The Gulf of Gokova offers good shelter & calm seas for those less familiar with boats. Here we show 2 possible options offering a great mix of small towns, villages, quiet pine clad bays & historic ruins. An excellent and un-spoilt place to explore for first time visitors to this enticing country.
The Gulf of Gokova is a 100km long, narrow gulf of the Aegean Sea located on the South coast of the Bodrum peninsula and on the North of the Datça peninsula. The Gulf of Gokova is an incredible area of Turkey that offers sensational views with a pleasant combination of colours. Pretty shorelines covered with forests offer every tone of green you could imagine, while the Aegean sea is a beautiful shade of blue. One of the best ways to experience and witness all of these beauties is to sail along the coastline. A boat trip on this gulf will make any holiday as beautiful and memorable as the place itself.
The Gokova Gulf is a very popular destination with holidaymakers seeking private gulet charters. Some of the major towns within the gulf are Gokova town, Akyaka, and Ula. There are a few archaeological ruins around the gulf itself, such as Ceramus near Oren town and Cedrae in Sedir island.
Sedir Island, known as Cleopatra’s Island, is a popular stop for many tourists coming to visit its world-famous beach made of extremely tiny seashells. It’s said that this organic sand was brought by ships from the Red Sea in Egypt by Antonius for his love Cleopatra and that they swam together here. Because of its characteristics, and as one of the finest examples in the world, the beach is heavily protected by the government to prevent any sand being removed by visitors.