Mosquitos - How to prevent bites!
Some years ago we were given some advise of how to deter the Mossies from biting us.
This has certainly worked for us, even thoguh we will return home with a couple of bites This is nothing compared to what we use to receive.
Firstly, take garlic tablets twice daily, and, at least two weeks from departure. Continue taking them whilst you are on holiday.
Obtain some "Tea Tree Skin Lotion" Try the Body Shop as this is normally hard to purchase, make sure this lotion is at least 80% pure.
Rub the lotion in on exposed parts of your skin whilst on holiday especially at night.
Mossie's we are advised hate the smell of garlic, and detest "Tea Tree Oil"
Great Night Out
A very nice Restaurent underneath the Alinda Hotel.
Serving good food and putting on great entertainment.
The Timeless advertise on Virtual Tourist and you can download a 10% discount voucher to use when visiting this restaurent.
A Visit to Akyaka
"Akyaka-The jewel in Turkeys Crown"
Although Akyaka has grown in recent years, it remains a picturesque village. There are no high-rise hotels - any construction has adhered strictly to the traditional architectural style of the region. Numerous wooden balconies, intricately arranged pan-tiled roofs and delicately carved fretwork shutters give the houses that tumble down the hillside towards the beach their distinctive appeal.
The atmosphere, too, remains very Turkish. There are several small grocery shops, a fruit and vegetable stall, and a choice of restaurants. You can still sit and watch elderly women driving their flocks of goats and sheep along the streets.
The beautiful palm tree lined sandy beach shelves very gently into the sea, making it ideal for young children. Akyaka is surrounded by forestry commission land on one side and by a conservation area on the other, thus offering superb opportunities for exploring.
Akyaka’s meandering little river and its delta are a wonderful habitat for flora and fauna - especially birds and freshwater turtles - and humans can enjoy this natural environment too, dining in one of the pretty riverside restaurants, where fresh fish dishes are served.
You will need to hire a car to reach this village which is just over an hours drive from Icmeler on a good road.
Akyaka village became famous for its architecture which was introduced by Nail Cakirhan who won a Aga Khan' award in 1986. The houses are a combination of old Ottoman 'Empire and Greek style and maintains warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer. The original design has altered since and only retains a residue of the original architecture, nevertheless the village is very pretty especially with the abundance and perfumes of colorful flowers.
It is said that because of the springs and many eucalyptus trees in and around Akyaka it makes a very therapeutic atmosphere. In fact many people from Mugla actually retire in Akvaka for health reasons -the air is definitely better!
The "conservation" beach is divided from the village by the Kadýn Azmak [woman river] and borders a recognised conservation area. It is not unusual to see otters in the river and the conservation area itself has deer, tortoise, kingfishers, rollers and many other forms of wildlife.
Heading downstream the river displays a wealth of fish and habitat which exist in its clear crystal waters. Meandering through the reed beds, the banks on either side are a home to a variety of wildlife -an electric blue flash darts across as the kingfisher sweeps over the river's surface. Tales of the river bank
There is an excellent choice of restaurants ranging from specialist kebab makers and family run restaurants to the slightly more sophisticated riverside restaurants where fresh water trout is offered alongside a selection of delicious bream, bass and mullet.