If you seek traditional Turkish ambience and surroundings, then Yaliciftlik is an amazing destination to head to. Yaliciftlik is known as one of the best preserved resorts of the Bodrum peninsula, totally untouched by mass tourism. It is backed by green pine forests that are filled with handmade bee-hives producing golden honey.

The orchards are overflowing with delicious fig trees and the coastline is crystal blue and sandy. Many of the Blue cruises of the Turkish Riviera will start from the resort of Yaliciftlik.

Where is Yaliciftlik and how to get there?

Yaliciftlik is 30km from Bodrum town and can be reached directly by using the public transport known as a dolmus. This public transport route will take approximately 40 minutes.  

The transfer time from Bodrum airport to Yaliciftlik is approximately one hour. Yaliciftlik is located at the entrance to the gulf of Gokava which is a stretch of the Aegean Sea between the Bodrum and Datca peninsulas of Turkey.


Yaliciftlik is all about top class and luxury holiday resorts. While there is not a wide range of choice, you can be assured that the service you will receive will be warm, friendly and welcoming. We have a comprehensive booking system that helps you to compare hotels rates from all the main booking agents.

Things to do

  • Go trekking and exploring into the forest mountains backing the resort.
  • Visit ruins in the hills left by the ancient Legegian and Carian civilizations.
  • Relax and soak up the sun on a four day gullet cruise of the Turkish Riviera. 
  • Explore the farming village of Ciftlikkoy which is just 4km away. 
  • Enjoy a traditional experience at the local market on a Friday.

Eating out and Nightlife

There are a few seaside restaurants that specialize in seafood and fish cuisine however they will have a variety of other dishes on their menus. Nightlife in Yaliciftlik is laid back and relaxing so if you are looking for the large nightclubs that stay open till dawn, you will need to head to the resorts of Gumbet or Bodrum town center.


The months of May to October are great for relaxing on the beach or exploring the surrounding countryside. January to March should be avoided as this is when the main rainfall season is. Keep up to date with weather on the Bodrum peninsula by using our weather calendar.


Yaliciftlik is popular with Turks who live in the cities and want a seaside home to retreat to in summer times. In the past, the stone farmhouses were very popular however luxury villas are now starting to be the main trend.  If you are thinking of renting or buying property in Yaliciftlik, take a look at our comprehensive list of property agents dealing in that area.