What to do in Yalikavak, Bodrum

Why visit Yalikavak? Well, simply because Yalikavak on the Bodrum Peninsula is one of Turkey’s best kept secrets. If you’re looking for a relaxing villa holiday, then Yalikavak is arguably the perfect location. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere makes the resort the ideal destination for a wonderful family holiday, with wall-to-wall sunshine, great food and welcoming and warm people.

What to do in Yalikavak?


If you like life on the beach, then you’ll be spoilt for choice. Yalikavak has many small beaches. Each beach is clean and well-maintained and washed by the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. All of the beaches are scenic. They’re popular by day, and even more popular by night as tourists gather to watch the spectacular sunsets.

Eating out

Yalikavak is renowned for the quality of its food. It rightly boasts some of the finest restaurants on the Bodrum Peninsula. Some of the best restaurants can be found around the harbour area. If you like fish, or if you fancy trying some traditional Turkish speciality meze dishes and local casseroles, then you’ll be very well catered for. The waterfront restaurants not only offer delicious food and wine, but also a wonderful view of the harbour and those spectacular sunsets.


Yalikavak is a wonderful destination for anyone who likes a bit or retail therapy. You may not get the upmarket stores you’re used to, or the chain stores you’re familiar with, but what you will get is variety. Yalikavak has weekly markets selling everything from fresh seafood to clothing, hand made goods and local artefacts.

Sightseeing around Yalikavak

Nearby Bodrum, which boasts the ancient Bodrum Castle and the Underwater Archaeology Museum is a must-see destination. Bodrum also has a number of first class restaurants and night time activities and is less than half an hour’s drive from Yalikavak. Take a trip to the Greek Island of Kos and you will be rewarded with spectacular beaches and vibrant nightlife. Gumbet is also popular for its bars and clubs.


Diving in Yalikavak is a popular pastime and there are dive schools available as well as daily dive excursions for certified divers. There are three day dive package tours available as well as snorkelling tours for any non-divers in your party. A number of other waters ports are also available in Yalikavak including windsurfing and sailing.

Boat Trips

Boat trips are one of the best ways to take in the spectacular views of the Turkish Riviera. Full day sailing excursions will include lunch and the opportunity to swim in the mineral-rich waters in the secluded grottos of Black Island. Other boat trips are available to the beautiful Camel Beach and Bagla Bay.

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