Gokova
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Gokova

Gokova has established itself a reputation for its reliably windy conditions in a beautiful setting surrounded on three sides with forest covered mountains. It offers warm, shallow water combined with flat, obstacle free beaches and thermally generated winds. All of those things put together, along with the warmth and beauty of its surrounding is why it’s a must for all those kitesurfers out there! As long as it is sunny and hot (which is almost guaranteed in the summer) there will be wind.

Gokova sits about an hour from Dalaman airport and located on the Aegean coast in South Western Turkey. It is actually a village called Akyaka that is made up from a varied selection of hotels, villas and guest houses. There are a number of bars and good value restaurants along with some more up market fish restaurants dotted along the riverbank. This is a fantastic for those with families and non-kiting partners as there is a lovely feel to the place and its very family friendly. The nightlife, whilst not world renowned offers enough bars to keep most people happy!

Summer Hotel
Distance to Beach :
10 mins
Distance to Centre :
20 mins
Room Basis :
B and B
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This 3* hotel is one of the newer hotels and only 4 years old. It is a very stylish property with 10 standard rooms and 2 suites and has a certain “boutique” feel to it. It has its own swimming pool and can definitely be described as relaxing. The kite beach is 20 min walk from the hotel. This is a perfect hotel for those who want a more intimate, relaxing stay.
Complex Features :
Swimming pool
Chill out area & bar
Gardens
Small restaurant
Room Features :
Air-conditioned
Ensuite facilities with shower
Minibar
Safe
TV
Wi-Fi
The Riders Inn
Distance to Beach :
5 mins
Distance to Centre :
15 mins
Room Basis :
B and B
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A new 3* hotel offering a chilled & relaxed atmosphere. They have their own pool with hammocks and bean bags scattered around & its a favourite for a drink with kiters after a day on the water whether guests or simply wanting to break the journey – that’s our excuse! The rooms are simply furnished in a modern, contemporary style that are kept to a high standard.
Complex Features :
Kite bar & chill out area
Swimming pool
Wi-Fi
Restaurant offering local & home cooked cuisine
Room Features :
Air-conditioned
En-suite facilities with shower
Satellite TV
Wi-Fi
The Yucelen Hotel
Distance to Beach :
On-site
Distance to Centre :
20 mins
Room Basis :
B and B
All Inclusive
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This is a fantastic and beautiful 4* hotel situated right on the beachfront in Akyaka. The restaurant overlooks the beach and is a particularly nice spot for a couple of beers and dinner after a hard days kiting. The hotel has many other features including 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, children’s play room and tennis courts. It is the biggest hotel in the village with an impressive 200 rooms, mostly with garden or sea views. Another feature of this hotel is some one bedroom apartments ideal for families with young children, they can go to bed and the adults shut the door & have the lounge area to relax in. Some ground floor apartments even open out on to the hotel gardens giving a further area to enjoy a glass of wine!
Complex Features :
Two outdoor pools
Indoor pool
Restaurant and Beach Bar
Children’s play zone
Tennis court
Fitness Room
Room Features :
Air conditioning
En-suite facilities
Balcony
TV
Mini-bar
Safety deposit box
Susam Hotel
Distance to Beach :
20 mins
Distance to Centre :
20 mins
Room Basis :
B and B
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THIS LOVELY FAMILY RUN HOTEL IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING REFURBISHMENT. PLEASE CALL TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR TEAM ABOUT SUITABLE ALTERNATIVES.
Another lovely, family run hotel situated in the town and just 5 minutes walk from the beach front. Great value for money with a relaxed, friendly environment with its own pool along with a small restaurant and bar.
Complex Features :
Swimming pool
On-site bar & restaurant
Gardens
Village location
Room Features :
Air-conditioned
Esuite facilities with shower
Minibar
Safe
TV
Wi-Fi
Tea/coffee making facilities
Mervehan Residence
Distance to Beach :
Walkable to the beach
Distance to Centre :
10 minutes walk
Room Basis :
B and B
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This fabulous hotel located just short distance from the seafront, features an outdoor pool, sauna and a turkish bath. Very much a boutique style hotel and furnished beautifully, it is only 100 metres from the Azmak River and the ideal place to experience a little luxury at a great value price. This hotel is particularly popular with non-kiting partners due to its fantastic pool area and garden.
Complex Features :
Free-form swimming pool
A la carte restaurant
Turkish bath
Sauna
Fitness Room
Room Features :
Balconies with pool or mountain view
Free toiletries and slippers are provided
Private bathroom with a shower
Flat-screen TV with satellite
Air conditioning
Fridge
Hairdryer

