SAILING IN GOCEK
With 6 marinas Gocek is one of the best locations to start your sailing holidays in Turkey. Gocek is a quaint village that has been declared an area of special protection since 1998. In view of this, all buildings must be two storeys or below. Located between Dalaman and Fethiye Gocek is ideal for holidaymakers wanting a resort that is relatively close to the airport and still has an unspoilt, exclusive feel. Famous people such as Roman Abramovich, Prince Charles, Bruce Willis, Tina Turner, Demi Moore and Rod Stewart have holidayed here.
According to legend, Gocek was the place where Icarus made his flight.
Gocek was previously known as Kalimce and the ruins can be seen underwater in the nearby bays. The 12 islands surrounding the town create a natural harbour and protect it from the wind. In the Gocek Bay area, there are around 200 coves and bays for you to explore on your sailing holidays in Turkey.
Sailing in Turkey is one of the preferred activities in Gocek. Sailing along the Lycian coast in Turkey is known as the Blue Cruise. No matter what your budget you can find a boat to suit your needs; be it a shared gulet cabin charter to a private gulet charter, sailing yacht or catamaran to a mega motor yacht. There is something for everyone. Experienced sailors can hire their own boats, bareboat, without the need of a skipper or crew.
The sailing season starts mid-April and lasts until mid-November. July and August are the most popular times for yacht charter in Turkey and, therefore, the most expensive.