Located between Fethiye and Dalyan on Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline, Gocek is situated around a picturesque harbour, backed by stunning, pine-covered mountains. Its beautiful offshore islands and secluded coves has made it a popular yachting destination, and with high rise development prohibited, it has evolved into one of Turkey’s more upmarket holiday resorts.
Gocek was known as Kalimche in ancient times, and legend states that Icarus landed here as he fled from his prison tower. The Ottomans developed Gocek into a major port for loading chrome, which was harvested in the surrounding mountains, and its six marinas have now been transformed to cater to yacht tourism.
Not only is Gocek located within close proximity to the world-renowned ancient ruins at Ephesus, as well as the cultural sites of Caunos, Telmessos, Tlos and Xanthos, but the town itself has a number of fascinating sites. This includes the Hamam of Cleopatra that lies semi-submerged in its azure turquoise waters. Exploring its archipelago, known as Oniki Adalar, or “Twelve Islands”, is also an idyllic way to spend a day, cruising between pristine beaches and uninhabited islands with a towering backdrop of mountains on the mainland.
Whether you want to just soak up the Mediterranean coastal beauty or discover the surrounding ancient ruins, our Gocek shore excursions offer a combination of both to help you discover this picture-perfect slice of the Turkish Riviera.