Yalikavak Travel Guide

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Yalikavak Things to Do

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    the sculptures

    by mindcrime Written Aug 11, 2015

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    I love sculptures, especially of local people but also unusual ones or sculptures that pay tribute to some people or activities.

    At the park near the sea we saw many of them:
    Pic1: a woman holding something (it’s not clear, any clue?)
    Pic2: a tribute to local divers in the old traditional uniform, don’t forget that the area was always the main sponger fishing port for Bodrum peninsula
    Pic3: a monument about Mehmet Bayzit, two times mayor of Yalikavak.

    a tribute to local divers monument about Mehmet Bayzit

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    the beach

    by mindcrime Written Aug 11, 2015

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    Most of these seaside towns and villages in Bodrum peninsula are famous for their fish restaurants but as the prices are on the expensive side most people just come for the beach.

    There’s one at Yalikavak too, pretty organized with several sunbeds and umbrellas. That is not leaving much free space in the narrow anyway beach but it’s convenient when you want to spend some lazy hours on the beach enjoying a cocktail etc (most of the times these sunbeds are for free from the café there that usually asks you to order something)

    We had tried the beach at Gumusluk earlier that day so we didn’t swim at this one. Waters seemed clear here too but have in mind in windy days it may a bit annoying (although great for windsurfing)

    Yalikavak beach Yalikavak beach Yalikavak beach
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    the marina

    by mindcrime Written Aug 11, 2015

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    The marina of Yalikavak (which is know as Palmarina) is much smaller than the one in Bodrum but still you can enjoy/watch some of these expensive toys. Its capacity is 450 berths for yachts up to 100meters but they plan to expand this in the future.

    Next to the marina you can walk along the promenade or/and the small park (Sehit Engin Buyuksoylemez parki).

    It was peaceful that Sunday of July, some locals with their dogs, the old windmills (many of them renovated now), some girls fishing next to the marina and most of the people at the beach of course…

    the marina windmill near the marina

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Yalikavak Hotels

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  • Sandima 37 Suites

    Ataturk Caddesi 37, Yalikavak, 48400, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • 4reasons Hotel and Bistro

    Bakan Caddesi No:2, Yalikavak, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Lavanta Hotel

    Mevkii, Papatya Sok. 32, Yalikavak, 48430, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Delta Beach Club

    Aratepe Mevkii SanatcI Evleri Caddesi, No: 29 Yalıkavak, Yalikavak, 48400, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Cactus Fleur

    Tilkicik Koyu Yalikavak, Yalikavak, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Cactus Mirage Family Club

    Tilkicik Koyu, Yalikavak, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Palmalife Bodrum Resort & Spa

    Gokcebel Mah.Sendogan Cd. No 52, Yalikavak, 48900, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Mer-Can Story Apart Hotel

    Plaj You Cad, Yalikavak, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Elite Hotel Bodrum

    Plaj Caddesi, No 71, Yalikavak, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Yalikavak Restaurants

  • The Three Brothers: Super Lamb Dishes

    by YMBFBand Written Aug 27, 2007

    One of the best in Yalikavak for Lamb, with brilliant sea view especially at sunset.

    Favorite Dish: Leg of Lamb is just brill, Sheperds Pie class.

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    • Arts and Culture

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Yalikavak Transportation

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    how to go there

    by mindcrime Written Aug 11, 2015

    Yalikavak is located in SW part of Turkey facing Aegean sea. It’s on the west part of Bodrum peninsula, 18km NW of Bodrum, 7km SW of Gundogan, 10km NE of Gumusluk, 20km N of Turgutreis.

    By dolmush
    We went there from Gumusluk, one way was 4,50TL (you pay inside) and reached Yalikavak after 15 minutes. The otogar(bus station) is located in the heart of the town.
    After touring Yalikavak we took the dolmush again for Gundogan (3,50TL one way)
    As expected there is also dolmush from/to Bodrum (4,50TL one way), they are very frequent in summer and run day and night (except 5 to 7.00am)

    By taxi
    We noticed many of them outside the Yalikavak otogar but we didn’t have to use any as we walked near the seafront only

    By boat
    With so many yachts at the marina of Yalikavak I guess this is another popular way to reach the village…. There are also day trips with boats that moor just next to the marina.

    dolmush at the otogar entrance of the otogar map of Yalikavak general area

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Yalikavak Shopping

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    what to buy in Yalikavak: what to buy in Yalikavak

    by mindcrime Written Aug 11, 2015

    As expected there are many small souvenir stores for the usual magnets, mugs, tshirts or turkish products like yeni raki, lokums, baklava, local weavings, carpets and kilims, jewelry, leather items and the little windmills that the town is famous for (it’s Yalikavak symbol and we saw many of them around).
    As people come here for the beach there were also many stores with beach equipment and clothes.

    We noticed many locals fishing at the beachfront, if you’re jealous you can buy your own fishing equipment at one of the stores that are expert on this, one of them is located opposite the otogar (pic4)

    We needed some new towels for the beach and in Yalikavak we found some really nice ones (although a bit more expensive than the ones in a local super market)

    We also bought some dry fruits and nuts from a local store just opposite the sea promenade (big variety, normal prices) and finally some food items from the supermarket opposite the otogar(bus station) but there’s a lso a weekly market on Thursdays for fruits, greens and seafood

    Last but not least there are many stores with stuff for women (dress, perfumes or what ever else), some locals are very smart how to keep busy the husbands, check pic 5 :)

    souvenirs in Yalikavak dry fruits and nuts in Yalikavak choosing towels... fishing equipment

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Yalikavak Off The Beaten Path

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    the Asri Mezarligi cemetery

    by mindcrime Written Aug 11, 2015

    Ok, summer in Turkey on a seaside resort. No need to visit cemeteries I know :)

    But we were on our way back to the otogar and checked this one for a while, nothing special really (which means no impressive structures apart from regular muslim graves)

    Asri Mezarligi cemetery Asri Mezarligi cemetery

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