The Spot & Conditions

As mentioned, Gokova has gained the reputation as one of the best summer destinations with fans such as Hannah Whitely and Aaron Hadlow heading there for training sessions. We at Windseeker agree, there really could not be a better set-up. With its user friendly conditions of warm shallow water and reliable, on-shore winds with one to one tuition as standard by our partner kite school, whether you are a beginner or expert you will definitely progress.

The kite centre and spot is a little way from the main town beach giving a large area of swimmer free kiting. It’s a 20 minute walk form the town to the beach but boat transfers are included in lessons and there is a kit run for freeriders not opting to add the transfers to their package.

The wind in Gokova starts at about 11-12 in the morning meaning you can recharge your batteries with a lie in before hitting the water and won’t miss any action.  It’s a typical sea breeze and one of the best examples we have seen.  First thing its totally flat and by mid morming as the sun warms the hills and slowly the cooler air is brought from the sea and by lunchtime you can be seeing a good 20 knots if not more

The kite beach has a shallow entry and stays this way for about 150m out with no shore dump and giving plenty of space for learning whether it’s your first attempt or you are trying a new trick. The launch is either side of the large man made jetty forming a divide between the freeride and teaching zones.

New in 2013 for Windseeker guests are boat trips out to Cleopatra’s Island and a great downwinder back to the beach – all tried and tested of course!!

The Centre

A great set up  and just a short walk or boat transfer from the main village of Akyaka. Yavuz, the centre principle and former Turkisk champion kayaker has been teaching here for many years since 1999. Along with iis wife they head up a great tream of enthusuastic kiters who will make sure you get the best out of your time here. Instruction is on a one to one basis as standard so you are sure to progress.  In the height of the season, due to Gokova's popularity,the launch area can get a bit congested with people heading in and heading out so for 2013 another improvement will be beginner lessons a little further out, away from the crowds and ensuring an easy downwind return to hone your skills and build your confidence.

Between sessions hang out in the shade of the centre or at the snack bar to grab a bite or a drink and watch the action on the water. Theres a new decking area and fresh water showers to rinse off after a session or to just cool down.

 

6 day Private Beginner Course

This great value course gets you up and riding with 9 hours of private tuition followed by three full days kit hire and an additional hour a day private tuition - thats 12 hours one to one in total!

£532.00

9 Hour IKO Beginner Course

It does what it says, beginner IKO Level 1 & 2 tuition to get you up and riding. Group size 2-4 students

£324.00

Private Tuition per hour

Looking to perfect a trick or skill, 1:1 instruction lets the instructor concentrate 100% on refining your technique.

£54.00

6 days rental - RRD kit includes boat transfers & beach tax

£260.00

12 days rental - Liquid Force kit includes boat transfers & beach tax

£490.00

7 days storage including transfers, beach tax and kite caddy

£80.00

14 days storage including transfers, beach tax and kite caddy

£160.00
Great other activities for rest days or for family days out try one or more of the following: Something from everyone with some great mountain biking with shady groves between the villages or gnarly downhills on and off road. A beautiful way to explore the bay is in a sailing dinghy avaialble from the town beach. Climb and jump fromwaterfalls into cool natural pools – a really fun day out with local canyoning guides. The largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean is well worth a visit, the first construction of Ephesus dates back to 800 B.C Bathe in thermal pools of the ‘Cotton Castle' at Pamukale’s Hot Springs with natural terraces of carbonated minerals. One of the most stunning beach locations in Turkey is the lagoon at blue Öludeniz. Go for a paddle & explore the coves and creeks of Gokova Bay in a sea kayak or on a stand up paddleboard. NEW for 2014, we have extended our range of other activities to include: - SUP at the delta (half day) - SUP safari in Green Valley (full day) - Moonlight boat trip at the delta (3 hours - twice a month) - Daily boat tour to remote bays of Gokova (full day) - Kayak fishing (half day) - Biking - Local guided rides around Gokova Plain
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