As you approach Yalikavak, over the spine of the hill, where you find a row of windmills, there is a breathtaking view of the whole area including the bays of Tilkicik, Pasa and Agacbasi - and the lower deep green bay of Yalikavak itself. The name Yalikavak means poplars by the sea but the abundance of trees are actually not poplars, but plane trees. However, the do attest to the fact Yalikavak does have a very good supply of fresh water, hence the greeness.
Combining traditional charm with modern hotel comforts, Yalikavak is the favourite choice of many discerning visitors.
The small shops in the traffic free town centre have benefitted from sensitive restoration and conversion, and many interesting and unusual souvenirs can be found. A former water cistern has been converted into a small art gallery which exhibits the works of both local and well known artists.
The gleaming yachts and gaily painted fishing boats in the harbour are a delight to watch from one of the relaxed and friendly waterfront cafes. The restaurants of Yalikavak have not yet succumbed to international cousine, but offer some of the freshest and tastiest local cooking in the area.