Afacan entdecken
Discover the area around Afacan

In the immediate vicinity – on the hill behind the tennis courts belonging to the holiday complex – there is an ancient gravesite.

Heading south along the coast will lead you to a fenced-in holiday complex. If you want to continue in this direction, keep outside of the fence and follow the small path above the beach to a paved road that passes by olive groves, vacation houses and a restaurant on the way to Yenişakran (about 6 km). Or, after about one hundred meters on the paved road, you can turn right onto a small path (somewhat hidden in the bushes) behind the houses that runs parallel to the street along the coast.

The bay of Afacan and the white peak of Sakar Dağı
Vacation homes above Afacan
In the olive groves

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About one hundred meters north of Afacan there is a little tea garden with a shop that sells ice cream and other important things. You can sit here and drink tea or watch soccer with the people staying in the vacation homes nearby. You can also shop in Yenişakran (3 km away).

Further north there are a few houses and a fish farm , not exactly a beautiful sight. Behind it is a flat spit with lovely saltgrass meadows, unfortunately strewn with rubbish. Here’s a good place to go collecting!

On the other side of the coastal road you used to be able to wander through the olive groves on wide country lanes or on an ancient cobbled road. Now the new highway is devouring the landscape here and the old road leading to Aşağısakran stops abruptly. It’s no longer a place for a stroll.

There are a lot of stray dogs in the area. They are generally harmless, but if they do become a nuisance, just bend down and grab a rock and they’ll take off immediately.