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.
Ferry services are twice daily from Bodrum and Datça. Datça is small town located on the Datça peninsula 22 miles south east of Bodrum (approx 2 hrs by ferry) 75 km away from Marmaris.View full post
Visit one of Ortakent’s famous 17th century “Tower Houses” (Kule Ev), which are unique to the area. These houses, similar to small castles, were built as watch towers for defensive purposes to protect the locals against unfriendly off-shore visitors. One of the oldest Tower houses has been converted to Turkey’s only one room hotel.View full post
Welcome to Ortakent-Yahşi Beach is a comprehensive home page, and provides you with a glimpse of what to expect along this area of the coastline. Get to know the different beach areas here, so you can head to your ideal spot, because the Ortakent end of the beach varies dramatically from the Yahsi end.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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