Gocek Departure Routes

7 Days Gocek – Gocek Gulf – Fethiye – Dead Sea – Gocek


DAY 1    Arriving to Gocek – Turkey, check in the yacht. You will enjoy your first night in this beautiful bay. Gocek is a small and cozy town in Fethiye region.The population in Gocek is around 4.500.  This number reaches up to 7.000 in summer time. Gocek became one of top yachting in Turkey. It hosts 6 significant private yacht marinas. Gocek is a very popular place for blue cruisers with the beauty of its nature. It offers many alternatives with its restaurants and bars. Many people who had been in Gocek prefer same route over and over again.
 
DAY 2    After you have your first breakfast in your private yacht, you will start cruising and your dream vacation will start. First stop is Zeytin Island (Olive Island) which is very popular with its olives as you can understand from its name. This is the only island that has a private owner. The nature of the island and the wooden building which had been used by the Ottoman Empire as an olive depot is very interesting.Thereafter, you will pass to Yassýcalar. The islands which you are looking are so small that they don’t have different names. They all have been named as “Yassicalar”. There are no structures or buildings on the islands. There is a small natural pool in the edge of the considerably biggest island. This small natural pool seems like a pool for children. You may swim between these islands. If you can swim for 30 minutes, you can see 4 different islands. If you would like to climb and get on the small islands, please don’t forget to wear some sea shoes as the ground can be very stony.DAY 3   Our private yacht will sail to Shipyard/ Tersane island which is the biggest island in “Gocek Bay”. A deep channel provides easy entry to the inlet of Tersane and the eastern side of the bay provides a protected anchorage for charter private yachts. According to ancient sources the island, named Telandria, was used as a ship dockyard during the Ottoman period. The island was inhabited in the past as is evidenced by the many ruined houses, fruit trees and goat herds. However, islanders migrated to Rhodes in 1922 after Greece and Turkey agreed to exchange the populations.Right after, you will go another beautiful island- Pig Island. There were a lot of wild pigs in old times in this island. Therefore, it is called as Pig Island.DAY 4   On the 4th sailing day of your blue cruise, you will visit Red Island since its rocks and sea turns red during the sunset. There is not any structure but the light house. Since its sides can block the waves, here is very nice to swimming.

 

After a day with a beautiful view, you will go to Fethiye for the night. Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. A Lycian legend explains the source of the name Telmessos as follows. The god Apollo falls in love with the youngest daughter of the King of Phoenicia, Agenor. He disguises himself as a small dog and thus gains the love of the shy, withdrawn daughter. After he reappears as a handsome man, they have a son, whom they name ‘Telmessos’ (the land of lights). The city became part of the Persian Empire after the invasion of the Persian general Harpagos in 547 BC, along with other Lycian and Carian cities. Telmessos then joined the Attic-Delos Union established in mid-5th century BC. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large and beautiful tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians. What makes this tomb very unique is its massive size and beautiful carvings. Fethiye is one of Turkey’s well-known tourist centers in Turkey. If you wish, you can shop and have fun in bars at your last night in your private yacht. The overnight stay will be in Fethiye Harbor.

SAKLIKENT- HIDDEN CITY: If you wish, you can attend to our extra Land Tour- “Hidden City” (Saklýkent) tour which requires additional cost. Saklýkent is the biggest and the deepest canyon of Turkey which formed with the snow waters. After passing through the 100 meters of wooden bridge, you may cool yourself with the waterfall. The Canyon is 300 meters deep and 18 km long, one of the deepest in the world, resulting from the abrasion of the rocks by flowing waters over thousands of years. As the level of water rises during winter months, visitors can enter the canyon only in the summer.

DAY 5    Today, you will have the chance to see the places that you may not forget in your life. First stop is Dead Sea / Olu Deniz – Fethiye – Turkey which frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. Since it is forbidden for gullets to anchor in Dead Sea, you can go to Dead Sea by swimming or your crew will take you there by small boat of your luxury yacht. The reason why it is called Dead Sea due to its calm water even during storms. Dead Sea remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Dead Sea on a blue lagoon. The beach itself is a pebble beach. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and construction is strictly prohibited. The seawater of Dead sea is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach, frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. It is also one of most popular place for paragliding lovers.

After enjoying your time in Dead Sea, your next route will be Gemiler Island. Modern archaeologists believe that the island may be the location of St. Nicholas’ original tomb. The Byzantine ruins of five churches built between the fourth and sixth centuries AD remain. The most interesting remain is the 500 meters tunnel which connects two church to each other. Other remains from the same period include around forty other ecclesiastical buildings and over fifty Christian tombs. One of the churches was cut directly from the rock at the island’s highest point, and is located directly at the western end of the processional walkway

DAY 6  On your 6th day of your blue cruise, right after your breakfast, you will sail to ancient sunken Turkish Bath and enjoy swimming in such a nice nature. You will also be amazed by the beauty of the view of towns and villages while you drink your tea or coffee. This perfect bay is known as the place where Cleopatra took her bath. The half of the Turkish bath has sunk under the water and the other half still stays over the water.

After lunch, you will sail to Monastery Bay.  The whole afternoon will be in this green-blue bay and you will enjoy your time by swimming and sunbathing.

DAY 7   On your last sailing day of the tour you will be in Sarsala Bay. It is another preferred bay by sailors that is ideal for swimming. It attracts tourists with its long stony beach, a wooded valley that runs inland, surrounded by pine Forestry Mountain.

After having some swimming break and relaxing time in Sarsala Bay, your captain will take you to Siralibuk Bay where has a very beautiful sunset and surrounded by pine trees. The sea will amaze you with its crystal clear water. A

fter you have your delicious lunch, you will sail to your last stop Gocek – Turkey. If you wish, you can do some shopping on your last night or have a walk in Gocek Harbor. The dinner and overnight stay will be in Gocek Harbor.

DAY 8  After your last breakfast in your private luxury yacht, your crew will help you with checking out with hoping to see you again.

 

Extra Tours (upon request with additional cost):Tlos / Saklikent, Turkish Bath