Bozburun, Marmaris, – Muğla – Turkey
GPS : 36°41’44.7″N 28°13’45.0″E / 36.695749, 28.229160
Gerbeske is a small, well protected and isolated cove just 1 Nm W of Çiftlik. It is easy to anchor here and go to Çiftlik with the dinghy for dinner. This is the perfect place to spend a few hours before you motor around to Ciftlik for dinner.
Gebekse Koyu lies by İnceburun Peninsula, between points; Akyar Burnu and Çiftlik Adası. İnceburun Peninsula is connected to shore with a narrow isthmus and extends to the E for about 0.5 Nm and protects Gebekse from breeze. The depths in the bay gradually shelve ashore. The bottom is weed at the entrance and becomes clear sand.
Boats can be pushed off or anchored with a line ashore. Gebekse Koyu affords sheltering from breeze. The slopes are covered by olive trees. The ruins ashore are from Byzantine era. This anchorage gets crowded by the tripper boats from Marmaris, but it is quite after 16:00.
Drop an anchor and take a line ashore. If you drop anchor in this bay you will find yourself in a little piece of paradise, although it does not have room for many yachts to swing to anchor, there is plenty of room stern to. The best place is deep down on the port side in 5-10 metres.
Jump overboard for a swim in clear blue sea and it’s well worth swimming ashore to explore the Byzantine ruins. Gerbeske has some of the best snorkelling in the area with many varieties of tiny fish here.
On the point of this cove in the sand you will see archaeological remains. The Gebekse ruins are believed to be of a church. There is a small beach and an open air restaurant. You will get great pleasure from swimming with goggles and seeing the wonderful colours beneath the water.