Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum, home of the famous Greek historian
Herodotus, is these days better known as a popular holiday resort. Enchanting villages of
white painted houses trimmed with purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy
beaches and ideal locations for water sports.
On the southern coast of the peninsula lie the golden sandy beaches at Bardakci,
Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent Yalisi, Karaincir, Bagla and Akyarlar, while on the western side
are Gumusluk, Yalikavak and Turgut Reis.
For those who want seclusion, the northern coast boasts Turkbuku, Golkoy and
Gundogan - all small simple fishing villages, ideal for those who want a subdued and
While the nights in Bodrum town itself are noisy, crowded and vital, these
smaller villages offer cozy taverns and restaurants over-looking quiet bays and can all be
reached easily by car or even by boat.