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    Akyaka

    August 16 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Really picturesque town situated on the banks of a beautiful clear, fast flowing river full of large and small fish, and at the foot of a huge mountain range. 6TL per person boat trips ran up and down the river, Turks bathed in the freezing waters, tourists littered the fish restaurants along the waterfront and kids played in the shallow water of the sea beach. We stayed in an air bnb at the very top of the hill and relaxed for a few days. The unusual thing about the town was the uniformity of the beautiful old Ottoman style buildings with wooden veranda with ornate carved wooden ceilings. This kind of building conservation and restoration we have not seen anywhere in Turkey really, so it was quite a pleasant surprise. The town was overrun with tourists with every other building being a pansyion or hotel, and we were told that there was such demand for holiday let's and such money to be made that many residents let out their home for the summer months and were living on the local municipal campsite.Read more