TAŞBURUN (AKKÖY) FISHING HARBOUR

Didim – Aydın – Turkey

GPS : 37°27’18.7″N 27°13’09.7″E / 37.455191, 27.219354

VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” tasburun harbour ”

Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 37°27’17.6″N 27°13’08.7″E / 37.454893, 27.219075

Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 37°27’18.7″N 27°13’09.7″E / 37.455194, 27.219361

Akköy is a village in the Didim district of Aydın Province, Turkey, situated near the western coast just south of İzmir. Akköy is a village on the north of archaic Miletos city in the western part of Asia. The name of it is derived from Turkish. As the walls of the houses are made of local white stone, it is called “Akköy” (“Ak” white + “köy” village).

Taşburun is a fishermen port place of Akköy. Akköy is a village in Aydın Province, situated near the western coast south of İzmir. It lies just to the south of the Büyük Menderes delta. Akköy is 13 km outside of Didim town centre and has got the life of village. Big, one or two floored buildings with their cultivated gardens are the example of a typical life from a village. By the way around the gardens lovely and huge cows are strolling. Akköy is a living area 6 km far to the world famous Ionic city Miletos.

If you go a little bit further than Tavşanburnu is where Taşburun known as harbour for the local fishermen around Didim Region also nice beaches and sea food restaurants, strawberry fields are. Local transport is doing rounds to there any more because we are talking about the same place where new AquaPark is located. Just across the road opposite to Aqua Park of Didim Area is Called Taşburun.

Each stone placed side by side was like a letter in mysterious stone writings. Stone upon stone rose into the walls lining the narrow streets, but the walls still keep their secrets. Houses that are cool in summer and warm in winter, and courtyards on many levels are concealed behind them. None of their windows ever come face to face with those of a neighbouring houses but to the best breeze supplying air circulation and the scenic view of streets which also covered with local white stone. This architecture woven of stone belongs to a culture with very ancient roots.

HARBOUR

Capacity : 200 Boats

Main Breakwater : 475 m
Inner Breakwater : 120 m

Shelter Facilities
Electricity
Drinking Water
Fuel
Fish Market

Administration : Akköy Village Headmaster

VILLAGE FACILITIES
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops : Didim Marina
Technical Equipment Shops : Didim Marina
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Rental Houses, Picnic Areas
Beach : Altınkum
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet
Dining : Restaurants, Buffets, Cafes, Bakeries
Shopping : Stores, Shops, Markets
Public Market : Akköy Local market is held on Thursdays.
Health : Health Center – Hospital, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacies, Dentists (Didim)
Hair dresser
Special Shopping : Olive Oil, Olive, Strawberry, Cheese, Straw Hat, Straw Bag, Olive Oil Soap, Village wine

FISH RESTAURANTS
Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.

FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE AEGEAN SEA

CAFE OLIVE ART GALLERY
Art gallery and local information center for Akköy visitors. Visit Art Gallery Cafe Olive for a locally painted oil or acrylic on canvas. Mostly the diversity of colours, village life, the Aegean nature with its sunlight and landscapes and the Mediterranean Aegean view of life were the inspirations for those artworks.

AQUA DUCT
Each stone placed side by side was like a letter in mysterious stone writings. Stone upon stone rose into the walls lining the narrow streets, but the walls still keep their secrets. Houses that are cool in summer and warm in winter, and courtyards on many levels are concealed behind them. None of their windows ever come face to face with those of a neighbouring houses but to the best breeze supplying air circulation and the scenic view of streets which also covered with local white stone. This architecture woven of stone belongs to a culture with very ancient roots.

LIBRARY
Akköy Library in 1800’s used to be a clothing store where all British textile were brought here by boats and delivered to the towns like Kuşadası, Söke then to the other towns inland. Today it is the largest village library with its books.

