Göcek is a small settlement famous for the beauty of its bays on the northwest shore of the Fethiye Bay with a population of 2713. Göcek, which was within the borders of Lycia in the antique ages, is only 20 km from Dalaman River, considered the boundary between the lands of Karia and Lycia, and 200 km from Pamphilia.
The region has many traces of Roman, Byzantian, Seldjuk and Ottoman civilizations after the antique ages. Apart from the archeological ruins, it is possible to experience the cultural and ethnographic richness accumulated throughout millenia, especially in the mountain villages which have rather tenuous communication with the modern world.
How to go Göcek ?
If you want to drive your car to Göcek, on the Muğla – Fethiye highway, you need to follow the Izmir – Aydın – Muğla route, through the Sakar Pass, past Köyceğiz and Dalaman. The easiest way of reaching Göcek is to take one of the flights from Istanbul or Ankara. After reaching Dalaman Airport, you will continue on towards Fethiye, and you will see the petrol station on the right as you go down the ramp. Göcek is 1 km from this junction.