Welcome to Bodrum!

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Welcome to Bodrum!

Relaxing
Torba holds a such a serene location in a cove on the Bodrum Peninsula surrounded by Pine and Olive Trees. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear azure waters and rest upon the sandy beach.
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Torba
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Torba holds a such a serene location in a cove on the Bodrum Peninsula surrounded by Pine and Olive Trees. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear azure waters and rest upon the sandy beach.
This beautiful, serene, library/coffee shop is perfect if you want to have a coffee and explore a book in peace and quiet. You can be left unbothered for hours whilst enjoying your favourite book from home or discovering some of the English selections available on offer.
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Zai Bodrum
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This beautiful, serene, library/coffee shop is perfect if you want to have a coffee and explore a book in peace and quiet. You can be left unbothered for hours whilst enjoying your favourite book from home or discovering some of the English selections available on offer.
Good day out
Turgutreis is a wonderful local touristic location. One unmissable attraction is the Saturday Bazaar holding many treasures to be discovered to the wonderful Marina where you can look onto the glistening turquoise Aegean Sea. There are regular boat trips which head over to Kos a beautiful and historically enriched Greek Island.
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Turgutreis
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Turgutreis is a wonderful local touristic location. One unmissable attraction is the Saturday Bazaar holding many treasures to be discovered to the wonderful Marina where you can look onto the glistening turquoise Aegean Sea. There are regular boat trips which head over to Kos a beautiful and historically enriched Greek Island.
If you want to get some shopping in whilst you're on holiday this is the best place in the area to go! The biggest enclosed shopping centre in the whole of Muğla, you can find yourselves a wonderful day out. With cinema, arcade, plenty of fun and stores for kids it will be an excellent break from the hot sun.
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Midtown Shopping Center
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If you want to get some shopping in whilst you're on holiday this is the best place in the area to go! The biggest enclosed shopping centre in the whole of Muğla, you can find yourselves a wonderful day out. With cinema, arcade, plenty of fun and stores for kids it will be an excellent break from the hot sun.
Of course, the main part of your holiday will be spent in Turkey and around the wonderful Bodrum Peninsula... However, there are daily boat trips to Kos which take around 40 minutes, they offer opportunity to explore the history of Kos or kick back and dabble in Greek culture too. If you are missing home shopping, there is a Lidl in Kos which you can do a little shop in a bring back over. One thing to note, you will find Kos considerably more expensive than Bodrum.
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Kos
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Of course, the main part of your holiday will be spent in Turkey and around the wonderful Bodrum Peninsula... However, there are daily boat trips to Kos which take around 40 minutes, they offer opportunity to explore the history of Kos or kick back and dabble in Greek culture too. If you are missing home shopping, there is a Lidl in Kos which you can do a little shop in a bring back over. One thing to note, you will find Kos considerably more expensive than Bodrum.
The marina in Yalıkavak is where lots of high-flyers from around the world come into port. In 2020 we saw one of the world's most luxury, and expensive yachts come into port. There are also lots of shopping and eating opportunities. It is a lovely place to explore, a lot more flashy than the other areas along the Peninsula.
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Yalıkavak
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The marina in Yalıkavak is where lots of high-flyers from around the world come into port. In 2020 we saw one of the world's most luxury, and expensive yachts come into port. There are also lots of shopping and eating opportunities. It is a lovely place to explore, a lot more flashy than the other areas along the Peninsula.
City/town information
Gümüşlük is a quaint and vibrant little village. There are many fresh fish restaurants to be found here (however beware with such a beautiful surrounding the price tag is fitting). You can also find many treasures to take home as souvenir or simply sit around with a beer or coffee in one of the many stylish places along the shore.
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Gümüşlük
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Gümüşlük is a quaint and vibrant little village. There are many fresh fish restaurants to be found here (however beware with such a beautiful surrounding the price tag is fitting). You can also find many treasures to take home as souvenir or simply sit around with a beer or coffee in one of the many stylish places along the shore.
Neighbourhoods
The Ortakent/Yahşi area on the Peninsula is such a beautiful spot to explore. It is home to the famous Camel Beach and many other excellent spots to sunbathe. If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, there are also a few watersports sites along the seafront.
Ortakentyahşi
The Ortakent/Yahşi area on the Peninsula is such a beautiful spot to explore. It is home to the famous Camel Beach and many other excellent spots to sunbathe. If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, there are also a few watersports sites along the seafront.
Bitez, what was once a quaint little village has grown over the past couple of decades into a popular resort. You can still find traditional shops and locals but there are also a couple of 'English' bars/restaurants if you're looking for a reminder of home.
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Bitez
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Bitez, what was once a quaint little village has grown over the past couple of decades into a popular resort. You can still find traditional shops and locals but there are also a couple of 'English' bars/restaurants if you're looking for a reminder of home.
Sightseeing
This ancient amphitheatre is still used to this day. During the summer it is home to some of Turkeys biggest performance acts, pop stars, bands and rappers alike. When there are not summer performances, during the day you are able to enter and explore the ruins and take photos. The views from the Amphitheatre are amazing as it is situated high up on the hill opposite the sea.
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Antik Tiyatro
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This ancient amphitheatre is still used to this day. During the summer it is home to some of Turkeys biggest performance acts, pop stars, bands and rappers alike. When there are not summer performances, during the day you are able to enter and explore the ruins and take photos. The views from the Amphitheatre are amazing as it is situated high up on the hill opposite the sea.
Named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, after standing intact for almost 19 centuries fell wreckage to earthquakes. You can still explore the ruins and read of the history.
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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
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Named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, after standing intact for almost 19 centuries fell wreckage to earthquakes. You can still explore the ruins and read of the history.
Being the artefact that dominates the Bodrum Coastline, it really is unmissable. It is also open to visitors, recently it has undergone some restoration work to the main building and also to the attached Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Explore the inside of the castle, read about the history and then pop over to Trafo, the new Cafe/Events areas opened by the Council for unbeatable views of the sea.
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Castle Of Bodrum
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Being the artefact that dominates the Bodrum Coastline, it really is unmissable. It is also open to visitors, recently it has undergone some restoration work to the main building and also to the attached Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Explore the inside of the castle, read about the history and then pop over to Trafo, the new Cafe/Events areas opened by the Council for unbeatable views of the sea.
Years ago Bodrum's docks were full of sponge divers, people when out diving for pieces of natural sea sponge to bring back and sell. This Museum of Underwater Archeology is full of artefacts found under the sea, at first by them and then later by archaeologists. There even stands the jewellery of the Carian Princess in the 300s BC on display. If you're into history then this is surely an unmissable place to visit.
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Bodrum Kalesı Su Altı Arkeolojı Müzesı
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Years ago Bodrum's docks were full of sponge divers, people when out diving for pieces of natural sea sponge to bring back and sell. This Museum of Underwater Archeology is full of artefacts found under the sea, at first by them and then later by archaeologists. There even stands the jewellery of the Carian Princess in the 300s BC on display. If you're into history then this is surely an unmissable place to visit.
Food scene
The world-famous Turkish Chef Nusr-Et has one of his Steakhouses placed in Yalıkavak. If you're wanting to visit, you'll need to make a booking.
Nusr-Et Steakhouse Yalıkavak Marina
No:6 Yat Limanı Çökertme Cad.
The world-famous Turkish Chef Nusr-Et has one of his Steakhouses placed in Yalıkavak. If you're wanting to visit, you'll need to make a booking.

