Göcek; a Fisherman Village ;Paradise of the Sailors ; Yachts and Ports

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GÖCEK VILLAGE(3 Day,2 nights)

Type: An Escape To The Paradise Of The Yachts
Departs From: Hotel
Meeting Point: Hotel Receptions
Starting Time: 06:45
Duration: 3 days
Available Languages:
Available: From April till end of Septembre.
Tour Code: ist-053
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    1 st. Day

    We will come to pick you up from your istanbul Hotel early in the morning to transfer you to the airport.

    After 60 min. Flight from istanbul To Dalaman Airport You will be transfered ( 40 min.) by Our Driver to your Göcek Hotel.Your leisure day..Overnight  at Göcek..

     

     

    2 nd. Day

     

    Fallowing your Breakfast ,we will take you for a Daily Boat Tour to discover the most Beautifull coves of the bay where you will swim also.Around 18:00 you will return back to the village.Overnight at Göcek.

     

     

    3 rd. Day.

     

    After the Breakfast  We will transfer you back to Dalaman Airport for your istanbul Return Flight.

    Arrival to istanbul Airport ;our Driver will take you back to your istanbul Hotel.

     

    Please Note : If you want to stay Longer ;According to your request we can extend your stay in Göcek with an extra payement  / per person / per day 75 euro + V.A.T

     

    OUR PER PERSON PRICE IS 450 EURO + V.A.T

     

     

     

    What is included to our  Price / Services ?

     

    Istanbul Hotel / Airport / Hotel Transfers,

    * Istanbul / Dalaman / Istanbul Flight Tickets,

    * Dalaman Airport / Göcek / Dalaman Transfers,

    * 2 Night Hotel Accomodation in a DBL room on B.B. Basis,

    * 1 Full Day Lunch included Boat Tour at Göcek 


    Season : From April till end of Septembre.

    Price per Adult : 450.-€
    Price per Child (Age 0-2) : Free
    Price per Child (Age 3-7) : 400.-€
    Price per Child (Age 8-10) : 400.-€
    You can make your Tour Payment Cash or with Credit Card to our Guide during the tour.

     

    Göcek  is a small town in Fethiye district in Muğla ProvinceTurkey.

    It was named “Kalimche” in ancient times, and is located between Fethiye – Telmessos in ancient times – and Dalyan – Caunos in ancient times. According to the legends, it is in the Göcek area that Icarus landed in the sea after his famous flight trying to escape from the tower where he was imprisoned. Göcek was used as a harbour for ships loading chrome ore collected from the mines under nearby mountains during the Ottoman period.

    Today, Göcek hosts six significant marinas that serve the yacht tourism in the region: Club Marina, Skopea Marina, Municipality Marinas, Marinturk Göcek Village Port, Marinturk Göcek Exclusive and D-Marin Gocek. A prominent characteristic of the town is the fact that it harbors islands and coves located in a large and secluded bay. Owing to its location, it naturally enjoys a high potential for yacht tourism. In 1988, Göcek was declared a Registered Area of Special Protection. Therefore, multi-story buildings are not allowed, the tourist accommodation facilities are two-storied hotels, motels, apartment hotels, and pensions situated in the town center and its periphery. Göcek has all the necessary infrastructure, capacity, and amenities expected in a tourism center, yet it is renowned as a much more peaceful and quiet settlement than some other tourism areas.

    Göcek is situated on Dalaman–Fethiye highway. Until 2006, it was necessary to drive along a relatively narrow and winding road to reach Göcek from Dalaman. However, the 980-meter Göcek vehicle tunnel, completed in June 2006, has significantly increased the accessibility of the town. The vehicle tunnel is a toll roadway and the first example of build-operate-transfer model.

     Since Göcek is a departure and arrival point for Blue Cruises, there is heavy yacht traffic in the town harbor. With its secluded bay, the harbor is quiet and safe, especially for long-distance travelers arriving from international waters. Göcek coves and the 12 islands, which are described as a hidden paradise, with clean Mediterranean water, green pine forests, and beaches, have rendered Göcek an indispensable destination for seafarers. High-quality boarding facilities, daily boat tours, entertainment facilities on the seaside, and numerous nearby beaches and coves provide various alternatives for local and international tourists traveling by road to spend their vacations. There are many restaurants, cafés, and bars on the promenade.

    Göcek became known to groups of artists and poets and to some fisherman from Bodrum as a result of their cruising along the Turkish Turquoise Coast, a journey later called the “Blue Voyage”.

    The gulf of Göcek and Fethiye provides many opportunities to visit cultural sites as Caunos, Telmessos, Fethiye Museum, Tlos, Pınara, Letoon, Xanthos and Patara.

