Bodrum Off The Beaten Path

  • Turgutreis in seaview, Bodrum, TR
    Turgutreis in seaview, Bodrum, TR
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  • Turgutreis in seaview, Bodrum, TR
    Turgutreis in seaview, Bodrum, TR
    by TrendsetterME
  • Turgutreis in seaview, Bodrum, TR
    Turgutreis in seaview, Bodrum, TR
    by TrendsetterME

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    Blue Trip

    by traveloturc Updated Sep 13, 2013

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    Blue Trip is the trip that you realized with a boat.You can rent a boat (generally a goulet) and acccording to your itinerary you stay every night in a different bay or port.This trip is an exceptionnal experience to live.Dont miss it if you can.
    Typical itineraries are
    1- Bodrum-Gokova-Bodrum ( this trip is realized in the Gokova bay 7 days is the ideal duration)
    2-Bodrum-Datca-Marmaris (this trip is realized out of gokova bay 5 days is the ideal duration)
    3-Marmaris-Fethiye (7 days is the ideal duration)
    4-Fethiye-Kekova ( 10 days is the ideal duration)
    Enjoy it )))))

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    Gumusluk, Bodrum, TR ...

    by TrendsetterME Updated Apr 4, 2012

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    Gümüşlük, a seaside village and fishing port in Turkey, is situated on the remains of the ancient city of Myndos. The remains of the foundations of buildings can be clearly seen in the knee deep water that leads to Rabbit Island. This island is very successful because you can see all the boats coming in to port.

    Because of this Gümüşlük is protected against developments, which means unlike many other holiday destinations it has not been over exposed. The island has building fragments scattered around dating back to antiquity and offers a panoramic view of Gümüşlük cove and beach. Since 2004, the village has played host to the Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival.

    Either u can stay in downtown Bodrum and make day trips to Gumusluk for excellent seafood, crystal clear beaches, diving and snorkeling etc, or u can directly book a Hotel and/or Pension in Gumusluk area for ur stay ...

    The westerly aspect of Gumusluk provides some spectacular sunsets, aperitif in hand listening to the evocative pop-pop sound of the single piston fishing boats chugging their way into the harbor is a pleasure not to be missed. There’s also an inviting beach at the far end of the village, sun-loungers and cushions are available for free but you may wish to purchase a drink or snack from the cafe which can be brought to you if you wish.

    In summer time 24/7 shared minivans called "Dolmus" r available as transportation for to and back to Bodrum downtown .... Also in winter time, but not so frequent ...

    Very recommendable tip for Bodrum, as it still keeps its "virgin nature" untouched ... :)

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    • Water Sports
    • Food and Dining

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    Bogazici Tuzla, Bodrum, TR ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Apr 4, 2012

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    Bogazici Tuzla is a working fishing village on the shore of Lake Tuzla in the Muğla province of Turkey. Today a number of fish restaurants line the shoreline, however, in ancient times this was the site of the ancient Carian city of Bargylia.

    Bargylia was said to have been founded by Bellerophon in honour of his companion Bargylos, who had been killed by a kick from Pegasus. Ruins of the ancient city of Bargylia, including a Roman Temple can be seen scattered around the locality. Boğaziçi is located only 10 minutes from Milas-Bodrum Airport and is home to the resort of Lakeside Garden which is the base for bird watchers who descend on the area to see Greater Flamingos flock to the protected Lake Tuzla during the winter months.

    Tuzla Lake and its extensive wetlands lie at the end of a deep inlet from the Gulf of Güllük and Mandalya Bay. The site is unique as it is where the lake unites with the sea. Embraced by rolling mountains covered with a rich combination of wild shrubs, olive groves, Pine and Tamarisk trees, this is perhaps one of the most beautiful locations in Turkey. From October until April the lake is awash with colour as Flamingos / Pelicans and many other rare birds flock here to rest and enjoy the late summer weather.

    Apart from the myriad bird life of Tuzla Lake, numbering thousands and thousands in winter, more permanent inhabitants include terrapins, wild boar, badger, fox and porcupine. All these creatures, which seem to be gradually disappearing from the countryside in general, have thrived so far in Tuzla and the surrounding areas.

