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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 )))))
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 .... :)
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.
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.
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.