Gocek is a picturesque town located in the Gulf of Fethiye in Turkey, known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning coves. Here are some of the most beautiful coves to visit in Gocek:
Kleopatra Cove: This secluded cove is named after the famous Egyptian queen who is believed to have bathed in its waters. The cove boasts clear turquoise waters and lush greenery, making it a popular spot for snorkeling and swimming.
Ekincik Cove: This idyllic cove is surrounded by stunning mountains and boasts crystal-clear waters, making it perfect for swimming and water sports. The cove is also home to a protected beach, where loggerhead sea turtles come to lay their eggs.
Sarsala Cove: This tranquil cove boasts stunning turquoise waters and is surrounded by dense pine forests. It is a popular spot for boating and swimming, and there are several restaurants and cafes nearby.
Yassıca Cove: This picturesque cove is known for its calm waters and stunning scenery. Visitors can swim, snorkel, and explore the rocky coastline, which is dotted with caves and coves.
Bedri Rahmi Cove: This charming cove is named after the famous Turkish artist who painted a fish mural on a rock in the cove in the 1970s. The cove boasts crystal-clear waters and is a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling.
Göbün Cove: This secluded cove is surrounded by towering cliffs and boasts crystal-clear waters. It is a popular spot for swimming and water sports, and there are several restaurants and cafes nearby.
Tersane Cove: This scenic cove is home to a 2000-year-old shipyard, which is now a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling. The cove is surrounded by lush greenery and boasts crystal-clear waters.
Kille Cove: This charming cove is surrounded by lush pine forests and boasts crystal-clear waters. It is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing, and there are several restaurants and cafes nearby.
Günlüklü Cove: This tranquil cove is known for its stunning turquoise waters and is a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling. The cove is surrounded by lush greenery and boasts a peaceful atmosphere.
Sıralıbük Cove: This idyllic cove is known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. Visitors can swim, snorkel, and explore the rocky coastline, which is dotted with caves and coves. There are also several restaurants and cafes nearby.
Gocek, part of the Fethiye district of Mugla, is one of the most popular regions for boat rentals and yacht charters thanks to its natural beauties and untouched coves. The holiday season here starts early April and ends in October, however, the post-season months between September and October wrap Gocek in a different atmosphere, making it a magical and almost preferable time to visit. In this article we will talk about the finest Gocek coves and islands that we highly recommend you visit.
Cleopatra is a popular cove for private yacht charters with its clear sea, unspoiled nature and historical sites. The cove is famous for its Cleopatra Bath, rumored to be built during Cleopatra’s visit here. It is said that the hot water spring that emerges from the ruins of the bath was the source of Cleopatra’s beauty and that to this day, the water boasts many benefits for many skin conditions. You can snorkel in the cove and see colorful fish underwater. We recommend you to visit this magnificent cove and witness its natural beauties and archaeological ruins during your sailing holiday in Gocek.
Located 40 kilometers southwest of Koycegiz, this cove has become famous for the stunning harmony between the turquoise sea and verdant olive and pine trees that surround the water. Serving as a natural harbor, more than 50 yachts anchor here during the season per day. If you wish, you can go ashore and experience great Mediterranean cuisine in the local restaurants. This cove, where boats and yachts often spend the night, is famous for its large sandy beach, clear sea and lush nature.
Sarsala, one of the most charming and natural coves of Gocek, is located about 15 kilometers from the center of Dalaman. Surrounded by emerald green forests, you can swim alongside the sea turtles and fish and have experiences of a lifetime. Sarsala, suitable for families with its calm, shallow and warm sea, also attracts visitors with its splendid beach and water sports facilities.
The Yassica Islands consist of a plethora of islands of various sizes. Thanks to their natural beauty and clear blue sea, these islands are among the most popular coves for private yacht charters. With a natural pool at the tip, you can take a 40 -minute swimming tour of some of the world-famous Yassica Islands. The Yassica islands are a stunning meeting point of shades blue and green and are one of the top places you should visit with a yacht charter.
Bedri Rahmi Cove
This is a truly unique cove. In 1974, Bedri Rahmi, an acclaimed Turkish painter and writer, visited the bay and painted a large rock with a colorful fish, after which the spot was thus named. You can swim in the small beach hidden among the olive trees or visit the Lycian tombs by climbing the slope in the area where the beach is located. Yacht charters and visitors often spend the night here. We definitely recommend you to visit this special cove with cultural history.
The largest island in Gocek, Tersane was named after the Ottoman era shipyard. There are palm trees, olive trees and plenty of goats on the shore, and there is also a marina on the eastern part of the island. Its sheltered harbor is particularly suitable for mooring. Tersane is one of the indispensable points of the Gulf and is a great cove for swimming breaks and overnight stays. If you have a sailing holiday plan in Gocek, we recommend you add this magnificent island to your route.
Gobun stands out compared to other coves thanks to its unique geography, and its water depth actually resembles that of tropical regions rather than the Mediterranean sea. Being one of the most sheltered of Gocek coves, the entrance to Gobun is very narrow, and neither the wind nor waves can enter the cove. As a result, Gobun Cove is wonderfully tranquil and calm. Gobun Cove is always suitable for vacation, the holiday season never ends here!
Kille Cove is very large and completely covered with emerald green pine trees. Always full of chirping birds and the soft lapping sound of waves, this cove is the perfect spot for boat and yacht holidays.
Gunluklu Cove is a peaceful spot where you can enjoy a picnic and sleep in hammocks with your loved ones beneath the shade of the looming trees. The name of the cove comes from the Gunluklu trees in the region. Gunluklu trees (Liquidambar orientalis) are very important for the perfume and pharmaceutical industry and they give off unique scents that completely envelop the cove from dusk until dawn. Gunluklu is not only an attractive place for boat and yacht tours, but also for caravans and campers.
Siralibuk is another popular stopover for holidaymakers and is one of the most beautiful coves of Gocek, where you can watch goats cool off in the shade as you swim where freshwater streams join the sea. Since the beach is pebbly, we advise you not to walk without shoes.
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