a little fishermen´s village some years ago, but because
it is very close to the international airport of Dalaman, iit became very
in the last years. Now a new tunnel connects the bay of Fethiye with it´s
first village Goecek with the area of Dalaman and shortens transfertimes
to 25 minutes.
are 4 Marinas in Goecek, and each is special:
Camper & Nicholson
Marina (=Port Goecek)
Marina, built in 2001, has swimming pontoons and a perfect infrastructure
for all desires, a yachtsman can have.
It´s like a village in the village, however, with a 5 minute walk
along the coastline shaded with pinetrees, one reaches the village of
was the first possibility to moore a boat in Goecek - that was the original
old turkish jetty with fisherboats and later more and more pleasureboats,
Charteryachts and Gulets. Water, fuel, electricity available. And it´s
only 60 seconds from the central place of Goecek!
Marina Göcek - a private concrete-jetty with marina
one needs to stay for a day or more. Water, electricity, services, mooringlines.
In the Marina services area with toilets and showers and offices, there
is a very good reastaurant called CAN, which serves excellent turkish
food at reasonable prices!
Göcek Club Marina
marina Goecek is a private marina in the very western part of the
bay, it is absolutely safe, but usually packed with
private boats. There are private jetties for mostly rich turkish motoryacht
owners, and several ones for sailing boats. Another fuel-station is located
there, and if someone decides to take his fuel from here, be carefull:
very shallow around! However: it´s maybe the better choice to take fuel
here, because the Iskele Jetty is often packed.
This marina is connected to Goecek-village with a shuttle-ferry, or
one takes a walk of about 30 minutes through the pine-forest (very nice)
as already said, best local turkish food is served at CAN´s
restaurant (see picture above). There are other nice and good restaurants
and simple "Lokantas" with very good turkish food as well as a little sophisticated
Haute Cuisine restaurants, and one will surely discover very good places
around! Some years ago, the waterfront was made a pedestrian´s area, too
and planted and gardened very beautiful! One can find some very nicely
made bars - Mr.Jazz for example offers white chairs under green trees and
red flowers with jazzy music...
Note, that the prices in Goecek are relatively high - one can
get nearly everything he wants, but it´s expensive,
Several supermarkets offer fresh fruits and other goods,
one can enjoy turkish bazaar atmosphere and try "bargain dealing".
is very nice:
no cars in the heart of the village, pedestrian´s area,
very nice shops (not only cheap bazaar stuff), nice shops with
arts, carpets and other things...
new big TANSAS supermarket opened in 2005 close to Skopea Marina and
this offers nearly all brands from western
europe. Near Iskele Jetty, at the main square there is a MIGROS,
smaller, but as well with a very good choice of all one needs. Note,
in Turkey is very good, and it is not necessary to buy the most
expensive import-cheese... try turkish local products like honey,
yoghurt, milk, fruits... sausages are maybe a little special,
give it a try!
Migros and TANSAS , the other big chain accept credit cards (VISA)
The MIGROS offers a boat deliverance service - note, that the boys
are paid very bad, and are happy with a not too small tip!
A local tourism organization startet the
Deniz" (clean seas) and so a boat shuttles along the coast and bays
and tries to collect most garbage they can find. However: because
of the many motoryachts ands weekend-tourists from Istanbul and Ankara,
in high season the bays are full with boats. Goecek is beautiful,
but better go there in spring or late autumn (after 15.9.)
This was a wharf in previous times, now
it is a sheltered anchorage and a spot for the dayboats from
Goecek an Fethiye.
That causes a lot of noise in the daytime, however, in the evenings,
only the anchored boats are there, and it calms down. One turkish taverna
- good, basic food, make sure, prices are agreed BEFORE you start
eating (as it should be done anyway everywhere in Turkey where they
often do not have a menue card with prices, especially in the bays)
Fish is VERY expensive as always! Ask before the price for the specific
fish and make sure, they prepare the one, you´ve chosen....
the owner offers shavings open air and good food,
but it is extremely expensive...
There are a lot other bays to stay, many are pure
nature without Tavernas.
you drop your anchor outside of Skopea bay in one of the bays
of northwestern Fethiye bay, which are open to the southeast,
make sure, your anchor is fix enough and note, that occasionally
thunderstorms can come over you from southeastern directions. If
suddenly a wind from southeast comes up, don´t wait, lift
your anchor and try to hide in the inner area of Skopea bay. Don´t
go to Goecek then, because Goecek is open to SE as well and all
are in trouble there then!(except the ones in Clubmarina, but that
is packed then already!)