The picturesque town of Yalikavak lies on the north-west tip of the Bodrum peninsula, one of Turkey's most historically important and beautiful areas. Yalikavak town, a former fishing and sponge divers village is 17km from Bodrum Town. It has around 6,800 permanent residents. The fertile coastal region is ideal for sailing and other water sports, and attracts many foreign yachts to it's harbour. Yalikvak is renowned for its superb sunsets, unspoilt shorelines and sparkling clean seas. In 2002, Yalikavak Bay was awared the "Blue Flag" for its clean waters.
Turkey is home to two of the Seven Wonders of the World with the Mausoleum at Halicornissus located minutes away in Bodrum.
The Bodrum peninsula is as lovely and active now as ever. There is a wealth of activities to suit every taste, including outstanding local cuisine and fine art, extreme sports and a bustling nightlight, there is literally something for everyone.
Yalikavak impresses with its combination of aluring traditional charm and it's recognition of the importance of contemporary comforts. Making the town attractive to those who cherish both the old and the new. The town is neat and tidy; many aging buildings having undergone sensitive restoration and coversion to modern use, one being an old water cistern converted to a gallery displaying the work of well-know local and national artists.
Southwestern Turkey is blessed with a warm, sunny climate. Spring & Autumn feature blooming gardens and mountain herbs, while the Winter Months bring olive and tangerine harvests.