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 relaxing atmosphere.
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.