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Once you get over the hill next to Bagla Bay you are in Aspat – which is steeped in history. Aspat Bay sits in the shadow of Aspat Hill to the east, which is the ancient location of Aspat Castle (also known as Çifit Castle). You can climb the hill to explore the ancient ruins.View full post
If you want to swap Turkish hospitality for Greek – check out this Greek Island destination grid which shows the Ferry companies that service the routes from Turgutreis and Bodrum to a Greek Island.View full post
There are multiple companies offering ferry services between Bodrum and Turgutreis to Kos, and this post introduces Bodrum Express Lines which has both ferry and hydrofoil services to this Greek Island. Other routes include ferries to Kalymnos, Rhodes and DatcaView full post
Located mid-way between Gümüşlük and Turgutreis, this off-the-beaten track destination offers an oasis of calm. Although there are a couple of resorts in the area, the local beach retains is rural charm, and is within walking distance of it’s nearby neighbours. We like stopping off here on our way to Turgutreis.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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