Dramatic mountains rising steeply behind, a gulf of turquoise clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea stretching out within Gokova Bay and nestled between the characteristic red-roofed, whitewashed houses with ornate pine-timbered eaves and balconies strewn with brilliant pink bougainvillaea nestling at the foot of the Sakartepe Mountain.The beaches are surrounded by olive groves, rocky crags and pinewoods, and dotted with idyllic fishing harbours. The Aegean coastal plain enjoys an exceptionally mild climate, with green luscious springs, hot summers, sunny autumns and warm winters. The main attraction for most of the visitors is the natural beauty of Akyaka. The springs and many eucalyptus trees in and around Akyaka create the therapeutic atmosphere.
The fish restaurants on the bank of the crystal-clear ” Kadin Azmak” (‘Woman river`) where freshly caught fish is perfectly prepared and served, are well known by gourmets throughout the region. Enjoy your meal beside the spring-fed rivers where ducks, otters and terrapins are your dining companions.
The village is famous throughout Turkey, not only for its natural beauty, but also for its special architecture. The famous architect Nail Cakirhan won the ‘Aga Khan’ award in 1986 to honour his special type of carved wooden houses. The village is strictly monitored to ensure it maintains a picture post card image, and the conservation areas are carefully preserved. This region offers a holiday with something for everyone – nature lovers, sun worshippers, photographers, sports enthusiasts, sailors and archaeologists.
How to go Akyaka
Dalaman to Akyaka is 55 km.