Charming and peaceful, the village
of Yalikavak, offers a refuge from
the large crowds at other resorts.
Having undergone a few updates,
including an unused olive oil plant
that was recently converted into a
souvenir shop and a water cistern
that is now a small art gallery.
This still active fishing village
offers a unique look at the
traditional Turkish way of life.
Situated in the area known as the
Turkish Riviera, where the Aegean
meets the Mediterranean, this
beautiful village is famed for its
breathtaking sunsets, warm, clear
waters and sandy beaches.
The attractions of this picturesque
village are many. Visitors can dine
on traditional Turkish dishes and
fine fresh seafood meals at the many
waterfront restaurants in the area.
Not only is the food absolutely
delicious, the view of the sunset is
fabulous. A few of the more popular
area restaurants are Ali Babas, The
Three Brothers and Musties.
Just a short jaunt away from
Yalidavak is the nearby Turkish port
town of Bodrum
Here visitors can visit the ancient
Bodrum castle and Underwater
Archeology Museum. Bodrum is also
known for its nightlife and first
class restaurants. Bodrum offers
many shopping opportunities as well,
with an array of markets and
bazaars. Here visitors can find
leather goods of all kinds, kilims,
sandals, and original cotton
Other area attractions include
diving and snorkelling. Diving
schools are available and there are
daily diving excursions for
certified divers. There are boat
trips and sailing excursions
available to explore the Turkish
Riviera. Exploring and swimming the
secluded grottos of Black Island is
also a popular attraction. Other
water sports are available the area
including wind surfing and para
The weather in Yalikavak is warm and
sunny year round. With temperatures
in summer running from 25c and
peaking around 34c, with daily
sunshine levels being around 10 to
13 per day. Spring and fall are very
mild and warm also, with
temperatures around 20c and nine
hours of sunshine daily.
Temperatures are still fairly warm
and mild in the winter as well.
Visitors looking for a peaceful
beach holiday, Yalikavak is the
perfect choice. There are many
charming villas and comfortable five
star hotels in which to stay. The
pace of Yalikavak is easy, and the
surrounding hills provide a lovely
backdrop for a leisurely picnic.
This beautiful little village offers
a unique blend of modern
conveniences and old world charm.