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Göcek Turkey

Göcek - Turkey 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.

Boat tours are naturally the best way to explore the coves of Göcek. Göcek is a departure and arrival point for Blue Cruises, so there is heavy yacht traffic in the town harbor. The numerous coves surrounding Göcek and the 12 Islands, which are described as a hidden paradise, with clean Mediterranean water, green pine forests, and secluded beaches, have turned Göcek into a favored destination for sailors. Modern boarding facilities, daily boat tours, seaside entertainment facilities, and beautiful nearby beaches provide a diversity of choices for local and international tourists to spend their holiday. For swimming one of the easily accesible coves is İnlice. Managed by the town council of Göcek it has dolmuş services to it from the town center. Travellers who prefer to go to the beach should check out Ayten about 6 kilometers west of the town. It is a beautiful walk or if you'd rather drive it is quite accessible by car or taxi. Start your walk from in front of the factory with a big "Mopak" sign, then walk past the marshland but don't sweat it - you'll be walking on a wide road through it past the Club Marina. If you should find Ayten is far too crowded for you, just keep walking and find another secluded little cove as you are sure to come across one before long. Behind Ayten Beach is a black hose with very cold water that comes down from the top of the mountain. This is where to take a free and quick shower after a day on the beach.

The Dalaman International Airport is located about half an hour away from Göcek.


Region: Mediterranean
Province: Muğla
Beach: Yes
Marina: Yes
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Dalaman International Airport
English language website: gocek-information.com
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