Paragliding and air sports in Akyaka
Akyaka, on Turkey’s southern Aegean coast, is a real jewel of a town. The draw of Akyaka is purely its charm. If you follow this blog a lot, you’ll know we’re big advocates of slow travel – a slower way of life, in general, actually. Akyaka suits us – it’s one of 14 Turkish towns that have been awarded Cittaslow status and the town has carefully guarded this slower way of life since it took up membership in 2011. According to this 2014 Guardian article, it was the then mayor, Ahmet Çalça, who joined the Cittaslow movement so that he could help preserve the town’s features and way of life. A great legacy for Ahmet Çalça.
Akyaka Beach is where most holidaymakers in the town spend their day. It’s a public beach so it’s free to enter. Blue flag, compact sand, a calm sea that stays shallow for a good few metres, beds and umbrellas, pedaloes, kayaks. And the pathway that runs along the beach is lined with bars, cafes and restaurants.
It’s quite ironic, then, that with Cittaslow membership, a large increase in tourism has come. In the summer months, Akyaka is packed to the rafters, mainly with domestic tourists. All that should be slow and quiet and peaceful becomes a long queue of cars, snaking down Sakartepe and into the town.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Akyaka
Want to learn to fly on your own? Akyaka Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Akyaka.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Akyaka, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Akyaka and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Akyaka's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
All our expert tandem instructors all have thousands of skydives and you will jump using a large parachute specifically designed for two people. Book now cheap in Akyaka!
“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Akyaka, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C