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Enjoy a great holiday in Akbuk, Turkey

If you are looking forward to a relaxing holiday break then you will love the really laid back lifestyle that the Aegean resort of Akbuk in Turkey offers. Still resembling a sleepy fishing village this quiet holiday resort offers tourists breathtaking scenery with rolling mountains as a backdrop to the small quiet beaches on the seafront.

Although not far from Altinkum the resort of Akbuk is totally different. Forget about commercialisation here, a holiday in Akbuk will let you take in “the real Turkey” with captivating land, mostly sandy beaches, and the cultural treasures that Turkey offers.

A holiday in Akbuk is all about rest and relaxation, life in this resort goes on at a slow pace especially when compared to other mainstream holiday destinations. In recent years the resort has grown slightly in size and now offers that little bit extra when it come to catering for holiday makers. To meet demand this resort in Turkey now has an adequate number of Akbuk Holiday Apartments that are situated in complexes that are small, medium, and large in-size. Most of these apartment complexes have facilities and amenities that include one or more swimming pools as well as a convenience shop and a bar.

Another area which has grown in size is the number of shops and restaurants that are in the village centre. With more holiday makers staying in accommodation in Akbuk they have grown in number to accommodate this requirement. In addition to small convenience and grocery stores you will now find a few large supermarkets. These are well worth a visit if you intend to stay in Akbuk on a self catering basis.

The number of restaurants and eateries in the holiday resort of Akbuk has also seen growth. Investors have chosen to open several new eateries as well as develop existing ones. If you are a regular visitor to Akbuk you will see the changes each time you visit, it is worth mentioning though that here in Akbuk businesses can change hands often and sometimes that can mislead the figures. Some of the “new” restaurants and cafe bars may simply have had a name change in-line with the new ownership. You can read more on Akbuk Restaurants here.

Where is the location for an Akbuk Holiday?

The quiet and peaceful resort of Akbuk is located approximately in the centre of the most famous Aegean coastline in Turkey, it is positioned between Bodrum and the busy holiday resort of Kusadasi. It’s location is approximately 20 km from the more well known (and very commercialised) resort of Altinkum that is next to Didum. It is approximately 60 km from Kusadasi. The nearest airport to Akbuk is Bodrum airport, if you choose to travel to the resort by the main road this is a distance of approximately 70 km in distance. A shorter mountain route can be taken to travel to Akbuk, the winding mountain road is approximately 45 km distance from the airport to the resort centre. If you decide to arrive at a different airport in Turkey then the alternative choice open for you is Izmir airport, this is approximately 140 km in distance. If you have booked a taxi or a minibus transfer to take you from Bodrum airport to your Akbuk apartment, hotel, or holiday home in this resort, most taxi and airport transfer operators choose to travel by way of using the mountain road route because of the time saving given.

Temperature and weather in Akbuk

This small Turkish holiday resort enjoys approximately 300 days of sun each year mirrored with a cool and gentle breeze that flows off the surrounding mountain coastline and hills. This slight breeze is very welcome at times especially when you consider that temperatures in the height of summer in Turkey can often reach up into 40 degrees plus Celsius. You can view the latest up-to date weather forecast here.        

What can you do in this resort?

Unlike the very commercialised resorts of Altinkum and Kusadasi the holiday resort of AKBUK TURKEY is more focused on rest, relaxation, and adventure. The resort is close to several ancient historical sights both Greek and Roman. Two sights to mention are Ephesus and the Temple of Apollo. If you enjoy sight-seeing by way of visiting historical sights you will find plenty to explore and visit whilst in Turkey. You can travel to sights such as these by taking a trip booked from one of the resort tourist shops, using local car rental, or taking an excursion from your apartment complex or hotel organisers office.  

Boat Trips; these are always a favourite. You will find countless boat trips can be booked from the small fishing harbour that is in the resort centre or alternatively from one of the local tourist agent offices. In addition to leisure boat trips that usually offer visits to several nearby beach coves and beautiful swimming locations, you can also undertake fishing trips if this is something that appeals to you. If you are a keen sea angler Turkey offers some of the best deep sea fishing especially for catching sea bass and tuna fish.

Other things you can do is enjoy the hospitality of the local bars, the cafes, and restaurants. Most cafes and restaurants serve traditional Turkish food with a few offering basic international menus as well. In no particular order at the time of writing you could visit the following eateries; Akvaryum, Celebi, Covent Garden, the Derby Bar, the Garden, Liberte Bar, the Liman Cafe, Pasa, Pizza Hatti, Sultan, Sumer Cafe, and Yosun. In addition you will find other small cafes and takeaways that serve a wide range of food and at very low “Turkish” affordable prices.

Shopping; In the peak holiday season of the summer months Akbuk has a summer night market which is a market where you can buy craft items, jewellery, quality wines, clothing, and traditional Turkish gift items. If you are after a nice present to take home then the Akbuk night market is well worth a trip to. There is also a village market held on each Friday. This is a weekly open type market where you can buy really cheap priced fresh fruit and vegetables, all types of household items, groceries, clothes, jewellery, footwear, and much more. If you are staying in an Akbuk Self Catering Holiday Apartment then here you can go wild and stock up on all the fresh fruit and vegetables you desire. In addition you can buy basic food items such as bread, milk, cheese, and eggs.  

Akbuk Holiday Accommodation

The majority of holiday accommodation in this resort is by way of Akbuk Holiday Apartments. In addition you will find holiday homes that are usually in the form of semi-detached or stand-alone detached villas. For most people a self catering type accommodation is all that is needed - and these can be rented in a wide range of sizes. From studio single bedroom apartments through to duplex luxury units you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday accommodation rental here.

Akbuk Apartment Letting’s; When it comes to booking your holiday stay in Akbuk it is worth noting that you should book early! Although you will be spoilt for choice when looking at the range of accommodation in this resort this does not mean that your chosen accommodation will be available. With this lovely peaceful resort becoming more and more popular demand for a holiday apartment rental in Akbuk can often mean demand outstrips the supply. This is especially the case for tourists that wish to book for the peak summer months as well as the UK school holiday periods.

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