Top things to do in Yalıkavak

Italian in Yalıkavak

Le Café

This Indian-owned Italian/Indian restaurant is everything to everyone, serving up pizza, pasta and the house speciality, chicken parmigiana, with as much aplomb as it does pakoras, samosas and tikka masala. Ask nice…
Anatolian in Yalıkavak


Run by a family from Gaziantep, Özmasa specialises in Anatolian dishes such as testi kebabı (lamb with onions and mushrooms cooked in a sealed terracotta pot) and halep işi kebap (spicy minced beef with yoghurt and …
Gallery in Yalıkavak

Dibeklihan Culture & Art Village

In the all-but abandoned village of Yakaköy just off the road between Yalıkavak and Ortakent, this complex contains an art gallery, cinema, shops, the Dibek Sofrası restaurant and an exhibition with Ottoman antiques…
Music in Yalıkavak

Sunsplash Festival

This popular mid-September music festival, an eclectic mix of electronic, world and jazz DJs and musicians, has now moved from Ortakent to Xuma Beach at Yalıkavak.
Seafood in Yalıkavak

Yalı Kıyı

This seafood restaurant is as popular for its waterfront location with its incomparable views westward as its fresh fish dishes and mezes.
Turkish in Yalıkavak


This popular restaurant and its well-stocked bar across the promenade from the beach was getting a well-deserved facelift during our last visit and no doubt will emerge phoenix-like better than ever. Dishes range fr…