kyaka not only has natural beauties but beautiful architecture.There are great works of wooden houses which are pioneered by Nail Cakirhan the famous architect. Today there is a construction code in Akyaka which makes Akyaka a spectacular location. We truly enjoyed walking through the streets of Akyaka and vieving the examples of Nail Cakirhan architecture.
Akyaka is located at the end of Gokova Gulf, by the fertile lands of Gökova plain. Once driving down the hill to Akyaka, you will have the spectacular views of the gulf of Gokova and the plain, approximately 20 minutes after Mugla city center at Sakar Pass. This area is also favorite by paragliders.
Right by the town center there is a protected forest area which provides camping opportunities in the summer times. We enjoyed great walks with great views. There is a small restaurant by the Aegean sea which is run by the local association we enjoyed great lunches here. No dinners because there is not much light here at night. They do not serve any dinners in the off season time.
We assume Akyaka becoming so crowded in the summer times. There are numerous boutique hotels to stay. We stayed in Portofino Hotel which is 2 minutes walking distance to town center. If you enjoy quiteness our recommendation is to go to Akyaka in April, May, October or November. You may enjoy renting a bike and cycling through the forests and Azmak stream. In the summertime there are boat tours through the Azmak and there are also boat trips to nearby bays for swimming. What a great location! Azmak stream and bamboos reminded us our Dalyan visit which was 2 years ago.
We recommend staying in Akyaka. In the summertime there are more opportunities to have more activities. There are so many beaches in the area, that you may enjoy swimming in the clear waters of the Aegean. For us one overnight was enough. We had 2 great days. We relaxed a lot.
Below we wanted to share some pictures of our trip. If you have any questions about Akyaka and how to go there, please do not hesitate to e-mail us.
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