Located in Turkey's Southern Province within the Gulf of Gökova is Akyaka. Popular among local tourists and foreign tourists alike, the town is home to 1500 people during thw winter months and over 3000 people in Summer. The town is located approximately in the middle between Marmaris and Muğla.
Akyaka offers unforgettable views to its visitors with hundreds of different bird species coming to the reeds of the “Gökova” plain. Akyaka, which is believed to have been inhabited since ancient times, has existed as a secluded small fishing village until recently. Many people say that Akyaka was ''discovered'' in the 1970's, with it becoming popular among local tourists in the 1980's.
Among the many bird species living in the local forests, there is also a wide array of underwater wildlife, as well as otters and sea snakes that can be seen during the summer months.