Yalikavak & Bodrum; Small, Charming Towns of the Turkish Aegean
Just two kilometres from town centre, one of the best small luxury boutique hotels of Bodrum Peninsula, the 4reasons hotel+bistro is conveniently located on the hills of Yalikavak, a small, charming historic fishing and sponge hunting town, surrounded by hills and beaches laying on the Western side of the peninsula. Yalikavak has lately become the meeting point of cultured travelers, sailors, artists, and bohemians from all around the world. To the gourmet travelers' advantage, most of the reknown fish restaurants of the Bodrum Peninsula are located in the cozy centre of Yalikavak or around its beautiful marina.
Well known for its breathtaking sunsets, and charming windmills, Yalikavak offers a great local experience for travellers strolling around beautiful white-washed houses, small cafes and shops on the cascading bougainvillea lined, narrow streets.
Described as the land of eternal blue by Homer, only 18 kilometers from Yalikavak, the ancient town of Halicarnassus is now called Bodrum. This delightfully charming coastal town with 3,000 years of history offers a fascinating medley of exciting sights, tastes, aromas and people.
Bodrum was once home to the famous historian Heredotus (484-425 BC) and the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is now the entertainment and culture capital of the Southern Aegean. Shopping in charming boutique shops, dining at various restaurants, local or cosmopolitan, visiting historical sites such as the majestic castle built by the Knights of Rhodes, catching live performances and attending festivals are some of the many options for cultured travelers visiting Bodrum.
To check out what more is out there, click the link Sites and Activities in Bodrum Peninsula and Beyond.