town in Bodrum District, Aegean Turkey

Yalıkavak is a town in Bodrum Peninsula of southern Aegean Region, Turkey.

Get inEdit

The closest airport to Yalikavak is Bodrum Airport. The easiest way to go to Yalikavak is to take a minibus from Bodrum. It costs about 3.50 TL per person and available practically 24 hours, except between 05:00-07:00.

Get aroundEdit


  • Yalikavak is surrounded by windmills, you will find them just about everywhere. These windmills are from an earlier era.
  • Yalikavak Marina is popular with yachties who come from all over to experience its superb facilities and one of the places to see in Yalikavak. It is just a short walk from the center of Yalikavak.


There are many small beaches in Yalikavak all of which are very clean with warm crystal clear waters. The beaches are particularly scenic and are also very popular during the evenings with holiday makers enjoying the spectacular sunsets beyond the Aegean.

Many people come to Yalikavak to sail from Port Bodrum the large marina. Many charter companies have boats based here, including Aura Yachting, giving access to sailing areas both to the north of the Bodrum peninsula or to the south.


Shopping opportunities in Yalikavak can include the weekly market selling everything from fresh seafood to clothing and hand made goods with weekly public bazaar on every Thursdays.

Some of what are popular to buy while in Yalıkavak include local weavings, kilims, souvenirs, little windmills that are the symbol of Yalikavak, unique carpets of Turkey, hand made clothes, jewellery, watches, and leather.


Walking through the town centre of Yalikavak you will find many bars and restaurants, many of which are alongside the beach or harbour.

  • Musti's Steakhouse. A few yards walk (turn left/east) of the marina entrance. It has a good menu of steaks, burgers and chicken with a good selection of wines and other drinks. Prices work out about the same as a Turkish restaurant.




Telephone code of the town is (+90) 252.

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