Villa Zara is a 5 minute drive from the centre of Yalikavak on the Bodrum Peninsula.The masts of the super yachts moored at the exclusive Bodrum Palmarina forefront a spectacular view of the bay and Kudur Peninsula visible from almost every room of the villa. The state of the art kitchen has ample preparation surfaces and is open to the seating and dining areas where picture windows lead to the large swimming pool where there is plenty of space for sunbathing, relaxing and dining together.
The frequent public transport runs along the peninsual loop road which passes at a distance of 850 m from the villa but to make the most of your holiday a car is recommended.
At 18 kilometres from Bodrum, the village of Yalıkavak is located to the North of the Bodrum Peninsula. On the approach to Yalıkavak, over the spine of a hill, you find a row of windmills and from here breath-taking views of Ortakent and the Island of Cos to the South and, to the North, the whole Yalıkavak area, including the bays of Tilkicik, Paşa and Ağaçbaşı, the lower town of Yalıkavak itself and the modern Yacht Marina. Palmarina can accommodate the mooring of Mega & Giga yachts and the shops and restaurants of the complex include Armani, Nobu and the Billionaire Club. A former sponge diving centre, the name Yalıkavak means poplars by the sea but the abundance of trees are actually not poplar, but plane trees and there abundance is due to the natural fresh water supply. There is a lone windmill on the shore, near the harbour, where the local fishing boats moor alongside the visiting yachts and from here the narrow beach spans the remainder of the wide bay. There are other public beaches to explore on the Küdür Peninsula, an area protected due to its small population of the endangered Mediterranean Seal. The town centre itself is small and charming, with cobbled streets leading to the many cafes and restaurants. The central mosque is quite splendid for so small a town and Yalıkavak hosts the Bodrum Peninsula’s most charming street market on Thursdays.