The first island near Fethiye
in the gulf is the one named Sövalye Adasi (Knight's Island). Next island is Kizilada (the Red Island). In the north, we can find the islands of Deliktas and Tavsan. The island of Katrancik is located opposite the inlet named Küçük Kargi Koyu and the Island of Göcek is located opposite the village Göcek. The islands called Yassica Adalari are to the south of the Island of Göcek and in the south there is the Island of Haci Halil and the small island near it, is called Seytanli Ada. The largest islands in the gulf of Fethiye, of Tersane and Domuz, are near the peninsula. The inlets and islands in the west coast of the gulf of Fethiye, have been worked out almost like lacework by nature. This part of the gulf is more interesting owing to its verdure and exquisite inlets. There are many inlets surrounded by green forests on the eastern shores of the Gulf of Fethiye, similar to the ones on the opposite shores. The inlets of Katranci, Küçük Kargi and Inlice are situated here. Göcek, which was developed owing to the yacht harbours built during recent years in the extreme north of the gulf, is the only place of habitation in the gulf. Therefore, the inlets in the gulf are also called the inlets of Göcek.
The Inlet of Çiftlik (Farm Inlet) is the nearest one to Göcek and the Inlet of Doruklu is located adjacent to it and, when you turn around Cape Ince you reach the Inlet of Günlüklü which is adorned with liquidambar trees and has a fountain in it. Following these, At Bükü, Boynuz Bükü, Bedri Rahmi and Siralibük are the inlets that come into sight in all their magnificent appearance. The inlet immediately adjacent to the cape called Martin Burnu is named Dip Bay. The inlets of Large and Small Sarsala, Manastir, Çamli Koy, Merdivenli Koy and the last inlet in the gulf named Koyu are all located after it. This beautiful gulf had been discovered by ancient people during the Antique Age and they had settled here before we did and enjoyed these beauties. The antique city of Lydae, above the harbour Aga Limani in the south of the Peninsula of Kapidag, is one of these. You can reach here by walking from the inlets of Aga or Manastir. In the locality called Kizilagaç, south of the Lake Kargin, there is another antique city which was named Lissa, as can be inferred by studying the epitaphs, but there isn't anything much left of this city now. One of the ancient writers, Pliny, had written about this city where there is an acropolis with a wall made of regular stones in it and also an epitaph on the southern face of this wall. The Lycian rock tombs of the antique city of Crya above the inlet of Bedri Rahmi, formerly called Taçyaka, can be seen in the inlet. The Lycians who lived in a wide region extending from the Stream of Dalaman to Phaselis near Antalya, had carved on the rocks the models of their deceased people's houses, as a sign of respect to them. We see these tombs in Fethiye, Tlos, Pinara, Xanthos, Sura, Kekova, Myra, Kas, Limyra and other Lycian cities. We also come across a great number of sarcophagi, called the Lycian-type sarcophagi, in these cities and other Lycian cities. Some ruined remains are also seen on the islands and in the inlets. There are some Byzantine remains on the island of Tersane, formerly called Telandria, which are not very important. The Greek people who lived here, left the island during the exchange of populations effected after World War 1. Although the ruins seen on the island belong to a recent date, it is known that a habitation had existed at an earlier date too. The remains of quays and of submerged buildings found in the water west of the Island of Göcek, indicate that people had lived here in the past. Nature, culture, good food and relaxation for you sailing Blue Cruise in Fethiye gulf and along all the Turkish coast.