Discover the Hidden Gem of Gocek
Nestled between Fethiye and Dalyan, Gocek is a picturesque town that has played an important role in the region’s history. In ancient times, it was known as Callimache, and legend has it that it was the spot where Icarus landed in the sea after his flight from the tower where he was imprisoned. Today, the town is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, which has made it a hub for yacht tourism.
The town is home to six marinas, each offering first-class facilities and services for yacht owners and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for a quiet anchorage or a bustling hub of activity, there’s a marina in Gocek to suit your needs. The Club Marina and Skopea Marina are popular choices for those looking to be in the heart of the town, while the Marinturk Gocek Village Port and Marinturk Gocek Exclusive offer a more secluded setting.
Features of the Gocek Town
One of the most notable features of the town is its large, secluded bay that is peppered with islands and coves. This natural harbor has long been a draw for sailors and yachtsmen, who come to explore the crystal-clear waters and enjoy the stunning scenery. And with the area’s rich history, there is always something to discover, whether it’s exploring the nearby ruins or wandering through the town’s charming streets.
Despite its popularity as a tourism center, the town has managed to maintain its peaceful and laid-back vibe. In fact, in 1988 it was declared a Registered Area of Special Protection, which means that multi-story buildings are not allowed. Instead, the town’s accommodation options are limited to two-story hotels, motels, apartment hotels and pensions situated in the town center and its periphery. This has helped to preserve the town’s unique character and keep it a much more peaceful and quiet settlement than some other tourism areas.
Overall, Gocek is a truly special destination that offers something for everyone. From its stunning natural beauty to its rich history and relaxed atmosphere, it’s no wonder that it has become a haven for yacht tourism.
Thanks to its Registered Area of Special Protection status, Gocek remains a tranquil and unspoiled destination, free from the high-rise buildings and crowds of other tourist hotspots. If you haven’t yet visited Gocek and its surroundings by hiring a boat or gulet, then have a look at our Gocek Bays with 8-Day Gulet Rentals and you’ll surely add it to your to-do list for the summer of 2023.
Come and experience the peace and serenity of Gocek for yourself.