Buy your own copy of the only extensive Travel Guide entirely focused on the Bodrum Peninsula. It covers all of the major towns and villages on the peninsula, and provides information about activities, local transport and insider tips.
You won’t be disappointed by a visit to Iassos, and this Welcome Page introduces you to the local area. History and tranquility collide in this corner of the Güllük Bay, to transport you to back to ancient times.
If you don’t have time to take the trip up to Ephesus, this ancient site will give your step-back-in-time fix, right on Bodrum’s doorstep.View full post
This is the 3rd article in the House-sitting Chronicles series. Directions from the local tourism office, sent our pair down a cobbled street to discover some local eateries, off the beaten track.View full post
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Yalikavak Windmills & MMK Yeldeğirmeni Cafe are nestled in the hills above Yalikavak. There’s a trio of windmills, one of which has been fully renovated and taking advantage of the view is a restaurant/cafe that is open all day and serves a Turkish breakfast.
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Bodrum FM is a local radio station playing an eclectic mix of modern Turkish music. Great to listen to if you’re traveling around the Bodrum in a hire car. Or if you’re missing Turkey when you get back home, you can stream it on your computer or mobile device.
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Bodrum Maritime Museum has an extensive shell collection as well as the history of local sponge fishing & memorabilia from the Fisherman of Halicarnassus. This article features photos from the shell collection at the museum.
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From most of the towns and villages on the peninsula, you can get to Turgutreis easily and with convenient frequency. Situated 20 km from Bodrum, Turgutreis is the second largest town on the peninsula. It’s the main commercial center in the western part of the peninsula, and is perhaps best known for two features – it’s stunning Sunsets and the copious shopping opportunities.
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No matter how much time you have to devote, there’s a variety of options to build your ideal Bodrum Itinerary. Do you want to fill an hour, or devote a whole day to delving into Bodrum past?
Whether you want buildings or ships; renovated architecture or ancient wonder ruins; or a good old nose around the former residence of Turkey’s equivalent to Liberace, all are accessible and within easy walking distance of Bodrum town centre, or a short dolmus ride away.
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