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Akyaka in August with young children. A good idea?

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Akyaka in August with young children. A good idea?

I'm about to confirm a booking with Okaliptus apartments to stay for a week in Akyaka in late August. We're travelling with an 8 yr old and a 20 month old child so an apartment hotel seems like the best option for us.

We'll be spending a week at the Kilim in Dalyan first (we've hopped along the coast from Antalya to Dalyan before and thought Dalyan would be great with young kids).

Are mosquitos a problem in Akyaka with the riverside location? Are there any child-friendly places (restaurants, trips) people can recommend?

We don't drive so it will be dolmus/boats/taxis for getting around.

Thanks for your feedback!

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1. Re: Akyaka in August with young children. A good idea?

We have just returned from Akyaka and we stayed at Okaliptus apartments . You will not be disappointed . The apartments are lovely and the staff were lovely . Nothing was too much trouble .Its close to the centre of town and beach (10 mins walk at most)

Our kids aged 5 and 11 months loved the hotel pool and there were plenty of other kids for them to play with . We took a day out to the waterpark in Marmaris (only 30 mins in taxi but pretty sure you can get the dolmus as well) It was a good day out but heat was very oppresive so wouldnt fancy going in August. Surprisingly the food selection was decent at the waterpark as well not the usual burger and chips menu

We also took a full day boat trip which the kids enjoyed, food was provided but I took a packed lunch for the kids as I knew they wouldnt eat the food provided.

Just a stones throw away is the river with lots of ducks - our kids loved to feed them every morning, the staff at the Okaliptus provide the bread each morning.

There is a large forest near the hotel the kids loved going 'bear hunting' it was shaded and they could run off and burn their energy.

Also near the hotel by the river are 2 playgrounds one all carved from wood (kids loved it ) and one which is part of a restaurant we used it a lot even when we were not eating and they didnt mind.

The majority of the restaurants have child menus but check before you go in as some do not. A few of the restaurants dont have a menu so you just go to a counter and pick what you want and they make it into a meal which means no child menu .

If you are stuggling all the restaurants on the beach front provide for kids. Also there is a park at the back of the yucelen hotel (on the beach front)

Now mosquitos .... All the adults in our group were bitten but the kids seem to have escaped we got bitten on our first day as soon as we arrived when we took the kids to the park to run off their energy. We used products with 50% deet in and we were never bitten again . Because you cant use deet direct on kids under 6 I would spray the pram each morn and night and seemed to do the trick .

Hope this helps one thing I would say though is that the food in Dalyan is much nicer than Akyaka . In Akyaka its nice but nothing special . In Dalyan the food is very tasty and we missed that in Akyaka but that was the only negative.

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