Having gone past Gocek more times than I can remember we actually stayed there for a night last year. We did visit on a day trip many years ago but only for an hour or so. Gocek is a yachting port and because of this we has the misconception that it would be full of posh restaurants and expensive cocktail bars. Between designer shops selling Gucci handbags etc. We were very wrong. The the town itself is charming there are some very expensive looking yachts out in the harbour. However the yachting part is mostly gated off at the far east side of the town. As for cost we found the prices of drinks and meals to be on a par with if not cheaper than Oludeniz. The place we stayed afterwards on our holiday.
I read before I went that many celebrities visit Gocek . Roman Abramovich, Prince Charles, Bruce Willis, Tina Turner, Demi Moore, Madonna, Rod Stewart and others. I wondered who might be out there when I visit. And in the news the day before I went I saw that Boris Johnson was there. Luckily the blonde embarrassment for England had left the place before we got there. It could have been worse at least it wasn’t his American doppleganger Trump. Before we went I did come across this article Michael Buerk wrote for the Telegraph in it he mentions the Kebab hospital which I went to and it was one of the best kebabs Ive had, and Ive had a few.
Gocek was named “Kalimche” in ancient times. It is located between Fethiye and Dalyan. According to legends, it was in the Göcek area that Icarus landed in the sea after his famous flight. While trying to escape from the tower where he was imprisoned. Since then Göcek was used as a harbour for ships loading chrome ore collected from the mines under nearby mountains during the Ottoman period.