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Göcek is a town in Western Lycia, Turkey. The gulf on the tip of which Göcek is located in known as one of the most beautiful yachting area in the country, or even in whole Mediterranean basin.

Get in

By air

Nearest airport is located in Dalaman. From Dalaman Airport, you can take service shuttles run by Havaş [1] to Fethiye and get off at the junction of Göcek town centre - from there, it's about 10 minutes of walk to the town centre.

By bus

Buses heading for Fethiye from major cities of the country pass through Göcek.

By car

D400 connects Göcek north and south. When coming from north (Dalaman, Gökova, Muğla), you may take the tunnel to avoid the very winding and narrow road over the mountain, which is 5 km longer than the route via tunnel. However, this option has a price: Tunnel costs 3 TL/car/one-way and accompanying pessengers won't be able to enjoy the scenery of the mountain road.

There is a car-park at the entrance of the town.

By boat

Göcek has three (or more?) yacht marinas, all located in town centre.

Get around

Göcek is a very walkable place, with the distance from one end to another not exceeding half an hour's walk.

See

While the town of Göcek itself has very little to see, its major draw is the coves of the Gulf of Göcek.

Do

  • Yachting - this is, naturally, the best way to explore the coves of Göcek. If you don't own one, you can rent a yacht monthly or weekly. If doing that leaves a hole on your wallet, then you canjoin hordes of families taking a daily cruise around the Gulf. They depart from the promenade on the coast.
  • Swimming - while heavy yachting together with little environmental regulations make it unpleasent to swim directly in the town centre, outer coves still -partially- retain their former beauty. One of the easily accesible coves is İnlice, east of the town of Göcek, with dolmuş services from town centre. Travellers prefering to walk to their beach may check out Ayten, about 6 km west of the town. Start your walk from in front of the factory with a big "Mopak" sign, then walk past the marshland (don't worry, you'll be walking on a wide tarmac road through it) and then the Club Marina. If Ayten is far too crowded for you, keep walking to find a secluded little cove. You'll come across one soon! Behind Ayten beach is a black hose with very cold water coming from the top of the mountain. It's possible to take a free -and quick- shower there.

Buy

Most of the commerce in town takes place in and around Okaliptüs İş Merkezi in the centre of the town. Banks (and their ATMs) are located there.

Some national and international grocery store chains, such as Carrefour, Migros, Tansaş, and BİM, have stores in the town. Most have free deliveries to the marinas, however, the delivery is usually made by local youngsters with no affiliation to the stores and in the expectation of a tip, so even the smallest tip will be welcome by the delivery boys who receive no salary from the stores.

Eat

Drink

  • Dice Cafe, (on the coast, past the second wooden bridge over the creek from the town centre). An open-air cafe/bar on the coast. One of the cheapest places for a drink in Göcek. 5 TL for a bottle of 'Efes' beer.

Sleep

Contact

The telephone code of Göcek is (+90) 252.

Internet

  • Elit Internet, Çarşı Yolu Caddesi 41 (upstairs) (on the main shopping street). Internet cafe. 2 TL/hour. 1 TL during the first 30 minutes (no matter how long you stay online) and then 0.50 TL for each 15 min.

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