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Göcek is a town in the province of Muğla on the south western coast of Turkey. Göcek is on the tip of a gulf which is known as one of the most beautiful yachting areas in the country. Most of what is current day Göcek is actually a town that was built on a grid plan in late 1980s to early 1990s to serve the newly emerging tourism in the area. Up to that date, much of the area was covered with marshes, a little farmland, along with a small port used for exporting timber logged from surrounding forests for and transporting chromium ore found abundantly there since the late 19th century. The original village of Göcek, lying about 2-3 kilometers uphill from the waterfront and north of the main highway, is still there and retains much of its village atmosphere with free roaming sheepdogs and roosters here and there. However, the old village itself is slowly being engulfed by summer villas for affluent Turks and foreigners. Göcek enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine annually with temperatures constantly ranging between 35°C and 40°C during a summer day and no lower than 27°C on a summer evening. The average winter temperature is around +17°C. Water temperature in the bay is more or less around 25°C on average during the summer.
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