Gulf of Cos

Gulf of Gökova

The Gulf of Gökova (Gökova körfezi), Gulf of Kerme (Turkish: Kerme körfezi, Greek: Κεραμεικός κόλπος, Latin: Ceramicus Sinus, English: Ceramic Gulf), or Gulf of Cos, is a long (100 km), narrow gulf of the Aegean Sea which separates the Bodrum peninsula from the Resadiye peninsula in southwest Turkey.

Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus), located in its northwest reaches, is the only large city on the gulf today, but the gulf was originally named for the ancient city of Ceramus, on the north shore. The Greek island of Kos closes off the gulf from the Aegean.

Administratively, Gulf of Gökova coastline includes portions of the districts of, clockwise, Bodrum, Milas, Muğla, Ula, Marmaris and Datça.

The alluvial plain at the Gulf's end is the location of the townships of Akyaka and Gökova which are much prized by visitors with especially Akyaka becoming a rising center of tourism.

External links

  • Region's history
  • Gŏkova Town Council Website in English and Turkish

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