Gocek is a small seaside fishing village turned into the top yachting center of Turkey, lies on a valley surrounded by pine tree hills on three sides. Due to abundant freshwater, the warm climate and very fertile soil, farming is still practiced even though land prices have skyrocketed in the last decade since Gocek became an internationally famous port city. Situated 20 km away from Dalaman International Airport, Gocek is an ideal base for international tourism with its unique nature and sheltered gulf. Hosting six significant marinas, Gocek serves yacht tourism in the region with Club Marina, Skopea Marina, Municipality Marinas, Marinturk Gocek port, Marinturk Exclusive and Port Gocek ( D Marine ) near by the Swissotel Marina Resort. Since it is a departure and arrival point for Blue Cruises, there is quite busy yacht traffic in town harbor. Gocek coves and 12 Islands, like hidden paradise, with crystal clear Mediterranean water and beaches has rendered Gocek an indispensable destination for seafarers.
It is not just world-class yachting that makes Gocek a special place; it is the way the culture and natural surroundings blend in such a harmony. The waterfront is lined with bars and restaurants. Inland life revolves around the pretty market square which is lined with little shops selling antiques and crafts as well as the more usual carpets. Gocek area also offers luxury accommodations, exclusive Gocek villas and fine dining options that appeals to a sophisticated crowd with a range of other hotels and restaurants. Gocek has all the necessary infrastructure, capacity and amenities expected in a tourism center, yet it is renowned as a much peaceful and quieter settlement than other tourism areas.