Akyaka, one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the Aegean region, is located in the Ula region of Mugla province. Akyaka, which stands out for its historical and natural beauties, is a very rich place when it comes to places to visit and things to do. In Akyaka, which has made a name for itself with its pristine bays and beaches, there is nothing better than spending a pleasant holiday in the lap of lush nature. We have provided you with information about the surrounding villages, places to visit and activities in Akyaka, Muğla.

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How to get to Akyaka?

You can take the air or car option to get to Akyaka which is very close to Mugla and Marmaris. If you want to go by road, you can get to Akyaki, which is 25 km from Mugla and 35 km from Marmaris, by private car or bus. For air travel, you must first land at Dalaman Airport. Then, after driving 67 km by bus or private car, you can reach Akyaka.

Akyaka is located 850 km from Istanbul, 620 km from Ankara and 240 km from Izmir.

Akyaka beaches

  • Akyaka beach
  • 72 Stair Bay
  • Colonel Cove
  • Nose dark
  • Aquarium Cove
  • Maden Pier Beach
  • Chinar beach
  • Valentines Cove Beach
  • Horizon Beach
  • Bay Turnali Beed
  • Akbuk Bay – Gokova
  • Kite Beach
  • Sedir Island and Cleopatra Beach
  • Incekum beach

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Akyaka places to visit


Azmak River, Akyaka Beach, Sedir Island, Akbuk Bay, Idima Ancient City, Degirmenbuku Bay, Akchapinar Village and Sakartepe Viewpoint are the must-see and visit places in Akyaka.

Azmak River

The Azmak River is one of the natural beauties that you should definitely see in Akyaka. Reeds and ducks can be seen next to this freshwater river. If you have never been here before, you should definitely join the boat trips on the river and try the delicious food of the restaurants along the river.

Akyaka beach

One of the best options for those wishing to swim in Akyaka is Akyaka Beach. It is a public beach and one of the rare Blue Flag places in Muğla. The sea with a sandy bottom is quite shallow, so this is one of the best options for families with children. In addition, this beach is suitable for people with reduced mobility. The beach is in a protected area of ​​the 1st degree, which ensures that its unique nature will not be disturbed. There are cafes and restaurants where you can have a quiet time among the trees behind the beach, which stands out for its magnificent nature and clear sea.

Cedar Island

Sedir Island, which is very close to Marmaris, is located in the Gulf of Gokova. You can take a boat from Akyaka to reach Sedir Island, which is frequented by local and foreign tourists. The ancient city of Kedrai and Cleopatra Beach are located on the island of Sedir.

Akbuk Bay

Located 25 kilometers from Akyaka, Akbuk Bay is in a conservation area of ​​the 1st degree and is under protection. Akbuk Bay, at the foot of the Kiran Mountains, can be reached by private car or by boat departing from Akyaka. Akbuk Bay, which has all sorts of shades of blue and green, is compared to heaven on earth.

Ancient city of Idima

The ancient city of Ydyma is located on a hill above the village of Gekova. With a history of around 2500 years, the city is a must-see for history buffs. There are tombs on the hill just above the village of Gökova along with the remains of the city’s acropolis, which is believed to have been built in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. The tombs in the ancient city were carved out of the rocks. These tombs are built as houses where the dead people can spend their afterlife.

Degirmenbuku bay

Degirmenbuku Bay, also known as English Bay, is the largest bay in Gökova. The bay, which you can reach in about 30 minutes by private car, is surrounded by green trees and every shade of blue can be seen in the sea. You can visit this bay not only in summer, but also in spring. Here you can admire the trees, walk among the lush nature and fish.

Akkapinar village

Akchapinar village is often visited by those who want to rent a canoe or go kite surfing. There are kitesurfing schools on Akchapinar beach. The period from mid-spring to early autumn is the best time for kitesurfing. Lessons in kitesurfing schools start at 11 am and last until 7 pm.

Viewpoint of Sakartepe

Sakartepe Viewing Terrace is ideally located for those who want to see the unique nature of Gökov and the clear waters of the sea. From the observation terrace, located at an altitude of 903 meters, a magnificent view of Gökova opens up under your feet. The observation deck is also a popular place for paragliding enthusiasts. If you want to make your trip more exciting, you can come here and paraglide with a trained instructor.

What to do in Akyaka


There are many activities you can do in Akyaka which is the address of heaven on earth. Here’s what to do in Akyaka.

Take a boat trip on the Azmak River

One of the best things you can do in Akyaka is take a boat trip on the Azmak River. The capacity of boats making trips along the river is 10-15 people. These boats line up like minibuses and the tour starts as they fill up. The boat trip on the river takes about 30 minutes, and the expeditions continue until the evening.

Visit the bays with daily boat tours

If you have completed the tour along the Azmak River, it’s time for magnificent bays. By joining the daily boat trips in Akyaka, you will be able to see the coves dominated by blue and green colors and swim in these coves.


The most famous campsite in Akyaka is Akyaka Forest Camp. This campsite has suitable conditions for those who are camping for the first time. There are also places where you can meet your many needs such as hot water, toilet, kitchen and electricity. Even if you don’t have a tent, you can get a tent at the forest camp.

Don’t miss the perfect canoeing experience

Canoe tours are organized in Akchapinar Azmak. Here in the place known as the Amazon, an amazing canoeing experience is offered. What’s more, you don’t need to know anything about canoeing to practice this sport. While you are canoeing, a boat comes with you, and if you get tired, they tie the canoe to the boat and pull it.

Kitesurfing (kiting)

One of the most popular activities in Akyaka is kitesurfing. The winds in Akyaka are perfect for kitesurfing and the long beach called Kitezone makes it a very popular spot for kitesurfing. You can get kitesurfing lessons from the schools here, or if you know how to kitesurf, you can rent equipment from the schools.

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