Gocek is called the blue Paradise of Turkey and is located on the west coast of the country in the Gulf of Fethiye. This amazing and beautiful coastal area can be found south of Istanbul and close to the airport of Dalaman.

Gocek tumbs (Flickr by Aproache2012)

Gocek tumbs (Flickr by Aproache2012)

The southeast area of Turkey offer unique landscapes and beaches where sailing is one of the best choices to get the most of this vacation. You can have a beach time and discover the culture and gastronomy of Turkey. You can sail the Aegean Sea during your yacht charter in Gocek and enjoy the climate, landscapes and nature, do some sightseeing and try out scuba diving or snorkelling.

Gocek is one of the most touristy areas in Turkey where good weather and fun is a guarantee. You can discover beaches and small coves with turquoise waters, mountains and pine forests and swim wherever you feel up to. Yacht charter in Gocek is highly recommended to avoid mass tourism and be able to discover a beach or an island every day. High season takes place in summer but spring and autumn are middle season periods, were tourism is also recommended. Gocek has a Mediterranean weather with average winter temperatures of 15ºC and temperatures in summer of 34ºC. The area has a hot and dry climate with more than 250 days of sun during the year.

Port of Gocek

Port of Gocek

What to visit

The area of Gocek was a Greek settlement between Fethiye and Caunos. Nowadays we can visit the old ruins of the city of Kalimche and the tombs, located on the road to Fethiye. If you love sightseeing, old civilizations or archeology, do not miss the island of Tersane. This place has incredible views and wild vegetation around small beaches with white sand but it is also the settlement of ruins of the Byzantine period. We recommend you to sail to Tersane and spend one day there: you definitely will be able to relax and have an amazing time with your family or friends.

The islands of Deliktas are a small archipelago very close to the coast where you can sail between small islands and rocky coves with crystalline waters. If you have never tried out scuba diving before, this is the moment to do it. You can also do snorkel close to your boat and discover the amazing sea life.

Rent a boat in Gocek and have an amazing vacation in Turkey!

Even if Gocek is a small town, it will spoil you for choice in restaurants and bars, where you can have lunch, dinner or a drink and shops to buy whatever you feel up to. Turkey as a unique gastronomy and even if food is spicy, we recommend you to order some traditional dishes during your holidays and get the most out of this exotic culture. Some dishes are for example: lamb, beef and veggies with sauces and species, hummus, Lahmacun (bread with minced beef), börek (a type of pie, fish and seafood. Of course you can’t miss the famous kebab with chicken, beef and yogurt sauce. As a dessert you can order a lot of different small cakes and pies made of honey, pistachios, nuts and flour.

Traditional hummus from Turkey

Traditional hummus from Turkey

Distances from several cities and airports in Turkey to Gocek:

  • Dalaman airport: 22 km
  • Fethiye: 30 km
  • Marmaris: 103 km
  • Bodrum airport: 170 km
  • Antalya: 210 km
  • Esmirne airport: 280 km