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Yalikavak is located in Turkey
Location of Yalikavack
Coordinates: 37°06′32″N 27°16′56″E / 37.10886°N 27.282143°E / 37.10886; 27.282143Coordinates: 37°06′32″N 27°16′56″E / 37.10886°N 27.282143°E / 37.10886; 27.282143
Country  Turkey
Region Aegean
Province Muğla
Population (2007)
 • Total 8,701
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 48400
Licence plate 48
Website Municipality of Yalıkavak official site

Yalıkavak is a town near Bodrum in Muğla province, on the Aegean coast of Turkey. It is 18 kilometres (11 miles) from Bodrum and located at the north eastern tip of the Bodrum peninsula. It has been inhabited since near the end of the second millennium B.C.[2] It is an important tourist resort.[citation needed]

Formerly the Bodrum area’s main sponge fishing port,[3] Yalikavak is considered the most elite village on the Bodrum Peninsula.[citation needed] It has a bustling centre, particularly on market day (Thursday), many beaches including two blue flag beaches one at the port[4] and the other the public beach.[5] It also has many high quality restaurants as well as several magnificent bays.[6] Yalıkavak is surrounded by hills offering tourists views of the town and nearby Aegean coastline.[citation needed]

In 2009 Yalikavak hosted the Palmalife RS:X Youth World Championships[7][8] in which 109 competitors took part.[9]

The port Palmarina Bodrum (formerly Port Bodrum Marina) is also in Yalikavak with 620 berths for yachts up to 100m[10] which also has a 2,500 seat Amphitheatre.[11] It was bought in 2011 for 42 million dollars with plans to increase capacity to 800.[12]



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