Gocek is a small town located west of Fethiye in the region of Mugla, in Southwest Turkey. In ancient times it was known as Kalimche and legend has it that Icarus, landed there after escaping the tower in which he was imprisoned. It is a great natural harbour and indeed was important even during Ottoman times for the transportation of local chrome ore.
Gocek marina is actually six marinas for yachtsmen: Club Marina, Skopea Marina, Municipality Marinas, Marinturk Gocek Village Port, Marinturk Gocek Exclusive and D-Marin Gocek. The islands and coves offshore have made Gocek an important area for cruising, yacht and gulet. It is situated on the east-west highway that runs parallel to the coast the length of the Southern coast of Turkey. As such Gocek is very accessible to all, especially because Dalaman Airport is less than half an hour to the west. See how to get to Gocek.
Its permanent population is only 4,500 rising to 7,000 in the summer. Many more visit but do not stay because of the dock briefly on their voyages along this wonderful coastline, a coast known popularly as the Turquoise Coast.
As a Registered Area of Special Protection multi-story buildings are not allowed; two levels only. The region needs protection; it has lovely pine forests which help provide the honey for which the area is renowned.
The promenade where boats tie up has many bars, cafes and restaurants with a shopping street running parallel behind. The town spreads inland with many properties half way up the mountains offering fantastic views down over the harbour, islands and out to sea.