Harbour at Yalikavak, Bodrum, Turkey.  

Tranquil and relaxing Yalikavak.

Yalikavak is the second largest holiday resort on the peninsular, the larghest being Bodrum / Gumbet, only a twenty minute ride away.


Yalikavak is perfectly situated for touring the many resorts of the Bodrum Peninsula, including of course, Bodrum itself. In Yalikavak you will find lovely harbourside bars, uncrowded beaches, clear blue sea, beautiful sunsets and fantastic restaurants making it the ideal holiday destination.

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The Bodrum Peninsular.

The Peninsular is a superb holiday destination located on the Aegean coast of Turkey. The best holiday resorts to stay are Bodrum, famed for it's nightlife and bohemian atmosphere or Yalikavak for a more relaxing holiday.The two resorts are just a twenty minute taxi or bus ride apart. There are many other small holiday resorts that can easily be reached for days out, or maybe a trip to the ancient remains of Ephesus.


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Yalikavak, the perfect holiday getaway on the Bodrum Peninsular.

Life in Yalikavak mainly centers around the beaches, shops and the many small bars and restaurants, many of which are situated alongside the harbour and beaches.

The marina, Palmarina, is just a short stroll along the bay. Palmarina has a World class nightclub, the Billionaire Club, though this does not spoil the more relaxed ambiance of Yalikvak town. In Palmarina you will also be able to explore the narrow streets to find the boutiques, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and shops that stock many high quality designer goods.

The surrounding hills offer unique views over the bay and are ideal for long walks and picnics. A well known walk is to Sandima.

Around and about Yalikavak.

Holidays at Yalikavak, Bodrum, Turkey.

The beach runs around the bay and through the town centre, a lovely stroll, especially in the evenings. It is a narrow sand and pebble beach that never gets too crowded; you can always find a quiet spot. There are several bathing jetties to swim or fish from. Most bars and restaurants are alongside the beach and harbour, from which you can witness amazing sunsets. buy a few drinks and relax on the beach areas belonging to the restaurants, they are sandier areas.

The old harbour at Yalikavak, Turkey.

The Harbour has a unique feel, very foreign, yet very friendly. Admire the boats as you have a gentle stroll around and watch them unloading their catch for you to enjoy at the many local restaurants. Near the harbour there is also a beautiful example of one of Yalikavak's windmills. It’s been fully renovated, and you can go inside and take a look around it's workings.

Yalikavak restaurants

Bars and Restaurants line the beach and harbour and provide some of the best cuisine on the Peninsula. Admire the famous sunsets over the bay as you enjoy your meal. The locally caught fish provide dishes that are not to be missed. The many disco's, nightclubs, bars and restaurants of Bodrum are only a 20 min taxi journey.

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Yalikavak shopping

Shopping. The famous Thursday market, the biggest on the Peninsular of Turkey, is the place to go. Local weavings, kilims, holiday souvenirs, little windmills that are the symbol of Yalikavak, unique carpets of Turkey, hand made clothes, jewellery, watches, leather and just about anything else that you can think of.


Palmarina, is located in a beautiful bay, providing some of the best sailing in Turkey. The new Palmarina Island now also hosts the famous Billionaire Club, a fabulous jet-set nightclub and Billionaire beach with 700 sqm seawater pool. Two new restaurants on the island offer a fine-dining experience and after-dinner entertainment. Explore the narrow lanes for designer goods in a wide variety of boutiques and shops.

Bodrum castle view

Bodrum has many hotels and villas for your holiday stay. What's the attraction? Fabulous scenery, The town is a tableau of white-washed homes, purple bougainvilleas and olive-green hillsides. Take in the bohemian atmosphere, the historic sites, maybe even a crazy night out at the world famous Halikarnass disco, not for the faint-hearted, right alongside the castle.

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Museum of underwater archaeology.

The museum is situated within the Castle of St.Peter, overlooking the bay of Bodrum. Give yourselves half a day to have a good look around the Castle. There ia much to do and see as well as a lovely walk around the castle walls. Best to visit in the morning to avoid the afternoon sun.

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The Uluburun Shipwreck, a late14th century BC ship of the Late Bronze Age period, is housed at the museum.

After your visit to the castle and museum enjoy lunch or a drink at one of the many harbourside restaurants, or do a bit of shopping around the many shops just a short stroll away.