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Gulf of Gökova

Hemmed in by a dramatic wall of sea cliffs and peppered with sandy coves and rocky islands, the Gulf of Gökova (sometimes called the Ceramic Gulf) is one of Turkey’s most picturesque coastal landscapes. Formed by the Aegean Sea flowing between the Bodrum Peninsula to the north and the Datça Peninsula in the south, the sizable gulf lies at the tip of Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast and makes a popular inclusion on Mediterranean cruise itineraries.

The biggest city along the gulf is Bodrum, built on the ancient city of Halicarnassus, and other highlights include the tranquil resort town of Akyaka; Cleopatra Island, famous for its seashell beach; and the Greek island of Kos, which lies at the mouth of the gulf. Exploring Gökova is traditionally done by boat, but it’s also possible to hike along the coastal Carian Trail, which runs from Cape Crio to Bodrum via Akyaka and the Kiran Mountains. Kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling and paragliding are among the most popular activities in the gulf.

Practical Info

The Gulf of Gökova is a part of the Aegean Sea, stretching between the Bodrum Peninsula, the Datça Peninsula and the Greek island of Kos to the west. It is located on Turkey’s southwestern coast.

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7-Night Gulet Cruise from Bodrum: Gulf of Gökova

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 8 days

From USD $362.33

Cleopatra Island Cruise from Marmaris

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $35.78
$39.75 Save $3.97

Day Cruise in the Gulf of Gokova from Marmaris

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $28.40

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