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If you're new to the Bodrum Peninsula, it can seem large and daunting, but this Location page is here to familiarize you with the local area, and help you find more information about the specific destination you're looking for.
Getting your bearings
On this map, the Bodrum Peninsula has been split into 4 Quadrants, and all of the towns listed in each quadrant are listed below.
If you know the name of the town or village you're interested in, click on one of the links below to view all related articles and content:
- Welcome to the Best of, Page: An overview page for the Bodrum Peninsula Location
- Index: A couple of the destinations have an Index page, and this page has icons and links to all content for the destination (this is similar to the all content view, but is just displayed differently)
Quadrant A (North West Bodrum Peninsula)
This area of the peninsula only has a couple of key towns; Yalikavak and Gündoğan and a smattering of much smaller villages. The area to the west of the Yalikavak municipality is known at Koyunbaba.
Quadrant B (North East Bodrum Peninsula)
Together, Gölköy and Türkbükü form the municipality of Göl-Türkbükü, but as they are located in neighbouring bays; have a different vibe; and attract distinctly different crowds, they're listed separately on this website. Any content that is relevant to both Gölköy and Türkbükü, will be tagged as Göl-Türkbükü.
The other town in this part of the peninsula is Torba, which is probably best known as the location of the Voyage Torba resort.
Quadrant C (South West Bodrum Peninsula)
The largest town in this area of the Peninsula is Turgutreis, and it's municipal borders stretch all the way round the coast as far as Karaincir.
Together, Ortakent and Yahsi form the municipality of Ortakent-Yahsi. The beach area is one of the longest on the Peninsula, and is referred to Ortakent-Yahsi beach - but each end of the beach is distinctly different. Yahsi also has an inland village area, and Ortakent town is a sprawling central hub, also located inland. Any content that is relevant to both Ortakent & Yahsi, will be tagged with both locations.
- If you're not sure which destination you're interested in, and you just want to browse all of them, click on this link to view all articles written about the different towns and villages on the Bodrum Peninsula and those within easy reach.