Consigli per viaggiatori

Muoversi in zona
'Dolmuş' buses
Dolmuş buses only pick up from certain stops, if you are waiting for a bus and they do not stop this will be because either they are too full to take more passengers OR that bus does not pick up from the stop you are at. If you wait long enough, a bus will take you.
Muoversi in zona
Getting a Taxi
If you should need a taxi during your stay you will notice many taxi ranks on corners. These taxis are completely safe as they are all registered with the council. They run on a meter so you can constantly see how much your trip is costing you. I advise against taking a ride from any taxi which is not a yellow, council registered taxi as these are illegal.
Usi e costumi
Hugging and Kissing
If you find yourself interacting with locals you will find they are very friendly. It is custom to hug and kiss people to greet them. However, if you are uncomfortable a simple shake of the hand is still polite.
Metodi per risparmiare
Look around before you buy
Shopping streets throughout the Peninsula have cheap branded goods anything from your Nike sneakers to Hermes handbags. These products vary in quality and also in price. Check out a couple of different places for the same item before you buy. And don't forget to haggle a little, you're in Turkey after all! (But don't be too cheeky it may be seen as disrespectful by the seller)
Da non perdere
Photo Opportunities
There are so many beautiful places for you to discover along the Bodrum Peninsula. For example, the huge BODRUM sign at the Marina outside the council (belediye) building. This among lots of other little spots are great for taking photos to reminisce upon in the future.