Akyaka & Gökova

Akyaka & Gökova

Akyaka is situated in the southwest region of Turkey, at the eastern end of the Gökova Gulf , approximately 58 km from D Maris Bay. Its delightful position at the end of the Gökova gulf bordered in the north by the almost 1000 m high Sakartepe and in the south by the wetlands of the Gökova plain ("heaven's plain") along with its multitude of species, particularly water birds, takes the visitor into its spell. The main attraction for most of the visitors is the natural beauty of Akyaka , with a multitude of species in the wetlands, among those the nearly extinct European Fish otter (lutra lutra). During the winter months, different types of herons, flamingos, even migrating pelicans can be observed with some luck.

The fish restaurants on the bank of the crystal clear "Kadın Azmak" ('Woman river"), where freshly caught fish is perfectly prepared and served, are very well known by gourmets throughout Turkey.