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Gulf Of Gokova

Beauty Worth Seeing

Known as Turkey's most beautiful bay, the Gulf of Gokova is a destination preferred by both blue cruise and nature lovers.
Popular Turkish writer Cevat Şakir Kakaağaçlı became known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus and the man who made Bodrum famous. He was born in Greece in 1890 and died at the age of 83. He made numerous sailing trips along the southwest coast of Turkey as an ethnographer and travelogue. These led him to explore the legendary Blue Cruise (Blue Cruise in Turkish), known as the Blue Cruise (Blue Cruise) or the classic Blue Cruise.

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We wondered years ago that Cevat, during his time observing the lives of sponge divers, thought that his discovery would turn into sailing excursions popular enough to attract tourists worldwide.

Halicarnassus is the historical name of Bodrum, located on the peninsula of the same name. It is also the gateway to Gokova Bay, one of Turkey's iconic blue cruise routes.

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The narrow bay, approximately 100 km long, is a well-known coastline along the Aegean Sea between Bodrum and Datça peninsulas.

This Southern Aegean vacation is a highly acclaimed holiday paradise that is praised by everyone who visits these extraordinary shores. Words such as breathtaking, beautiful, wonderful, pleasant and peaceful are just a few of the definitions that come to mind.

Turkey is often referred to as a wonderland. It is a destination that offers something for everyone. From historical ruins and ancient attractions to lush mountainous landscapes, gorgeous beaches and vibrant villages and ports that embrace the rich cultural fabric of this country's people.

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The only thing you can be sure of is that the natural beauty of Gokova Bay, also known as Kerma Bay, knows no bounds.

While sailing on traditional gulets prepared locally for such cruises on the Turkish Riviera, Gokova Bay has many other secluded coves to feast your eyes on and embrace each heritage.

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The three important stops along the Gokova Bay blue cruise include:

Bead Cove; The evil eye bead is a popular talisman that tourists buy to these coastlines. While glass beads are considered an essential part of Turkish craftsmanship, 'all-seeing eyes' (beads) are culturally important. These Evil Eye beads are traditional Anatolian beads believed to drive away evil. They are sometimes referred to as the 'Blue Bead' or 'Blue Bead', which explains the name of this sheep. The blue of the bead is said to represent the water in this bay and how the light shines in the clear waters.

Cleopatra Island A few kilometres north of Marmaris, you will find Cleopatra Island, one of the seven magnificent islands seen around Gokova. Also known as Sedir Island, this picturesque cove was apparently discovered by Cleopatra. While the Egyptian queen was born in Egypt, her family origins trace back to Macedonian Greece. Legend has it that the beautiful sands of this small island famous for its sandy beach were brought by ships from North Africa as this type of white sand is only found in Egypt.

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Akbuk Bay is an inviting bay on the north side of the bay with its small restaurants and cute pier. However, what makes this place worth seeing is the region's proximity to the ancient city of Caria and the ruins of Keramos.​

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