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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 (US$ 2.30) per person and available practically 24 hours, except between 5AM and 7AM.
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 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, leather and just about anything else that you can think of.
Walking through the town centre of Yalikavak you will find many bars and restaurants, many of which are alongside the beach or harbour.
After a hard week or two of sailing, which is inevitably combined with a nightly Turkish menu, it is great to find something different! Musti's Steakhouse is 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. The Saffron chicken and the very large home made burgers went down very well after a week of activity. Prices work out about the same as a Turkish restaurant. As at end of April 2011 the restaurant was fully open but not fully completed .... a few bits of decoration and that essential to all yacties, WiFi, needed to be completed. It also didn't have a name visible on the outside, but I'm sure this will be remedied very quickly. Highly recommended.
Telephone code of the town is (+90) 252.