The group of islands called Yassica Islands (Jessica Islands in some of the sources), which probably give the best picture to your cameras at sunrise and sunset, are the nearest Islands to Göcek. It is a great pleasure to discover the tones of blue from the sea and green from the pine and olive trees when you anchor in the shallow waters close to one of the islands. Haci Halil, and Seytanli Island are two hereby Islands providing good alternative anchorage spots of Yassica Islands.
KAS - ANTIPHELLOS 15 miles from Kalkan, Kas is another sheltered harbour where you can stay overnight. Kas has also became a popular touristic centre with its historical and natural ambiance, small hotels and bars. The modern town of Kas has many remains from the Lycian period when the town was named Antiphellos. The rock-cut tombs on the slopes of the surrounding hills date to the 4th century BC. On a rise between the sea and the hill which was probably the acropolis of Antiphellos, you can see a rock tomb decorated with a Doric style façade and dancing female figures inside. To the west of the modern town following the road to Çukurbag Peninsula, the ancient theatre of Antiphellos appears. The Cavea of the theatre was made with 26 seating rows for a 4.000 people capacity. This faces Meis (Kastellerizon) Greek Island 5 miles away.
Among thousands of sarcophagi in the whole Lycia, one is used as the modern symbol of Kas town. It stands at the upper end of Uzun Çarsi Street 5 min. walking distance from your boat in the harbour, and its excellent preservation and elegant form is impressive.
The Hyposorium of the sarcophagus has Lycian epigraphs, which explains the importance of the person who was buried there and the rules on how to protect this monumental tomb.
The small town of Kalkan was an old Greek village called Kalamaki untill 1922. This perfect Mediterranean village boasts a pretty yacht harbour, seafront restaurantsand charming hotels and pensions, making it a popular place preferred by thgose in search of a more laid-back stay in Turkey. From Kalkan there is an opportunity to visit important Lycian cities such as Patara, Xanthos, Letoon and Tlos by bus and return to the boat the same day. The harbour is a good place for overnight stays. According to ancient sources, the mosque in the harbour was build after the 14th century on the site of a destroyed Roman Temple, and had also been a Byzantian Church during bygone ages. Now, the mosque, the winding cobbled streets lined with well preserved Greek houses and an abundance of red and pink bougaivillea makes Kalkan a storehouse of beautiful photographs as well as living evidence of the continuity of life and the colourful fusion of different cultures.