Turgutreis, named after a famous Ottoman Admiral who was a Naval hero. It has an excellent Marina with upmarket shops as well. There were all types of Boats here, including the Gulets. As usual, there is no shortage of Boats and Captains wanting to take you on trips. Usually they visit 4 Islands. There are also diving tours available as well.
Shopping streets are fine but if you want to see something a little more interesting then step away from the Bazaar. A very easy way to do this is when you are returning to the bus station to simply change your route. Instead of going back up Cevat Sakir Cad, branch left and go up Turkkuyusu Cad. Passing the park and a small stretches of shops and offices things soon get refreshingly different. There are lots of private houses here, their small gardens filled with bouganvillea and other shrubs. You'll bump into children coming from school and women heading to and from the market to shop. At the top of Turkkuyusu Cad is a small whitewashed mosque that looks like it belongs in the middle of the countryside and indeed gardens and patches of waste ground around here do give the place a slightly a slightly rural look. At the mosque you turn right for the bus office but a small detour left on Turgutreis Caddesi and you will find some lovely old stone houses.
Also, on your way downtown from the bus office if you stay on the right hand side of the street, there are some interesting small streets with fruit and vegetable stalls and fish shops.
Catal Island is situated in front of Turgutreis. The day trip boats visit this island but if you wish to stay longer you would be able to find small fishing boats who will drop you there with a small charge.
Town with a great beach , little houses , fishers,great small sea food restaurants,rabbit island,great sunset and old myndos city walls...
But still away from Bodrum and since 5 years nobody allowed to build anything...Thats why (thanks to god)it s still small and amazing great little village...
You can not eat better sea food nowhere else in whole WORLD.I swear to god , you will fell that you want to spend rest of your life there.
Please dont miss......
This is Turkeys 4th biggest lake and i just can't remember the name of it, its located on the road between Bodrum and Ephisus, and what a beautifull lake it is, this photo was taken in a restaurant overlooking the lake, there are also a few muscle farms on the lake, at least thats what i think they are
This is a night time photo of Gumbet bay, although its got a large beach, i think thats where the charm stops. I did not go much on this place, i thought it was noisy, dirty and full of drunken yobs. I think i will stop there before i offend too many people
I have no idea what this aquaduct is named, but it sure is a beautiful sight and superbly built, its on the main road between Bodrum and Ephisus, in fact i would say its about 10 miles outside of Ephisus. As far as i know its something to do with the supply of water to the once majestic city
Rabbit island at Gumsuluk is worth a visit. The waterfront has 10 or so restaurants (ranging from simple local fare to well-kept touristy places) and from there you can walk some 50 yards along an underwater "path" to the island. The water comes up to about waist height - quite an experience....
The island itself is quite small but has very nice sea views.
During his life Herodotos (484–425)bce, ‘Herodotus’ is the Latin version) saw much of the world that was known to the Greeks at that time. He was born in Halikarnassos present-day Bodrum in Turkey, lived temporarily on Samos, visited Athens, Delphi, and Sparta, travelled to Egypt, Babylon, and the northern shores of the Black Sea, and eventually settled in Thourioi, in Southern Italy, where he died. He was inquisitive about the wars that the Greeks waged with barbaroi (‘non-Greeks’), particularly about the backgrounds and causes of the current conflict in those years: the collision of east (Persians) and west (Greeks). Herodotos set himself up as a researcher and wrote from his own observations, interviews with informants, tales, and written sources. An extensive account that came to be known as Historiai (‘Inquiries’). It covers the recent past and the customs of Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, and Scythians. Because Herodotos was among the first to try to report the past scientifically, he's often regarded as ‘Father of history’.
Gumusluk, a quiet fishing village at the south west coast of Bodrum peninsula that haven't changed so much over the years.
You get there in ~30 min. Less by car, more by dolmus.
DON'T FORGET TO EAT FISH THERE !!!
If the sun goes down while you are having your dinner - don't worry, last time I was there (aug.2004) they had fleeze plaid for us :) It was several other restaurants there too that had plaids for their guests.
Her is my Gumusluk page where you can read more.
We booked this trip with our holiday rep Murat (he was surprised that three young girls would spare a days partying in Bodrum for a little culture!!! cheeky). It cost us £8 each and lasted from 5pm until 10:30pm, we drove for 1 hr outside of Gumbet until we reached a traditional Turkish village, this one was called Etrim, and once we were there we visited a mosque and the oldest house in the village (approx 160 years old?? i think). We were introduced to an old married couple, the woman taught us how to weave a Turkish carpet, another lady showed us how to spin yarn from wool (yes women do a lot of hard work in this country!). Anyway we ended the evening by sitting down to lovely traditional meal served with freshly baked local bread with a glass of wine and watched as the sun went down, soon after we made our way back to the hotel. AND THEN WE WENT OUT AND PARTIED!!!
Stayed on the tip of the Bodrum Peninsula at Akyalar. My Turkish son in law arranged for us to stay in a furnished 2 bedroomed house that could sleep 6 for 50 pounds a week. The property was rented from a local family. The views of Kos and the Agean from the balcony were fantastic. The area is known for watersports especially windsurfing. First time I have been in the sea for years it was so warm. We were probably the only British family in the village. Most of the visitors were Germans paying expensive prices to stay at the local hotel.
Bodrum is not only a destination for nightlife seekers, it is also a rich peninsula full of nice views. Gumusluk is a village at the west end of Bodrum peninsula. It is the right place for good fish restaurants and breathing the peaceful air of Aegean. You can walk through the sea along a shallow path to Rabbit Island. You can see ancient City of Myndos down the sea. That island is very small but lovely and a home for a few rabbits. From its top the views of closer islands, bay and sea are excellent. Enjoy the wind bringing freshness of Aegean.
The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum. Situated in the hillside over looking Bodrum this theatre whose capacity is around 13.000 was built during the Carian reign in the Hellenistic age (330-30 BC.). The theatre consists of three different sections: a place for the audience, a place for an orchestra and the stage. It became an open-air museum after the excavations in 1973.
The Underwater Archeological Museum of Bodrum
It is one of the biggest and important museums of its kind in the world. The relics recovered from excavation which started in the 1960's are on display in this museum located in the Bodrum Castle.The Eastern Mediterranean amphora collection as well as findings resulting from research on sunken ships in the immediate vicinity are on display. The significant of this sunken ships are those at Yassýada, Þeytan Deresi and Serçe Limaný. The remains of the oldest known sunken ship in the world are also here and well-worth seeing.
Bodrum Castle Tel: (+90-252) 316 10 95
Open hours to visit : 10:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00
Open days to visit:Everyday except Monday.
Mausoleion Open Air Museum
It gets its name from the fact that the tomb of Mansolosiun, the King of Caria, is located here. His wife, also his sister, had the most famous architects of the day design the structure. It was almost completely destroyed in the Great Anatolian earthquake. There is a small museum here at the site of this tomb which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The word "mausoleum" is taken from King Mausolos' name. Many of the stones of this Mausoleum were used in the construction of Bodrum Castle. The beautiful reliefs on the grave, however, were taken to the British Museum during the excavations in the 19th century.