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
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    Museums

    by jonturk Written Jan 8, 2003

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    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.

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    Step Away from The Bazaar

    by Ekaterinburg Written May 17, 2009

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    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.

    The mosque on Turgutreis Cadessi

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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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    Herodotos

    by Fen Written May 11, 2005

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    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’.

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    LABRANDA was one 'off the...

    by Lalique Written Sep 24, 2002

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    LABRANDA was one 'off the beaten' we visited. It's about 50-60km from Bodrum towards Izmir and about 12km from Milas.

    Labranda was a religious center. It was connected with Milas by a sacred road. Labranda also had a sacred pool of fish adorned with earrings and necklaces. These fish were thought capable of making YES or NO prophecies by accepting or refusing food offered to them after question.

    Labranda never grew any larger than a village, leaving today's ruins with an intimate atmosphere. Set high on a hill in a grove of pine trees above Milas, Labranda is well worth the bumpy ride required to get there.

    In Labranda you can see the foundation of a large Temple of Zeus, as well as a marble building, which may have harbored the sacred fish. Also included are the solid Andron, or men's club, with galls almost 2 meter thick, and a tomb on the hillside above the temple site (worth steep climbing, the view is stunning).

    The keeper of the site is a very friendly guy, though he knows a couple of words in English and a couple in German, but he was eager to show us around and helped a lot climbing the steep hill in order to see the tomb. He also offered to buy a small jar of local honey (one can see apiary nearby). We did buy the honey, the taste is delicious!!!

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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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    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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    Village Life - Etrim Village - Bodrum

    by Scouski Written May 20, 2004

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    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!!!

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    CATAL ISLAND

    by nihandenis Written Nov 10, 2008

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    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.

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    Gumusluk

    by OzgurEY Written Jan 16, 2006

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    Gumusluk...
    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......

    From the hill. Me next to the fishers The boats
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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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    Cheap Accommodation

    by alancollins Updated Sep 27, 2003

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    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.

    Bay at Akyalar
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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.

    Kisebuku Akbuk Mazi

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  • Gulet Cruising Holiday in Turkey

    by Smith70 Written Nov 18, 2011

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    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

    Bodrum Gokova
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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.

    Kisebuku Akbuk Mazi Kings Graves yalikavak ilgin
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