    There is a small fishing village of Boǧaziçi that nestles on the shores of Mandalya Bay. The village holds an important place in history as the site of the ancient city of Bargilia. Today, a few fish restaurants fringe the seafront offering the day's fresh catch and other Aegean specialities. Original old stone houses line the road and testify Turkey’s traditional village life.

    On the north side of the peninsula, you can enjoy fabulous vistas of sea, land and the Greek Islands, whilst to the west, stunning sunsets.

    Especially at the time of period sun is going down, the lake has an amazing color w the flamingos to shoot great photos .... :)

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    • National/State Park
    • Birdwatching

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    Rabbit Island, Gumusluk, Bodrum, TR ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Apr 4, 2012

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    If you want to feel history under your feet you should visit the Rabbit island, which separates the two beaches of Gumusluk, Bodrum.

    Rabbit Island is accessible by a partially antique sunken causeway, which was built during the hellenistic period.

    Once upon a time the Rabbit island was a place which was visited by the King of Halicarnassos Mousolos and his beloved Artemisya. He had the causeway built in order to have access to the Rabbit Island to feed the rabbits living on this small island and watch the famous and unique sunset with his beloved Lady.

    It is possible to walk to the island through the water since it is only knee-deep. You can climb up to the top of the island, take photos of the beautiful surroundings, sunbathe or dive into the clear blue waters of Gumusluk from the rock formations and swim above the ruins near the island.

    Rabbit Island was named after the rabbits which once inhabited the island, and it is still possible to see rabbits running wild on the island.

    History, sun and sea, amazing day trip, strongly recommended ... :)

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    • Beaches
    • Historical Travel

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    Turgutreis in seaview, Bodrum, TR ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Apr 4, 2012

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    As addition to my tip of "Turgutreis" located in Bodrum, here are some more details and photos from the boat, to be able to see the province from a different angle ...

    In front, the Marina is to be seen, and at the background r the touristic places, hotels and houses of landowners ....

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    • Fishing
    • Water Sports
    • Beaches

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    Marina in Turgutreis, Bodrum, TR ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Apr 4, 2012

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    Marina in Turgutreis is called "D-Marin" and is located just at the harbour ... A nice Shopping Arcade w branded shops, Open Air Cinema, Supermarkets, Bars and Restaurantsr also in the same area which provides perfect service to guests ...

    As I was there several times, there have been many Street Festivals, Jazz Nights, Live Music Performances etc, very popular spot of Turgutreis, besides guesting Boats and Yachts ... :)

    Very recommended spot for day and also evening attractions ...

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Water Sports

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    Turgutreis, Bodrum, TR ....

    by TrendsetterME Updated Apr 4, 2012

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    Turgutreis is a province of Bodrum, which u can reach in about 30 mins depending on the traffic, as in peak summer season it take some more longer time ...

    After Bodrum, Turgutreis has the second largest International Marina Port guesting Yachst and Motorboats from all over the world ... Also the "Wintering" service is provided for those boats, as the boat owners leave the boats in Turgutreis Marina to be serviced thru the winter time and get ready for the summer season ...

    Summer is very crowded w tourists and locals, but since several years also winter is heavy on population as many foreigners from England, Germany etc buy lands and houses in Turgutreis to spend comparable "warmer" winter there as thinking to their own country w below zero degrees .. :)

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    • Beaches
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  • Gulet Cruising Holiday in Turkey

    by Smith70 Written Nov 18, 2011

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    Bodrum Gokova

    If your are planning a tour of Turkey and Greece, I would suggest you to add a cruise holiday. From Bodrum, Marmaris or Fethiye you can have a different blue cruise. And it offers great value for money, allowing you to choose your accommodation type and any extras at the time of booking so you have complete control over your holiday budget. Turkey island Cruise tour includes full board meal plan, port fees, porterage and housekeeping. For more information or to view some of special Gulet Tours tours have a look at their website www.ecoturkey.com

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Luxury Travel

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    Lets go off the beaten path

    by jeeptrophy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Well there is so many untouched paths to see so where should I start. There are many ancient ruines all around Bodrum peninsula. Mostly hidden on the top of the mountains or valleys surrounded by the last forests where you will find ancient villages such as Sandyma, Pedesa and Kiril with overwhelming views. Or you can take the southern part along the Gokova bay and pass friendly villages, unspoiled paths along the sea, from Yaliciftlik all the way to Akbuk. There are many untouched bays along the route. Well if you need any info feel free to mail me because explaining them all would take several pages.

