Daily Archives: May 31, 2016

Akyaka – another visit

Akbuk

We returned to Akyaka for our third visit.  It seems to be becoming an annual event.  The picture above,  by the way is not Akyaka but Akbük (there are at least two places called Akbük but this one is between Akyaka and Oren).

Akyaka is one of Turkey’s official slow cities.  It’s a place we go to relax so we can’t report any frenetic activity.   We ate a great deal of kalamari and other seafood, all of which was fantastic. Akyaka really is a  good place for seafood.  Oh, and hand made organic goat milk ice cream.

We took the bike for a ride along the coast.  We went down into Akbük pictured.  At ground level there is a narrow, stony beach packed with chaise longues and parasols, so close together that everyone could hold hands.  Not really as attractive as it looks from a distance, though there were plenty of cafes and restaurants that looked pleasant enough.  We rode as far as Oren which we liked.  It’s a ‘real’ place (obviously has year round activity) and we ate gözleme and more kalamari.

Next day we attempted a circular walk that should have been about 12 Km.  Our intended route was interrupted at the last moment by an unfordable inlet so we had to turn around and go back the way we came.  This made it a much longer walk but very worthwhile as we were able to sit in a ploughed field and watch a colony of bee eaters.