Akyaka is only 10 minutes drive away from our villas and it is one of the most beautiful beach resorts you can find the Turkish Turquoise Coast situated right at the tip of magnificent Gokova Bay, on the road between Marmaris, Dalaman and Fethiye.
With its rugged backdrop of awe inspiring mountains, surrounding acres and acres of pine forests, crystal clear freshwater river and streams, abundant flower filled gardens and exquisite Ottoman style architecture, Akyaka remains one of our favorite destinations on the Turkish coast.
Gokova Beach ResortIn spite of its recent growth to a small town, Akyaka remains both scenically stunning and relatively unspoilt, perhaps one of its advantages Is that this is not a summer resort shutting down as soon as the last visitors depart, but a real working village where fishing and farming exist alongside tourism, where the camels are not available to ride as they are too busy carrying the crops from the fields, where the shops and restaurants stay open 12 months of the year to satisfy the demands of the locals and where the character of the village is very firmly imprinted.
The village has numerous food shops and a village bakery which bakes not only delicious bread but also sizzling pide” bread topped with meat and cheese. A permanent fruit and vegetable market ensures you have the best choice of locally grown fruit. 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.
Akyaka BeachesWithin 10 minutes from our villas, the wide sandy beaches of Gokova with its constant cooling breeze is ideal for children as it is shallow for some way out, beach side restaurants provide the ideal lunch venue and beds and sun umbrellas are plentiful; alternatively cross over the wooden bridge to the plain and you have yet another beach; snorkeling enthusiasts will enjoy the rocky coastline bordering the forest whilst the sunbathers can relax on the small platforms cut into the rock face.
The shingle beach at Cinar is just a five minute drive away, surrounded by pine trees, pink oleander and with afresh water stream cutting the beach in half there are few places so naturally beautiful.
Spectacular ScenerySpectacular scenery, stunning beaches and secluded coves.
Several boats offer daily boat trips to the many beautiful bays, islands and sheltered pools of Gokova Gulf. Their famous Blue Voyages are very popular with visitors. Visit Akbuk Bay and practice your water skiing, have fun on a banana boat or swim in the ‘wine dark sea’. Visit Sedir Island with its famous Cleopatra’s Beach and the ancient island city of Kedreai with its attractive amphitheatre. English harbour is another of the destinations offered and if the wind is right you will have the opportunity to ‘sail’ back accompanied by a school of dolphins. Go snorkeling in the 50m deep Dark Blue Bay and who knows you might see some Loggerhead Turtles as well as the teaming masses of fish.
Akyaka Boat TripsBoat trips cost around £10 per person and include the cost of the meal
provided (fish , chicken of meatballs cooked on board on a barbeque) but not the drinks.
There is a reduction for children and infants normally go for free.
Boat trips leave the harbour at 10.00 hrs and return to Akyaka at around 1
8.00 hrs. Transfers from the villas can be arranged upon request.