Gokbel is a totally unspoilt village, situated in the mountain between Dalyan and Iztuzu beach. It covered in olive groves and pine forests. All our Gokbel villas have panoramic views out over the village, the Dalyan delta and out across Iztuzu beach to Ekincik bay. Gokbel is perfectly situated.
The village shops and restaurants provide traditional village meals and snacks, while it is only a 15 minute drive to the comparative buzz of Dalyan and 10 minutes to the beauty of Iztuzu beach – voted the 20th best beach in the world. By day there are two sounds you may hear in Gokbel. One is the sound of goat bells drifting across the hillside as Emine leads here flock to new grazing for the day. The second is the evocative sound of Ali the village Imam calling the faithful to prayer at the village mosque.
The sunsets in Gokbel are jaw dropping, a lifetime memory you will cherish forever. The sun sets over the beach and mountains beyond, simply the best sundowner location you will ever experience. Gokbel is a fantastic destination. Amazing views by day, gorgeous sunsets and clear, clean mountain air at night.
Gokbel provides a good choice of village restaurants, serving village breakfasts, lazy lunches and relaxing informal, family style dinners. The restaurants feature locally grown, organic ingredients throughout their menus.
The local specialties are many and varied so there are choices for all tastes. Gokbel harvests its own honey from the village bees, provides eggs from the village chickens, presses extra virgin oil from its own olives, serves yoghurt from its herds and fish from the delta and sea. All delicious, fresh and organic. Ekin Club on the lake is great for village breakfast, Sunset café for lunch , Emine's and Serefe's houses or Sanli Alp for family meals or just have a pancake on Iztuzu beach.
For those who like home cooking or BBQ's on the terrace at the villa there are village shops selling a range of basic items, while Dalyan has everything you need in terms of butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, bakeries and supermarkets, If you want a change of scene for lunch or an evening out then Dalyan provides a wide selection from pide restaurants to riverside dining with fine steaks, fresh fish and river views.
Gokbel is a good base to explore the region with the main highway at Ortaca 20 minutes away, making it easy to visit sites of all types along the coast. Dalyan has a wide selection of boat trips from the harbour. Upstream there is Koycegiz lake – a paradise for bird and fish life with Koycegiz town on the far shore and Sultaniye on the northern shore – a famous natural spa since Roman times. Downstream there is the ancient city of Caunos and glorious Iztuzu beach.
Out to sea, Ekincik bay and Bacardi bay are perfect for lazy days swimming, snorkelling and relaxing with a BBQ on board the boat. Organised trips or private hires are available every day.
The ancient city of Caunos is just across the river from Dalyan. The Lycian kings tombs are the famous symbol of Dalyan, while the rest of the city is equally spectacular with Roman baths, a 5000 seat amphitheatre, temples and the original harbour. Wandering freely around the incredible site or sat in the amphitheatre with a bottle of chilled wine watching the sun set over the beach are truly special.
Further afield, there is white water rafting on the Dalaman river, 12 island gulet trips from Gocek Marina or for those who like walking over more history there are many ancient cities within an easy day trip of Gokbel including Xanthos, Kaya koy, Patara and Datca. There are also more beaches at OluDeniz and Sarigerme. All locations are easily accessible on private tours or organised trips. All day trip details can be obtained from our local agent in Dalyan who will visit you in Gokbel to help you.