    Of the beaches, one belongs to D-Resort Gocek can be used paying a daily price or taking out a seasonal membership. Inlice Beach is out of Göcek and can be reached with a 10-minute drive; it is run by the municipality of Göcek. The main island beach is reachable by water taxi from the harbor. Other beaches are easily accessible by car or taxi. Amongst these is Sarıgerme, a long sandy beach. Beyond Sarıgerme is the protected beach of Iztuzu in the Dalyan Delta. In the opposite direction, the famous beach at Ölüdeniz is only 40 minutes drive away.

    The Twelve Islands can be reached by private charter boats, simple fishing boats, and larger yachts. There are about 20 sailing and motor yacht charter and brokerage sailing companies, which makes Göcek a high-class sailing place. There are several technical yacht services, chandlers and maintenance services.

     

    Göcek, the hub of wealthy tourism, is probably the only place where champagne, imported cookies and international papers are on sale at the local corner store, or 'bakkal'

    Twenty years ago the town of Göcek was just another fishing village on the southwest coast of Turkey. Now it is a major center for yachting enthusiasts, competing with Marmaris and Bodrum but with the added advantage of their virtually having the place to themselves.

    During the winter months the town is quiet and only a few hotels and restaurants stay open but with the fresh air, beautiful countryside, mountains and easy accessibility to Dalaman Airport and other parts of Muğla, Göcek is a great destination for a weekend away.

    There are many beautiful walks around the area and Göcek is equidistant between Dalaman Airport and Fethiye (only half an hour away by car.) Once spring arrives, bringing with it glorious flowers and warmer weather, the now sleepy town will come to life and provides an excellent place to blow away the cobwebs of busy city life.

    In Göcek, the names of the shops and the brands they sell give the game away. Delicatessen, bistro, café, Birkenstock, Illy, Sushi and adverts for stylish Mudo sum up the fact that Göcek has become the hub of wealthy tourism in the area. It is the only town in the region with an official “no hassle” policy, which makes wandering around much more pleasant. Göcek is probably the only place where champagne, imported cookies and up-to-date international newspapers are on sale in the local corner store and other areas.

    The wide promenade is a great place to take a stroll and look at some of the amazing yachts moored on the quayside. Even in the winter, although quiet and with many of the shops closed or in the process of upgrading in readiness for the summer season, it is still a place where a chic style is more often seen than not.

    The mayor of Göcek, Recep Şatır, is justifiably proud of the small town’s achievements over the years. At the moment the main building program in the town is a new culture center being built: its castle-like proportions are beginning to take shape close to the market area. He is also closely involved in the town’s forthcoming stand at the Istanbul Boat Show in February.

    There are now four marinas to choose from, ranging from the central municipality marina to the new and very exclusive Marinturk and even for the aspiring yachties or the non-sailing community, this provides some amazing and enviable sights. Here, there are vessels ranging from 10 to 100 meters!

    · Skopea Marina www.marinamap.com

    · Port Göcek www.dogusmarina.com.tr

    · Club Marina www.turkeyclubmarina.net 

    · Marinturk (Village Port and Exclusive) www.marinturk.com.tr

    · Municipality Marina www.gocek.bel.tr

     

    Places to visit from Göcek.

    Dalyan – 35 kilometers

    Cadianda – 40 kilometers

    Tlos – 63 kilometers

    Saklıkent – 71 kilometers

    Pınara – 73 kilometers

    Gökova – 85 kilometers

    Marmaris – 103 kilometers

    [HH] ‘Tanrı misafiri’ as they say in Göcek

    The “Guests of God,” as local people in Göcek call all visitors to the town, started coming in large numbers when then-Turkish President Turgut Özal and his family chose to take their holidays there at the end of the 1980s. In his honor, the main street in the town, which runs parallel to the shore, is named after him.

    The town has also attracted some well-known Turkish artists who, following in the footsteps of the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, visited Göcek. Indeed, during the mid-1970s, famous Turkish artist, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, painted a picture of a fish on a rock in the bay that is now named after him.

    Visitors were coming to Göcek, or Kalimche, long ago and according to legend the ill-fated Icarus landed in the sea near Göcek after his flight from imprisonment. In Ottoman times, Göcek, like Fethiye, was in the center of the chrome mining area of Muğla and was used as a harbor to load the ore onto cargo ships.

    “Guests of God” are now arriving by the thousand every summer, more than doubling the winter population of 3,625 (2007) with most coming to enjoy the wonderful sailing. The Twelve Islands tour in Göcek Bay is a blue and green paradise and most bays now have established restaurants, popular with hungry sailors. The history of the area is important too with many Lycian tombs and other ancient settlements dotted around the islands and the snaking coastline.

     

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