Monthly Archive: May 2011

Welcome to Bitez Beach

Bitez is one of the maturer one’s on the peninsula. It’s know as one of the best maintained areas, with greenery and olive trees, as well as citrus groves.

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Welcome to Bağla Bay

If you’ve just navigate the barren landscape from Aspat, Bağla presents itself in full colourful commercialism. It’s heralded as one of the best coves and beaches on the peninsula, and is only 14km from Bodrum.

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Off the beaten track between Aspat and Bağla

After Aspat, you’re thrown head long into a rural deserted landscape as you head towards Bağla. This off the beaten track drive is a real adventure into rural Turkey, and a great balance to the hectic towns filled with tourists.

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Welcome to Aspat Bay and Aspat Hill

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.

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Gümüşkaya Sitesi, Koyunbaba Area

Restaurants, a market, a public phone and a cash point machine all conveniently located at Gümüşkaya Sitesi between Yalikavak and Gumusluk, Turkey

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Koyunbaba Restaurant, Koyunbaba Nr. Gümüşlük

Enjoy lunch at Koyunbaba Restaurant and then enjoy an afternoon nap on the beach, in the shade of some tree’s while a gentle ocean breeze brushes your face. The restaurant is a couple of km outside of Gümüşlük, on the main Gümüşlük to Yalikavak road.

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Exploring Ortakent-Yahşi Beach

Ortakent-Yahşi has one of the longest strips of beach on the peninsula, and is popular with families. In the peak summer months the beach is packed with beach loungers, which are serviced by waiters from the local restaurants and hotels – which means, that once you’ve plotted up on the beach, you don’t have to move very far!

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Welcome to Karaincir Beach

Karaincir Beach (Kara-incir translates to Black Fig), is a small village resort about 16km from Bodrum, with a broad sandy beach, about 500 metres long.

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Welcome to Ortakent Town

Ortakent is one of the oldest continuously settled areas on the peninsula, and one of it’s main attractions are the famous 17th century “Tower Houses”, which are unique to the area.

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Shakespeare mentions Gümüşlük

The ancient name for Gümüşlük is Myndus, and you’ll still see signs that reference it’s historical name.

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Vikki’s Top 5 picks for the Bodrum Peninsula

When I asked her to share her Bodrum Peninsula Top 5 in less than 50 with me – I think she read “500″ and just kept expounding on the joys of the Bodrum Peninsula. You just have to love the enthusiasm folks have for the area!

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Welcome to Kargı Bay (aka Camel Beach)

Kargı Bay features one of the nicer sandy beaches on the peninsula, less crowded with good swimming. It’s a popular destination for daily excursion boats (when you see the boat trips advertising visits to Camel Beach – you’re heading to Kargı), bit it is also accessible by road.

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