Marmaris – Göcek – Fethiye
A voyage of both historical and natural beauties… The most considerable and noted places to visit are; Ekincik, Dalyan, Kaunos ancient city, iztuzu, Manastır Bay, Tersane (Dock) island, Gocek, Gemiler island, Ölüdeniz
Ekincik Bay is located near Köyceğiz, Muğla. It is a natural harbor that is safe against nearly all winds for charter yachts. Visitors enjoy the scented green forests and view of small farm across the bay.
Dalyan The south of Dalyan on the Mediterranean coast, lies İztuzu Beach, near the village of the same name is a popular area for sunbathing and swimming. There are regular boat and minibus services to the beach. Visitors should be aware of the wooden stakes in the beach to mark nesting sites. The road route is particularly scenic, offering views of Sülüngür Lake. In 2008 İztuzu Beach was proclaimed winner in the category Best Open Space (Europe) by The Times because of the eco-friendly exploitation of the beach. In 2011 Dalyan and İztuzu Beach were proclaimed Best Beach Destination of Europe by Dutch holiday assessment website Zoover
The beach is well known for the Caretta caretta (Loggerhead sea turtle), an endangered species that has existed for about 45 million years. International animal protection organizations monitor and protect the turtles’ nesting grounds in Turkey. The beach is closed between 20.00 and 8:00 hours during the period that the turtles lay their eggs and hatchlings go out to sea (May to October).
Kaunos (Caunus) is perhaps one of the most spellbinding of ancient cities for its landscape as well as its history with roots in the remote past. Situated in a mysterious landscape formed by the Dalyan river (Calbis), which connects Lake Koycegiz with the Mediterranean, the Dalyan delta and Mt. Olemez (Imbros). And the astonishing findings that are being recovered almost every year in the archaeological excavations that have been under way here since 1966 are generating increasingly more unknowns out of the city’s stony silence.
Gemiler Bay, which is the second largest bay after Oludeniz, is in Fethiye. The bay is famous for its clean beach and clear sea. Just across the bay is Gemiler Island. Gemiler Island is an important place for Christianity as the church on the island is dedicated to Saint Nicola.
Ölüdeniz (official translation name Blue Lagoon, literally Dead Sea; because of being calm even during storms) Ölüdeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. The beach itself is a pebble beach. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and building is strictly prohibited. Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is an official blue flag beach, and is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. The resort is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and the Babadağ Mountain’s exceptional height.