Gökçeada – Çanakkale – Turkey

GPS : 40°13’53.3″N 25°53’27.7″E / 40.231478, 25.891035

Aydıncık Burnu Lighthouse
GPS : 40°09’45.9″N 26°00’41.5″E / 40.162739, 26.011531
Focal Plane : 23 mt, Tower Height : 3 mt
Character : W.Fl. (3) 20 Second, Flashing Character : 0,5+3,0+0,5+3,0+0,5+12,5
Visibility Range : 9 nautical miles

Uğurlu Limanı Lighthouse
GPS : 40°06’54.8″N 25°41’55.6″E / 40.115212, 25.698774
Focal Plane : 11 mt, Tower Height : 9 mt
Character : R.Fl.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,3+2,7
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

Kaleköy Burnu Lighthouse
GPS : 40°14’11.0″N 25°54’09.0″E / 40.236389, 25.902500
Focal Plane : 49 m (161 ft), Tower Height : 9 m (30 ft)
Character : W.Fl.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,3 + 2,7
Visibility Range : 7 nautical miles

VHF Channel : 16
Call Sign : ” kalekoy harbour ”

Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°13’53.8″N 25°53’29.4″E / 40.231601, 25.891485
Focal Plane : 9 m, Tower Height : 7 m
Character : R.Fl.5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0+4.0
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°13’53.9″N 25°53’36.0″E / 40.231637, 25.893328
Focal Plane : 9 m, Tower Height : 7 m
Character : G.FL.5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0+4.0
Visibility Range : 5 nautical miles

Check-in facilities (Customs and Immigration)
There are no customs here. The nearest port of entry/exit is Çanakkale.
Older name is Kastro. Located on the north-eastern coast of island, there is an antique castle near the village. Kaleköy also has a small port which was constructed by the French Navy during the occupation in the First World War, and is now used for fishing-boats and yachts. Gökçeada is one of the eight “cittaslows” of Turkey and is the second in being accepted as one, after Seferihisar.

Gökçeada is quite prosperous with good water resources, many small lakes, thunderously flowing water fountains and a waterfall as well. Island is a lovely resort with its calm, beautiful and clean nature. Gökçeada is the 4th island of the world from the point of plenty of fresh water sources in the world. When traveling widely around the island one notices how large it is, especially after seeing its vineyards, vegetable and fruit gardens, lakes, and beaches.

Located on the north-eastern coast of island, there is an antique castle near the village. Kaleköy also has a small port which was constructed by the French Navy during the occupation in the First World War, and is now used for fishing-boats and yachts.

Kaleköy 4 km north of Merkez, this village is consisted of two parts (10 minutes away from each other by walking): the newer coastal hood and the upper part on the top of a hill (Yukarı Kaleköy). There is a citadel (or what is left of a citadel) in the upper part. There is no admission fee, and it is virtually open 24 hours a day since there is no gate nor a guard.

Kaleköy is a small village on the north coast of the Turkish island of Gökçeada, 17 miles NNW of the entrance to the Dardanelles. An attractive village much frequented in the summer by Turkish tourists from the mainland, until 2008 Kaleköy only offered a tiny fishing harbour which was much too shallow and restricted for most yachts. In that year, however, a huge new harbour development was completed, with the intention of inviting tenders to operate a marina here.

In the meantime, the harbour has filled up with local boats on laid moorings and alongside its quays, but there is usually still space for a visiting yacht to squeeze in. Kaleköy now offers a much more inviting option for a visit to Gökçeada by yacht than the old ferry harbour of Kuzu Limanı 3 miles south, which remains rather remote and has few facilities.


Approach and Navigation
Most yachts are likely to approach Kaleköy from south. From this direction, a yacht will pass the ferry harbour of Kuzu Limanı on the NE corner of the island and round a couple of small headlands before a ruined Ottoman castle appears on a high bluff on the eastern side of the bay of Kaleköy. The harbour, constructed in the bay immediately to the west of the bluff, consists of a long, curved northern breakwater extending across the bay and a shorter southern one extending out from the beach.

On closer approach, the northern breakwater will open up and the two white light structures on the end of the breakwaters will be visible. In the approach from north and west, the long breakwater and the village behind and a large resort hotel at the E side of the bay will be visible from some distance off. The harbour is entered from WSW, being careful to stay about 10 m -15 m off the end of the northern breakwater to avoid a sand bar that has built up some 50 m S of the entrance. Depths in the entrance are 5 m – 5.5 m. At night, a white light flashing 4 seconds marks the end of the high bluff at the eastern end of the bay and the breakwaters show flashing port and starboard lights.

Behind the high breakwater the harbour offers excellent shelter in winds from any direction. Since its completion, however, it has rapidly filled with small fishing boats and local leisure craft. The eastern quay immediately in front of the village and the southern breakwater are both filled with small craft moorings and the only place a yacht is likely to find a space is alongside the long northern breakwater, which is quayed for its entire length. Depths here are 3 m – 3.5 m. Go alongside wherever you can; it may be necessary to berth alongside a fishing boat if the harbour is very full. The quay is in good condition and well supplied with mooring rings and bollards.

The nearest alternative anchorage on Gökçeada is the harbour of Kuzu Limanı 3 miles south. In an emergency, Kaleköy harbour itself is large enough to anchor off in the middle in 3.5 – 4.5 m. The bottom is sand and reasonable holding.

Capacity : 115 Boats

Ground : Sand

Outer Breakwater : 375 m
Inner Breakwater : 120 m

Water and electricity connection are available.
Fuel can be obtained from a tanker truck.
Toilets and showers are within the shelter.
There are restaurants and markets around the port.

Administration : Gökçeada Municipality

Accommodation : Hotels, Motels, Pensions, Rental Houses
Shopping : Stores, Markets, Shops
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Tea Gardens
Beach : Aydıncık Beach, Yıldızkoy Beach
Hair dresser
Bank : ATM
Special Shopping : Blackberry, Figs, Feta Cheese, Grapes
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Wi-Fi
Health : Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Public Market : Takes place on Sundays.
Diving : Tours are organized.
Regular transport facilities are available to Gökçeada town center and to the villages.
A Greek church in the vicinity is actually from the Genoese period.

Gökçeada with its boundless, sandy beaches, clean sea is a wonderful beauty in which the past and present live together.

It has been reported by the scientists that the density of sulfur in Salt lake around Aydıncık during the summer season helps for those who have rheumatic, calcinosis and psoriasis illnesses.

On the other hand the coast between Kaleköy and Kuzulimanı has been accepted as “National Underwater Park” by TUDAV.

The visitors might have nice time having the facilities such as “Gökçeada Film Festival” celebrated in open-air in August.


Sea Ambulance Service
With our fully equipped sea ambulances placed in Istanbul Büyükdere, Gökçeada, Marmara Island and Çanakkale, transportation of the patients who must be evacuated has been provided.

Medical Evacuation by Sea
In Turkish search and rescue area, in urgent cases after clinical evaluation it can be decided for the patient to be evacuated. When decision comes to medical evacuation, evacuation organization is done by liaisons with other search and rescue units.

Health Consultancy
Our Call Center offers consulting service to authorized staff of Turkish, foreign air and sea vehicles to be under way in every kinds of question and problems related to health and/or illness.

Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.


Ferryboat : Gökçeada – Çanakkale Port, Gökçeada – Kabatepe (Çanakkale)
Seabus : Kuzu Limanı – Çanakkale Port
Minibus : Kuzu Limanı – Merkez, Yenibademli, Kaleköy, Aydıncık Beach
Airport : Gökçeada Airport, Çanakkale Airport, Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport

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