With thanks to:

The Moorings



Download the
entire article
as a PDF



Show map or
satellite photo


The Gulet gauntlet

6: The verdict

So did a yacht cruise out of Gocek measure up to our challenge for an uncrowded, hassle free holiday? The sailing was good, the boat was great, the Moorings service was superb. Gocek is a very pleasant place to start and end a charter, with a big choice of easy anchorages within easy reach. During August there were lots of other boats around but nothing like as crowded as the south of France or Solent (although those darn gulets are tricky to avoid).

Our solution was to cruise west, which involved quite a long there-and-back passage with rolling waves, in order to enjoy the delightful cruising ground of Kekova Roads. If you visit this area in August, expect a blazing hot sun which becomes oppressive if there’s no breeze — we were under the bimini by 1000hrs! For those who can avoid the tyranny of school holidays, earlier or later in the season should be cooler, quieter and altogether a better bet.


With thanks to:

The Moorings


Previous page:5 A change of culture

Close to Gocek, the deeply indented bay known as Skopea Limani has an almost unlimited choice of good anchorages

Next page:7 Further information

Cost of chartering

More articles on sailing holidays