Akyaka.. a charming small coastal town on the Turkish Aegean



Akyaka is situated in the province of Muğla, in the southwest of Turkey, at the eastern end of the Gökova gulf, between Marmaris, Mu?la and Bodrum. It is not a crowded place with a couple of thousands of inhabitants in the winter time. In the summer the place gets crowded.



The main attraction for most of the visitors is the natural beauty of Akyaka, with a multitude of species in the wetlands, among those the nearly extincted European Fishotter(lutra lutra), during the wintermonths different types of herons, flamingos, even migrating pelicans can be observed with some luck. Since some years paragliding from the height of the Sakartepe, the “local mountain” of Akyaka, down to the plain became quite fashionable. The launch site is sufficient, but not easy for beginners.

People from big cities seeking unspoiled nature and the refreshening summer climate with a constantly blowing seabreeze come to live at places like AKYAKA.

The tourist boom, beginning in Turkey in the 80’s and persisting until today, did not ignore Akyaka. Still most of Akyaka’s visitors being turkish, the number of european tourists is increasing gradually.

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