"Akbuk Maybe My New Home - Stunning Quiet and Safe" Akbuk by rachel_sun

Akbuk Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 16 photos

Fell in love as soon as I saw this amazing place

I went to Turkey looking for a house and visited several areas. Stayed in Kusadasi and visited Altinkum and Akbuk. Altinkum beach was nice and the main street was ok. But I found Altinkum built up and the housing estates and building was going mad. I prefer quiet places and when we went to Akbuk, knew I had found my kind of place.

Peaceful with just enough shops for your needs.

Akbuk has not been hit by mass tourism and it is protected from such. The pine and olive trees are protected from being cut down. Buildings are regulated and are not allowed higher than 2.1 floors. ( 2 levels + attic room). The coastline has not been built on and all buildings are on other side of road away from beach. The beach is 6km long and a sheltered bay. Local fishermen go fishing every day here and you can buy fish off them. You can also catch a boat and cruise along the coast. There is a local market every Friday.

Saw Solar Eclipse While in Akbuk.

While I was property hunting in Akbuk, we stopped and watched the solar eclipse. We went to a local bar located on the seafront and ordered a beer. The eclipse lasted about an hour and a half. Akbuk was not South enough for total darkness but it was still impressive and it did go kind of dark, dusk. The eclipse was 90% here. The temperature was about 24c and sunny, as the eclipse progressed the temp dropped to 10c. We felt cold and it was a strange feeling. The sky did go quite dark and the birds stopped singing. It was very strange. The Turkish bar owners had an eclipse viewer which had a green tinge. I had the eclipse glasses. I took this pic just after eclipse had started through my eclipse glasses with my dig camera, so it is not that clear or good but bettter than nothing. I found the eclipse exciting and worth seeing and will always remember it. An experience worth having. As the eclipse finished I was surprised how quick the temp went up again.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Akbuk is quiet, unspoilt, safe, good value, relaxing, calm, scenic
  • Cons:Maybe abit quiet in winter,
  • In a nutshell:Unspoilt Paradise, Nature, Green, Trees, Calm, Blue Seas
  • Last visit to Akbuk: Apr 2006
  • Intro Written Apr 13, 2006
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Nice tips rachel!

  • Apr 21, 2007 at 4:01 AM

    Currently having villa built in Akbuk in same road as Mosque near to the main road, can't wait to get on first holiday in May. Can you tell me is there a boat trip from Akbuk to Bodrum please.

  • Apr 3, 2007 at 12:06 PM

    hi rachel,Well my mum etc moved over there last year. i went in october and absolutely loved it. im going again to see them in june. my mum currently works in jokers bar and my dad is a fisherman Seeing your pics makes me want to there right now. XXXX

  • Mar 14, 2007 at 8:10 AM

    Hi Rachel , my husband and i have recently bought a property in Akbuk and totally agree with you, that this is our small piece of paradise on earth. Will be visiting next week and cant wait. Your pictues remind us of how beautiful it is

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2006 at 11:20 PM

    You have done well finding this paradise Rach, i could not think of a better place to be in this whole wide world

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2006 at 9:47 AM

    it looks fabulous Rachel, how rare to find somewhere so charming and unspoilt, I hope you will be happy here

  • Apr 21, 2006 at 7:39 AM

    It looks gorgeous here Rach, I must see more of Turkey again soon! - I need some of that sunshine! Hope are doing well! Maria :))

  • mikkie50's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 11:01 AM

    hiya Rachel well i must say its looks perfect well done :-)))pls give me a rough idea of the price. as we may in the not to distant future sell ours and move elsewhere. Have they all been sold on your complex.u r quite a way from us :-(((

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 12:17 PM

    Great news- and I am the first to discover it!!! And it looks so beautiful! Happy Easter to you!

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