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About Gocek

Gocek, is a beautiful sailing port situated in S.W.Turkey, 22kms east of Dalaman International Airport, and 25kms West of the main town of Fethiye.

There are 6 marinas capable of holding over 2000 yachts.  The bars and restaurants along side the marinas serve superb sea food, traditional mezes, washed down with a cold beer or the traditional drink - 'raki.'  Göcek is a popular destination with holiday makers, nature lovers, yachtsmen as well as the Turkish and European glitterati.

Spectacular sunrises over the mountains and turquoise waters around the bays make the area a paradise for lovers of peace and tranquility and the fact that Göcek's unique natural environment is strictly protected are additional attractions that are encouraging people to purchase a holiday home or to live here permanently.
 
Dreams do come true and you can live 'a dream" lifestyle' in Göcek.

BAYS & ISLES
The gulf of Fethiye has much too offer.  History in abundance - in Manastir bay, underwater ruins, the sunken bath dedicated to Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt.  Nature at its best, an area which has inspired artists to paint the surrounding areas.  One example is Taşyaka Bay, where Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, a poet and an artist, created his famous fish painting.

THE HISTORY
Daidalos was the original name given to Göcek and the surrounding area in ancient times.  Legends claim that the name is derived from the architect Daidalos who was the creator of Icarus, the first man to fly.  It is also believed that Daidalos or Göcek served as the main port town of Lycia in the times of Strabo and Herodotus.  In the village of Inlice, 5 km to the south of Göcek, there is a temple-type rock tomb at the entrance of the village.  This gives us an idea of the boundaries of the ancient city.  Time has moved on but the peace, tranquility and spectacular beauty of Göcek and its surrounding areas is still very much alive and relatively untouched