Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Yalikavak - LUXURY air-conditioned apartment with landscaped garden, Communal swimming pool, Children's pool. Close to Supermarkets, Banks, Dolmus service. Ideal location for sightseeing, relaxing and water sports. This apartment has 2 bedrooms, one with King size bed and one with two single beds. The family bathroom has a bath with overhead shower, a sink and a WC. There is a spacious lounge/dining room that comfortably seats four, with a designer sofa and 2 armchairs, coffee table, satellite TV and CD/DVD. Mosquito nets are fitted to all doors and windows..
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Yalikavak 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bodrum Milas 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Turquoise Coast/Lycia region
Yalikavak dubbed as the St Tropez of the Bodrum Peninsula. Yalikavak is situated on the Aegean Coast and has a wonderful climate characterised with hot summers and mild winters. The summer season is from May to late September, with temperatures from 26°C in May up to 34°C in July.
Yalikavak is rarely seen in travel brochures and remains an exclusive getaway for the discerning traveler. It is renowned for superb sunsets and its unspoiled shoreline and safe sparkling clean sea.
Yalikavak is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on the Bodrum peninsula, the relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect resort for those who want to experience the "real turkey”, providing simple authentic local life at low prices. Home to fishermen and sponge divers, and a haven for yachts. The small harbour is lined with traditional Turkish restaurants, the charming village square is a popular meeting place with its many authentic coffee houses and its here along one of the cobbled streets where you can do a spot of shopping, in the traffic free centre, and every week on a Thursday it hosts one of the biggest fruit, vegetable and clothing markets on the Bodrum Peninsula.
Yalikavak is also ready to greet guests from the sea, with its luxurious new marina. The marina is constructed with an ultimate understanding of design, provides a high level of protection for the boats and offers its many foreign guests everything a five star resort can provide the marina also has some interesting attractions such as diving, a sailing school. Yalikavak is dubbed the St Tropez of the Bodrum peninsula you can also walk along the sea front on a 4 mile flat promenade which is pedestrianized and take in the wonderful scenery and tranquil surroundings.
For the keen golfer Emerald Apartments will be the perfect base for those wanting to combine relaxation and golfing activities as the new Vita Park Golf Courses are only 25 minutes drive away towards the airport, at Tuzla Lake. Vita Park promises to be one of the top PGA golf locations in the world. The area of Tuzla Lake is a famous natural sanctuary for birds and a paradise of flora and fauna, especially in the spring.
In Yalikavak you will also find: sailing, boat hire, wind surfing, fishing, cycling, horse riding, scuba diving, Gullet Cruises from one to seven days can be arranged, and the local aqua park is 20/25 minutes by car.
The cosmopolitan town of Gumbet and Bodrum are only 20-25 minutes drive away or a Dolmus (local bus) can be taken from the bus station in the centre of Yalikavak.
Those wishing to venture a bit further might like to take the ferry across from Bodrum to the Greek island of Kos.
There are many land based places to visit. These include Ephesus, the largest archaeological site in the world, the stunning pools at Pamukkale, the royal rock tombs at Dalyan, the temple of Apollo at Didim or St. Peters Castle, built by the crusaders, in Bodrum itself.
Yalikavak lies at the north-west corner of the Bodrum Peninsula, 17 km or 10 miles from Bodrum and used to be a fishing and sponge divers village. The permanent inhabitants of Yalikavak number around 6, 800 people. This fertile coastal region is ideal for sailing and all water sports and attracts many foreign yachts to the harbour that once sheltered mainly fishing boats.Yalikavak is renown for superb sunsets and its unspoilt shoreline and sparkling clean sea is one of the few remaining abodes of the endangered “Monachus Monachus” mediterranean seals and therefore a protected area. In 2002 Yalikavak Bay was awarded the "Blue Flag" for its clean waters.
The gilt head bream and red mullet served in the town's waterside restaurants are a local speciality.The historic sites such as Sandima, Pasanda (Geri?), Kandiba and Termil (Dirmil/Gökçebel) attract visitors from all over. Archaeological excavations have established that human habitation in the region began near the end of the second millennium B.C., and artefacts show that the area was inhabited in the Carian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Yalikavak is famous for the numerous windmills found in the vicinity.The winds that until recently turned the vanes of these working windmills, now fill the sails of boats and windsurfs. Another “typical” feature found in abundance here are domed water cisterns which, in the past, were used in times of drought and are now being adapted for artistic and cultural uses.