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Great Article by Leyla appeared in the Daily Sabah, and here’s a Top 10 list of places she mentions:
- Nobu, the international Japanese restaurant sensation, is a dominant fixture at the marina, with a seawater pool, that charges an entry fee of TL 50 on weekdays and TL 75 on weekends.
- Other top hitters on the restaurant front include Mezzaluna and Cipriani, as well as Istanbul favorite Hünkar.
- The most extravagant restaurant, pool and nightclub experience is had at the Billionaire’s Club, which charges a flat rate of TL 75 for a sun lounger.
- Club Monaco caters to the mega yachts and also boasts a replica of Istanbul’s Kız Kulesi (Maiden Tower).
- Plans are to eventually offer high-speed trips to the Greek Islands from this ultra-exclusive marina.
- The long-standing traditional way to spend an evening in Yalıkavak is at one of the traditional fish restaurants on the other side of the marina. While Çimentepe is the oldest, Sait’s has become a landmark, even opening a second branch in the Palmarina.
- For live jazz music, stop by Café Minor, owned by a musician couple, and Giggles for comfy seating on the sand.
- Mythos is the new popular fish tavern along the sea, while Kavaklı Köfte is more down-home with wooden bench seating in the town square.
- Gülten Abla serves up a traditional Turkish fare in a cozy setting under a huge sycamore tree, while expat-owned Le Café has an extensive Italian menu as well as a few authentic Indian offerings and seaside dining.
- For an alternative breakfast option, head to the windmills, located at the top of a hill 5-kilometers in on the road to Bodrum, where you can enjoy a classic Turkish breakfast and a view of the peninsula.
Bodrum to Yalikavak
I came across the blog post from Andrew Petcher, who took a day trip from Bodrum to Yalikavak via dolmus. Here’s an excerpt from his blog:
Eventually we arrived at our destination and from the bus station it was only a short walk to the sea front and a paved promenade that disappeared into the distance around the bay next to an assortment of small fishing boats, holiday yachts and charter vessels and we followed the path towards the town through the main shopping street and past the bars and seafront restaurants which were still preparing for the day ahead….
Last year she discovered Yalikavak, and she wrote about it and her stay at the Sandima 37 Hotel. Continue reading