The Wider Region
For those seeking adventures beyond relaxing in your stunning property, Gokce Gemile is ideally located for exploration of the wider region. Take a car, a private guide or even the local Dolmus (mini bus) and the following coastal regions are easily accessible and can very much be part of the story of your stay in the Gemile Peninsula.
Kalkan is an elegant harbour town set in the heart of the old Lycian region. It is relatively cosmopolitan, with wonderful restaurants and great places to stay.
Just 25 minutes from Kalkan, laid-back Kaş has all the charm of its neighbour and more – with the benefit of attracting a more cosmopolitan nature of visitor making for an eclectic and fascinating vibe.
A stone’s throw from the coast, a host of small settlements offer a taste of Turkish village life which has remained more or less unchanged for centuries. No trip to the Lycian Coast is complete without exploring these rural corners, which give an insight into the traditional, agricultural heart of its inhabitants.
Getting Out & About on the Gemile Peninsula
Whether travelling by dolmuş, taxi, by car or on foot we encourage our guests to explore the natural beauty of this glorious region.
Food and produce markets are bursting with life and take place daily throughout the region: The Fethiye market is held on a Tuesday. Traders set up shop from around 8am through till dusk, a perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals. You’ll find a mélange of locally grown fruit, vegetables, cheese, olives, honey as well as traditional fabrics and more contemporary items such as T-shirts, jewellery and bags. And there’s always a chance to stop off for a snack and a drink and people-watch. There is also a local Farmer’s market here on a Friday and there is a smaller market in the tourist village of Hisaronü every Monday.
Walks, Treks & Drives in the Region
Detailed information on the plentiful variety of walks, treks and drives is available prior to your departure in our informative Guide.
A daily feature of Turkish life, dolmuş are the hop-on, hop-off local minibus that whiz around towns and regions delivering locals throughout towns and villages. be warned, however, it doesn’t usually stick to the timetable. A Dolmuş is the cheapest way to get around and its literal translation means ‘stuffed’ which is easy to understand when you see it in action. They fill up quickly, especially on market day, when the whole town hops onboard, animals includes.
Operating throughout the day they follow specified routes and the destination is displayed on the front windscreen, or as announced by the bus boy who collects your fare. There are no bus stops – do as the locals and simply hail the service down from the side of the road. The main bus station for the Fethiye area is in Fethiye itself, on the main Fethiye to Ölü Deniz road. The dolmuş service is available in the centre of Fethiye/ Kayaköy and Ölü Deniz. There is no dolmuş station, but you can hail one from the side of the road. There is a limited dolmuş service from Faralya to Ölü Deniz, which runs twice-hourly throughout the day.
Taxis are in plentiful supply and are easily identified. The bright yellow taxis operate either a meter system (with a supplement after midnight) or a fixed tariff. It’s a good idea to agree the price in advance if it’s not a metered taxi.
In the centre of Fethiye it’s easy to hail a yellow taxi, and there are also lots of taxi ranks in the town. In Ölü Deniz it’s easy to take a yellow taxi from the beach area. There is no taxi rank in Kayaköy or Faralya; and taxis should be pre-booked.