Yalikavak is a town near Bodrum in Mugla Province, on the Aegean coast of Turkey.
It is 18 kilometres (11 miles) from Bodrum, on the northern side of the Bodrum peninsula. Yalıkavak is surrounded by hills providing views of the town and surrounding Aegean coastline, and there are several beaches and bays in the vicinity. The Yalıkavak area has been inhabited since around the second millennium BCE.
Formerly the Bodrum area’s main sponge diving port, Yalikavak is now a tourism hub and location for many holiday residences. The town has a bustling centre with weekly markets and numerous shops and restaurants. In 2009 Yalikavak hosted the RS:X Youth World Championships] in windsurfing, with 109 competitors taking part.
The Yalikavak Marina, a major commercial development within the town, provides 620 berths for yachts up to 135m in length, as well as housing a range of shopping, dining and leisure facilities.
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