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Gocek which recently became the meeting point of yachtsmen and lovers of the sea, has attained a justified fame with its natural position. The coves where colorful yachts ranging from the latest models to small vessels meet, can be visited in all seasons. In addition to being an ideal place from the standpoint of wind, sea and air temperature, it is only 22 km from the Dalaman Airport with international standards. Also the yacht marina built in recent years and improved rapidly has placed Gocek into a privileged state. Any plane that you board, for example, in Istanbul, Ankara and even some places abroad would relieve you from the problems of world and take to the blue-green paradise of Gocek. Besides all of these, Gocek is, at the furthest north end of Fethiye bay, and is in a location very close to both the islands and to the coves each more beautiful than the other. You can meet all of your requirements here before starting out for a blue voyage and very easily come back within few days to replenish your supplies. Gocek which was a small village until very recently has now became a municipality within a very short period of time with the yacht marina. Today, the municipality, despite its limited possibilities, with great effort is providing services for incoming guests as well as availing immense possibilities to the yachtsmen with the rearrangement made on the shore. Furthermore, the accomplishment of all the PTT services and availability of ATM machinery employed in international banking helped to establish a rapid relation with the rest of the world. Due to its location on the Fethiye highway, in Gocek where land transportation is also made, you can obtain all the provisions you need to world standards as well as being able to find all kinds of domestic and foreign newspapers, books, and other publications. It is possible to enter into the port of Gocek, regardless of day or night, without any danger at all. Yachts as well as being moored at the wharf, which belongs to the municipality, can also moor either at the Skopea Marina or at the Club Marina which takes its place in Bungus Cove with unbelievable beauty. Sea and nature in Gocek where no contamination takes place at all are gleamingly shining as if they had just been created. In addition, the collection of contaminants in coves, by the Gocek Culture and Tourism Association shall contribute to the keeping of this condition in the area for a long while. Also the construction policy implemented by the municipality prevents the spoiling of nature by not allowing new structures.

This region, since 1988 has been declared a special environmental protection area and as a result has become a third degree natural site. In the waters near the Forest Department administration section in the vicinity of Gocek a breakwater and a variety of old remains can be observed. The old name of Gocek is Kalinche and in nearby coves, like in this one, many other old remains can be seen. These remains are a proof of these coves having been used in earlier times. If you decide to stay in Gocek, like the famous poet Homer of Izmir says when the sun sends its golden rays behind the mountains and at the moment the color of the waters transform into the color of wine, colorful nights of Gocek start. After living up the nights in Gocek until the time of complete satisfaction, let us depart here to meet in coves of Gocek which itself is the paradise on the earth which owns marvels of nature, each more beautiful than the other, like Atbuku, Boynuz Buku, Bedri Rahmi, Siralibuk, Sarsala, Manastir, Gobun Coves and Gocek, Yassicalar, Tersane and Domuz Islands.


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