BIRD WATCHING
Akköy in the early spring, place for birds and bird watchers. If you are interested of wild life Akköy is the place to stop for taking photographs. Akköy is home for peregrine falcons, kestrels, cormorants, flamingo’s, pelicans and other species of birds which are endangered of their generations. peregrines and can be seen on old houses lining the streets of the village between may to end of June. And it is taking its place on the map of bird watchers from all over the world. flamingos and pelicans live at the lagoon of the Menderes river, just located on the south west coast of the village.

VILLAGE WINES
Without any chemical supply or sulfuration this wine has been produced by 3 or 4 local families in Akköy out of the grapes Sultaniye and Osmanca. Traditionally the grapes were not getting pressed in press known from Europe for example; instead they were pressing the grapes in special classical grape-ships made out of wood.

You can choose between three different whites, one dessert, dry and with generous flavour, reassembling to a Portwine, one with pure fruit and crisp with a light bouquet and of course the traditional Akköy Wine, which with his golden colour and its muscular taste seems to assume almost a cognac aroma. With a volume with 14-16 percent we produced ecological harmonic wines. The class of the grapes didn’t belong to the classe supérieure, for us it was important to follow the tradition of our village of Akköy and producing wine out of the local grapes of our domain and having finally an authentic wine.

OLIVES
Olives for table are ungiveable for Turkish breakfast. There are many different methods are being used to make them more tasty and eatable. During the harvest season olives are picked up by hands and collected inside the nylon sacks. According to choice farmer can select green or black olives to be treated for table olives or sell. These process takes 10 – 20 or sometimes 40 days.

OLIVE OILS
Olive is immortal tree of Mediterranean climate. some of the olive trees older than 200 years of age in Didim region. People of Didim Region used to take their olives to Bafa town where many oil factories for the oil process in their harvest time. Olive harvest needs a lot of attention. Early olives drops to the ground from the trees when ready.

When olive harvest starts with early olives it is also the season for autumn with the rain. After every rainy and stormy day, farmers should go and check if there are any olives on the ground. in the mid-autumn most olives go black and ripe. Farmers shouldn’t waste the early olives on the ground then take them to olive oil process. The oil produced out of those early olives have rather bitter taste and sometimes green colour. Because the taste of first olives, Most prefer to produce olive oil soaps in their gardens with first oil of the year.

Even thought farmers started to plant cultivated table olives such as Gemlik; Susam (sesame) type olives are still favorite which are strong and durable for the hot climate conditions. Susam zeytin derived from ancient roots. They like rocky, dry land. No need to water them a lot. Most suitable for olive oil process.

AKKÖY LAGOON
Akköy Lagünü or Lagoon of Akköy is the name given to Akköy Dalyan. Meanwhile Dalyan in Turkish mean fish trap. Akköy Lagoon is created with alluvial deposits carried by river meander for centuries. Akköy lagoon on the way to Milet (neighboring village Balat). Instead of normal Balat road if you follow old road with no asphalt will take you to lagoon. Its a nice walking path for 7 km approx. There are sheppard with their dogs and fishermen working at the fish traps. It is not advised to stay late. With the sunset all mosquitoes will cover the air.

HISTORICAL PLACES
The small village of Akköy is on the crossroad and geographically located in the middle of the natural park and in the center of the three most important ancient Ionian sides, 3 miles (5 km) near by the ancient Ionian capital of Milet, which had 80 colonies and where already Antonius and others have been tourists. Prien, the only preserved ancient Ionian city, constructed after the plan of Hippodamus and the Temple of Didyma connected to the ancient capital of Milet by a road, which had become from time to time more important than the Oracle of Delphoi.

TRANSPORT
Akköy is only 10 kilometres away from beach Taşburun.
Minibus : Akköy – Altınkum
Bus : Akköy – Söke, Aydın
Airport : Milas-Bodrum International Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport

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Coordinates

37°27'18.7"N
27°13'09.7"E

Address

Didim, Aydın Province, Turkey

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