When you have been almost everywhere and haven't found yet what you're looking for, then probably Yalikavak is that what you ever dreamed of. Coming from Bodrum, down the hill, you will enjoy the terrific views of this lovely town and this everything promising beauty, is just the beginning of your passion for this place.
Yalikavak is the part of the peninsula where the most Europeans live. Most of them stay also in the winter, its really hard to leave this place.
5 Km west from Yalikavak is Gumusluk
and 6 Km east is Gundogan.
One of the most beautiful marinas on Turkeys west coast is the
PORT BODRUM YALIKAVAK MARINA.
The permanent inhabitants of Yalikavak number around 6, 800 people.
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What to do in Yalikavak
This fertile coastal region is ideal for sailing and all water sports and attracts many foreign yachts to the harbor that once sheltered mainly fishing boats.
In 2002 Yalikavak Bay was awarded the "Blue Flag" for its clean waters.
The gilt head bream and red mullet served in the towns waterside restaurants are a local specialty. Visiting the market at Thursday is a must.
The most sold daily newspaper, Hurriyet has chosen the Yalikavak market the best in Turkey in October 2007. The historic sites such as Sandima, Pasanda (Geriş), Kandiba and Termil (Dirmil/Gökçebel) are today residential areas where intellectuals from all over the world settled down.
How to go to Yalikavak
Buses start every 20 minutes from Bodrum bus station to yalikavak, the journey takes 30 minutes. Bodrum International airport is 35 minutes by car and can be reached directly from all big European airports by flight and from Istanbul and the Greek Islands by ferry. Izmir is 3 hours by bus, Marmaris 2 hours, Fethiye 3 hours and Antalya 6 hours away.
YALIKAVAK IMPRESSIONS APRIL 2011
It rains in average 2 times a week from December to march and and very seldom in the summer and it is always green.
Yalikavak and the north coast of the Bodrum Peninsula has a miraculous micro climate, always 6 to 8 degrees less then just 15 Km south or 10 km west.
Protectionist Turkish building regulations will save Yalikavak's charm for future, only 5% of the land is allowed to be build outside of town center. The Bodrum Peninsula will never be an over constructed second Costa Brava.
The well visited Yalikavak Belediye Cafe Tea for 35 cent, broadband Internet for free and mind blowing views. our tip: start the day here with breakfast.
Yalikavak has more than 8 Km promenade with nice street cafes, restaurants and small public beaches.
The fishing boat shelter in Yalikavak one of the most charming places.
Fishing is not forbidden in Yalikavak or generally in Turkey.
Traditional Bodrum style white painted buildings with blue windows.
Yalikavak is on the south of the Mandalya Bay known for its pacifically tranquil waters.
Yalikavak was awarded with the blue flag for its crystal clear clean sea and beaches.
As else on the Bodrum Peninsula, no building permission over 3 stories.
Yalikavak east side this part is called kizilburun in Turkish.
One of numerous jet set villas on the Yalikavak heights.
Yalikavak municipality in the center.
Yalikavak old town, pedestrian area with many small shops and nice restaurants.
The best fish restaurants on the Bodrum peninsula are in Yalikavak but also cheap and clean fast food restaurants where you get 4 dishes for 5 TL.
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