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Welcome to the Best of Ortakent Town

Introduction to Ortakent

Ortakent is a town of two halves – the inland business district and the beach area, and they’re a couple of km apart (which is typical of many of the towns on the Peninsula).

If you drive through the central part of the Bodrum Peninsula, you’ll drive through Ortakent, as it’s the converging point for the roads between Bodrum Turgutreis and Yalikavak.

Ortakent Town Bodrum Peninsula Turkey

Although the major Peninsula roads pass through the town of Ortakent, most vacationers will probably give this district barely a glance, as they navigate through the town, past the tangerine orchards and head straight to the long strip of Ortakent-Yahşi beach, which is about 3km from the business district.


  • Ortakent translates to “Middle City” – and it’s the most central business district on the Bodrum Peninsula
  • Ortakent is one of the oldest continuously settled areas on the Peninsula
  • Ortakent and Yahşi used to be two independent towns, but in 1999 they became part of the same municipality


  • Ortakent town is located near the mid-way point between Bodrum and Turgutreis
  • Mustafa Pasa Kulesi Tower House in Ortakent Bodrum TurkeyOrtakent beach is ~3km south of the town area
  • Approximate distances to Ortakent Town:
    • 10km from Bodrum
    • 2km from Yahşi town
  • Approximate distances to Ortakent Beach:
    • 46km from Milas-Bodrum Airport
    • 13km from Bodrum
    • 14.5km from Yalikavak
    • 14km from Turgutreis

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