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    Lets go off the beaten path

    by jeeptrophy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kisebuku
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    Well there is so many untouched paths to see so where should I start. There are many ancient ruines all around Bodrum peninsula. Mostly hidden on the top of the mountains or valleys surrounded by the last forests where you will find ancient villages such as Sandyma, Pedesa and Kiril with overwhelming views. Or you can take the southern part along the Gokova bay and pass friendly villages, unspoiled paths along the sea, from Yaliciftlik all the way to Akbuk. There are many untouched bays along the route. Well if you need any info feel free to mail me because explaining them all would take several pages.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Discover the most secluded bay and hotel in Bodrum

    by eoztaylan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Paradise Bay,Bodrum,Turkey

    Paradise Bay in Bodrum,Turkey is one of the most amazing places I've ever visited. The geographical structure of the bay is very interesting, providing the most beautiful sceneries ever. The sea is very clear ,the color is turquoise blue and you can see all kinds of fish without a snorkel. It's so quiet and calm, and so refreshing. You can stay at the ony building in the bay,The Atami Hotel. It's a family run,small luxury hotel by the seaside with a very nice wooden jetty where you can sunbathe and swim.The owners of the hotel are very respectful to this beautiful environment. They planted lots of trees and greens in their garden to hide their property in nature and are recycling water, compositing garbage etc. Their service is very friendly and intimate and the food is marvellous, cookde by the Japanese hostess of the hotel. The bay and the hotel are definitely the right places for complete relaxing escape holidays. Their website is: www.atamihotel.com and tel:+90 252 357 74 17
    Paradise Bay might be difficult to find if you don't know the way. Even residents of Bodrum might not know the place.To reach there, take the minibus to Golkoy from Bodrum central coach station and then take a taxi. To reach there by car, take the Torba junction before reaching Bodrum. Go to Golturkbuku village. Follow the signs of 'iberhotel', a very big holiday village near Golkoy, and half the way you come accross Atami Hotel's signs.Then just follow the Atami signs to reach the Paradise Bay.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    YALIKAVAK - Tale of Two Lovers

    by balhannah Written Jul 17, 2009

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    The Story
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    This another pretty little seaside village in a sheltered cove. The views coming down the hillside are wonderful. There is a Marina here and some interesting old buildings. Plenty of Restaurants and a nice shopping area to have a look around.
    On the Esplanade, is a Statue of Two Lovers. It was quite interesting to read the story about what happened to them.

    Located on the Esplanade

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    YALIKAVAK - Shopping

    by balhannah Written Jul 17, 2009

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    Shopping area in Yalikavak

    Yalikavak, another small seaside town that is quieter than Bodrum. The shopping area has narrow lane ways and is quite attractive. There are quite a few Restaurants here as well. What I liked, is I actually found a Shop that sold Ladies & Men's wear at reasonable prices, and, I COULD TRY GARMENTS ON! a big plus, as this is why I don't buy clothes in these places. Pity I can't remember the name of the shop, but it was a proper shop, not a Stall.

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    TURGUTREIS - Esplanade, Parks, Restaurants

    by balhannah Written Jul 17, 2009

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    I enjoyed walking the long Esplanade here. I walked to the Marina, here there were expensive shops, but a lot not open in May. Expensive Boats as well! Pretty flowers, ... Bouganvillea was in bloom and beautiful, a walkway through very tall Palms, a Nice Park, and quite a few seafront Restaurants made this a very nice area for a stroll or to have a meal. I myself, settled for a Cuppa and an Icecream and enjoyed the view.

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    TURGUTREIS - Beaches

    by balhannah Written Jul 17, 2009

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    Turgutreis Beach

    The Beaches are really nice here, and nowhere near as busy as nearby Bodrum. There are plenty of Sun lounges and Umbrellas available. Beautiful blue waters of the Agean sea to swim in, lounge around and enjoy the Island views, or stay later and see a lovely sunset!

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