Places to Visit
Our Personal Rep
Our marvellous personal rep can arrange private tours with an English speaking guide to take your party to any of the ancient sites. She can also organise boat trips, either in our speedboat, or if you like a slower pace, she can find you a gulet to rent for the day.
If you fancy a private karaoke party in the mountains or want to book a bbq on one of the secluded beaches of the 12 islands she can arrange this for you. These are just some of the many services we can provide to make sure you have the most wonderful holiday.
Gocek, just a 20 minute drive from Dalaman airport, is a very special place. The setting is so beautiful it has been designated a national park and is jealously protected by Turkish people. Nestling at the foot of the majestic pine covered mountains this lovely coastal village is largely car free with landscaped promenades and a host of exotic trees.
Gocek is perfectly placed to visit the 12 islands lying off its shores; each tiny island has its own personality, some with ancient ruins to explore, others with sleepy restaurants but all set in breathtaking surroundings of warm crystal clear seas and secluded coves.
The St Tropez of Turkey as many have described it, attracts the rich and famous from across the world, their yachts adorn the harbour and this has created a quite unique environment. You see this is a place of two halves, on the one hand it’s a traditional Turkish village with friendly people selling local crafts, rugs and fake designer goods like any large Turkish village but the other face of Gocek is a place with boutique hotels, delicious restaurants, and designer shops. In short this makes a truly relaxing place for the discerning traveller.
Things to do and see:
- Yacht or gulet rental
- Daily tours to the 12 islands
- Gocek beach – a 5 minute water taxi ride
- Swissotel beach – a private beach payable locally
- Turkish bath
- Spa and beauty salon
- Numerous boutiques and craft shops
- Over 40 restaurants to try
- Sunday market
- Lovely walks on pine covered mountains
Fethiye is a short 25 minute drive away or you can catch the regular local bus from the bottom of our road. Attractions in and near the town include:
- Scuba diving
- Fethiye museum
- Medieval fortress Knight’s Castle
- Kaya koya the largest late-medieval ghost town
- Jeep safari
- Shopping at the vast Tuesday market famous for its many fake designer goods
- Island boat tours
- Walk the Lycian way
Sarigerme, the same distance away as Fethiye in the opposite direction, has a gorgeous sandy beach with pine trees providing plenty of shade.
- Banana boats
- Scuba diving
- Turkish bath
- Cave swimming
- Several golf courses
Visit Dalyan and the famous Iztuzu beach, a breeding ground for the endangered loggerhead turtle. Other attractions in and around the town include:
- Mud baths
- Thermal springs of Koycegiz
- Kaunos ruins
The Xanthos Valley
The valley is the heartland of ancient Lycia and home to many archeological sites. Attractions include:
- Tlos, one of the most important Lycian cities
- Walk the famous Saklikent gorge
- White Water Rafting
- Patara with ancient ruins and huge sandy beach, one of the longest in the Med