Here is MY list that you should not miss when you arrive in Akyaka;

Day Activities;

1- Before reaching Akyaka, there is an observation point where you can settle down and enjoy the spectacular Gökova Bay view.

2- Enjoy Turkish breakfast by the Azmak River. Breakfast is served till lunch time and not served afterwards.

3- After your breakfast, drink Turkish coffee in Azmak river. Chairs are put inside the river :) 

4- After your coffee, visit Gökova for kitesurfing. This is the best place for kitesurfing in Turkiye.

5- Akyaka Beach area is disappointing place and packed most of the time. Visit Akbük !

Night Activities;

1- There are 2 bars in Akyaka. Visit “The Bar”. 

2- You may get bored in Akyaka at nights. Switching to Marmaris nights is a good option.


Breakfast in Kordon Restaurant
Breakfast in Kordon Restaurant

Chill-out in Orfoz Restaurant by Azmak river
Chill-out in Orfoz Restaurant by Azmak river

Azmak river is damn cold. You will understand what I mean when you go step inside. Having a cold beer inside this cold river will fresh you under the burning sun. Enjoy this perfect combination.

You may arrange boat tours in Azmak. Some people jump into the river and enjoy the current taking you to the sea. 



Azmak river.
Azmak river.


Akyaka / Turkiye

Kitesurfing in Gökova Bay
Kitesurfing in Gökova Bay

I really don’t recommend Akyaka main beach. Mainly preferred by local people prefer. They settle down in the early hours of the morning and get packed too fast. Waves make swimming not comfortable. You may have some other options around Akyaka. Less crowd will be in Maden İskelesi. Settle down on a sunbed located on wharfs. You will get good service in here.

If you are looking for crystal clear water, Akbük Koyu is the best option which makes 22 kms distance to Akyaka. 


Location of Akbük Koyu



Enjoy watching kitesurfers in Gökova Bay.
Enjoy watching kitesurfers in Gökova Bay.


Breakfast in Kordon Restaurant (on right)
Breakfast in Kordon Restaurant (on right)

Another breakfast location by Azmak river
Another breakfast location by Azmak river

Orfoz Restaurant
Orfoz Restaurant

Chill-out in Orfoz Restaurant by Azmak river
Chill-out in Orfoz Restaurant by Azmak river

Turkish coffee time in Orfoz Restaurant by Azmak river
Turkish coffee time in Orfoz Restaurant by Azmak river

Akyaka / Turkiye

Gökova Bay
Gökova Bay