction of the sea. It offers many options to meet all your holiday needs in its perfect natural environment. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Marine Environment Protection Association of Turkey launched a Marine Management Project for the Göcek region. 205 wedges are placed on the coves for the mooring of yachts in order to protect the trees along the shore and it is forbidden to anchor the yachts to the trees.

How to Reach Göcek

Transportation Between Dalaman Airport - Göcek
Transportation Between Dalaman Airport - Göcek

The distance between Göcek and Dalaman International Airport has been reduced to 22 km.

Flights to Dalaman Airport are frequently made between April / May and October / November from major airports in the world but this number is decreasing between mid-November and April.

In addition, there are many airlines with direct flights to Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya and domestic flights make regular flights to Dalaman. The flight from Dalaman to Bodrum Airport takes about an hour.

There are ferry services from Marmaris to Rhodes all year round and there is only summer expedition between Fethiye and Rhodes.

For visitors coming to Göcek by road, the distances to the surrounding provinces and districts are as follows:

  • Dalaman Airport : 22 km
  • Bodrum Airport : 170 km
  • İzmir Airport : 280 km
  • Fethiye : 28 km
  • Marmaris Airport : 103 km
  • Antalya Airport : 210 km

What Is The Best Season for Göcek

In this typical Mediterranean city, the summer season starts in May and continues until the end of October. It is very hot in the summer. March and April are the months of spring awakening to observe nature. The eco tourism season starts in these months. The temperature does not drop below 10 degrees Celsius in the winter and reaches almost 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. Swimming in the sea is comfortable for at least nine months of the year.

The days of July and August are long and hot and the nights are warm. June, early July and all of September offer a better combination with warm days and cool evenings. Especially in September, the water can be warm in some places. The months of May and October offer excellent sailing and trekking conditions or fishing opportunities.

Climate in Göcek: Average temperatures; It is 30-36 ° in summer and 3-10 ° in winter. It snowed once here in the last 40 years (19 December 1992) and it reaches a thickness of 3-4 cm.

Most Visited Göcek Bays

Cleopatra Hamam Bay

Gocek / Cleopatra Hamam Bay
Gocek / Cleopatra Hamam Bay
The Cleopatra Baths Bay is the place where the historical ruins with the sunken baths and blue and green coexist. According to history, during the visit of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra to the Mediterranean shores, her close friends decided to make her this bath and give it as a gift. Because they found that there is a hot water source in this bay. It is said that this hot water is good for skin disease and that the beauty of Cleopatra comes from here. In the early hours of the morning, you will see the sands moving at the bottom of the wreck. This indicates that there is still hot water.

Tersane Island

Gocek / Tersane Island
Gocek / Tersane Island

It is the largest island among the islands of Gocek. There are historical ruins from the time of Ottoman Empire. The island is composed of two parts as winter harbor and summer port. You can find more historical ruins in the winter harbor. Residents living in the winter harbor during the Byzantine period left the island due to the Lausanne Treaty and migrated to Greece. If you have the possibility to rent a boat, visit this island.

We have compiled all the other beauties in Gocek under the title of Gocek Bays and Islands for you.

Gocek Center

Gocek Bazaar
Gocek Bazaar

When you come to the center, you will see souvenir shops, restaurants etc. on Turgut Özal Street, which offers many sales points for carpets and other textiles bearing ancient and modern traces. It is possible to find all your needs on this street.

In Göcek town, in addition to many small grocery stores that have everything you need to prepare your own food, you will also find the famous supermarkets Tansaş, Migros and Bim branches.

As you walk along the main street towards the beach, you will see simple, quiet restaurants, cafes and bars, all playing good international and local music. However, you have to walk a little inland to see the businesses hidden in wonderful green gardens surrounded by colorful flowers. You will find the Gocek atmosphere dizzying, with the aromas of flowers in the air, your cocktail and high oxygen levels.

In the center, you can easily find a good restaurant for a local or international breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The most active time in Göcek is between 19:00 and 22:00, as seafarers usually set sail early in the morning and sleep early in the evening, during this time many bars and restaurants are crowded with customers. As always in most seaside towns there is a pleasant promenade you can see.

Gocek History

Gocek Rock Tombs
Gocek Rock Tombs

Göcek is one of the ancient Lycian settlements located between Fethiye and Kaunos. Unfortunately, only a few remains are left of the ancient Kalimche. Göcek still keeps its secrets, as the history writers do not explain the region's assets and history in detail. Rock tombs, monuments and baths samples can be found in the bays and along the Fethiye highway. In addition, there are ruins of both ancient and recent history on Tersane Island. When the geographical situation is examined, it can be thought that the legends of Daidalos and Ikarus are correct for Göcek.

On the Kapıdağ peninsula, which can be reached by boat, there are places of the ancient cities of Krya, Lisai and Lydai. Boat trips are made to these places regularly. Although the area has not been fully excavated, several objects have been removed from these settlements recently.