Discover Gocek and Fethiye
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Gocek Harbour. Gocek is a natural harbour lying at the head of the Gulf of Fethiye on the Turquoise coast of Turkey, just 22km from Dalaman International Airport. Protected by the wooded foothills of the Taurus Mountains, it looks out over the numerous islands and sheltered bays of this beautiful gulf. It is priceless to be away from the crowd, alone with one’s thoughts, communing with nature spending some time with friends, waves, and wind when you are sailing in Gocek Bays.
Gocek mostly caters for yachtsmen and women; consequently there is very little nightlife in the town, apart from one or two very pleasant bars and a music/dance bar. As sailors generally wake early, sail during the day, and sleep early, the most active time in Gocek is between 19:00 and 22:00 hrs, during which time the many bars and restaurants are buzzing with clients. As is usual in most seaside towns there is a delightful esplanade along which you can see and be seen.
Kizil Island, Fethiye
You will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the gulet. Then we will cruise to Kizil Island.
At sunset, the sun hits the stones and turns crimson red in color, a color that resembles the island soil. The island got its name from this phenomenon. There is very little infrastructure on this island. The southern tip of the island has a lighthouse that guides maritime traffic. To the north west are theDeliktasIslands, ideal for diving and fishing. The red waves off the east coast of the island wash the wide sand beach and are best suited for swimming. Then we will cruise to Fethiye for dinner and overnight stay.
Fethiye is a natural harbor city in the western Mediterranean. It’s a very popular holiday center with its magnificent natural beauty and ancient Lycian towns. If all places and all seas were known by a colour, Fethiye’s colour would be turquoise. The word turquoise, a blue that has more than a hint of green, comes from the blue used in the Turkish tile work.
Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz, Gemiler Island
After breakfast we will sail to Butterfly Valley. One of the most striking places in the Fethiye region is the Valley of the Butterflies. The laborious rock climb is worth the breathtaking view of thousands of little butterflies covering the rocks and the trees like a shawl something you must never have seen or experienced before! Make the slightest sound and you can see the butterflies taking a flight, covering the sky and casting a shadow over the valley! There are two Way to get to theButterflyValley. One way is through the waterfall and the other is through thevillageofFaralya. Whether you are a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, the beautiful sights will not tire you out. Then we will cruise to Oludeniz.
Oludeniz is described asEdenbestowed by God on Earth. No wonder then that it has earned a great reputation for tourism! Walk on the beach in the dark and behold the incomparable view that Oludeniz offers. Oludeniz is simply like magic! Even the invisible bottom of the lagoon covered with white sand sparkling with the lights from the harbor is a scene to behold! Extending to the coast, the lush pine forests present all shades of green, blue and purple that soothes the eye. The warm sea and the long beaches further enhance the aesthetic appeal of this wonderful place. From Babada?? located at an altitude of 1975 meters, you can behold the world’s most breathtaking view. The clear waters allow you to swim ten months of the year. Numerous touristic facilities, restaurants and shopping mall complete the great mix that make Oludeniz a hot tourist destination.
The Gemiler Island is a popular tourist destination since the Byzantine ruins can be seen from the sea. Other attractions of interest include over 40 ecclesiastical buildings and Christian tombs and a Church that was cut out directly from a rock located at the highest point on the island. The island has a bay that is shaped like a crescent and thus provides great anchorage. There is a makeshift restaurant that caters to sailors, boatmen and yachtsmen during summers. We will spend the night in Gemiler Island.
Kocabuk, Gobun Bay
Early morning we will set sail to Kocabuk. After breakfast and swimming break in this beautiful bay we will cruise to Gobun Bay for dinner and overnight stay.
The entrance of the Gobun Bay is very narrow but once inside you will find a long bay surrounded by olive and pine trees. At the far end of the bay you will find some rock cut tombs and ruins.
Hamam (Manastir) Bay, Sarsala Bay
South east of the Hamam Bay, in the ruins of a bath in the water because of the region known as Cleopatra’s Bath, or Sunken Bath Bay coastal tectonics, such as the formation of the bay in the Gulf with many bays. A careful examination of the hill slope behind the bay, which is active in the past, this hill is a crater lake of tectonic structure and reducing water channels, clearly visible from the shore. The monastery dark, pine trees and up the hill from the shore in some places covered with carob trees. Structure of an ancient wall running parallel to the direction of the north east coast and other small remnants of ancientLyciareminds me that you are not far from the city.LydiaNetworkPortcan be reached by a hiking trail approximately 1.5 hours.
Sarsala Bay is another preferred bay by sailors with a natural bay ideal for swimming or spending the night in. It is an attractive bay with a long stony beach, a wooded valley that runs inland, surrounded by pine Forestry Mountain. There is a restaurant and pontoon at the small Sarsala Bay where many yachts moor. Dinner and overnight stay at Sarsala Bay.
Domuz Island, Tersane Island
After breakfast we will cruise to Domuz Island. Some people name this island as Prince Island. Once upon a time there were a lot of wild pigs here; therefore the island was named Domuz (Pork) Island. Many yachts can be found anchoring in protected areas of the island. Then we will cruise to Tersane Island for overnight stay.
Also known asShipyardIsland, these are the largest in theGulfofFethiye. A deep, 100m long channel provides entry into these islands. There are covered and sheltered bays on the east side, which is also known as summer harbor. The western part is closed due to fierce winds, it is best to anchor here. According to historical sourcesTersaneIslandswere called Telandria. There are about a hundred ruins of ancient houses that can e seen from the land and the sea. These islands proved to be most secure for sailors in the entire Gulf of Fethiye during the Byzantine period.
Bedri Rahmi Bay, Gocek, Yassica Island
BedriRahmiBay, the shipyard in theGulfofFethiyeis located just across the island. It is also known by the Lycian name of Tasyaka or ‘dark bay’, due to its natural beauty and historical significance. Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu was an esteemed master of Turkish literature, art and painting. In the summer of 1973, during a cruise with close friends, he drew a fish on a huge rock. This ‘Fish Rock’ located at the entrance of the blue bay still greets passengers. In fact, the region itself is known as ‘Fish Rock’ in honor of the great master.
Some of these islands appear as the Yassica Islands group on several maritime maps. Anchorage is available at the nearest port of Gocek. Yassica Islands in the Gulf of Fethiye is one of the most romantic places, ideal for spending quality time with your partner and photographing gorgeous sunsets. The islands are covered with pine and olive trees, have many sheltered and shallow bays and are ideal for water sports enthusiasts.
After a shor break at Gocek Island, our gullet will cruise back to Gocek Port for the last day’s dinner and an overnight stay.
Upon agreement, the guests will leave the gullet with precious memories by 10:30.