Holiday Towns & Resorts in Bodrum, Bodrum peninsula

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Turkey, on the southwest of Turkey’s Aegean coasts. Enchanting villages, with guest houses and small hotels on quite bays, dot the peninsula.

Central Bodrum (Bodrum city centre) is the main resort of the Bodrum peninsula, situated on the south-east and full of variety of hotels, apartments, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, marina, shopping and entertainment zones.


On the southern coast, Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Aktur, Ortakent, Karaincir, Gumusluk, Bagla and Akyarlar have are the popular holiday resorts with beautiful sandy beaches. Campers and windsurfers enjoy Gumbet, and at Bitez colorful sailboards weave skillfully among the masts of the yachts in the bay.

Turgutreis, Gumusluk and Yalikavak, all with good environment, lie on the western side of the peninsula and those regions are ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports.

Torba, Gundogan, Turkbuku and Golturkbuku are the popular resorts on the northern part of the Bodrum peninsula, all are situated in stunning bays, pine forests and beautiful beaches.

Main holiday towns & resorts in Bodrum

alphabetical order

Akyarlar


Akyarlar is located on the most south westerly point of the Bodrum peninsula, just across the Greek island of Kos. Once a small fishing town in Bodrum, Akyarlar now has become one of the most popular resorts in the peninsula. Akyarlar is also the best and the leading destination for windsurfing in Bodrum peninsula. Continue reading…

Bitez

Bitez is located on one of the best coves, on the south-east coast of the Bodrum peninsula. It also has the longest coast in Bodrum peninsula. It can be considered as the best resort and region for windsurfing in whole Turkey coasts. The background of the resort is surrounded by tangerine and citrus trees. Bitez can also be considered as one of the most frequented spots of holidaymakers who want to get away from the crowds of Bodrum city center. Continue reading…

central Bodrum

Central Bodrum (Bodrum city centre) is the main resort located on the south-east of the Bodrum peninsula. You’ll find variety of hotels, apartments, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, Marina, shopping and entertainment zones. Daily life is fantastic here. Bodrum city center is also the center of entertainment and intense nightlife activities on the Bodrum peninsula. Continue reading…

Golturkbuku

Golturkbuku is one of the fastest developing places, located between Turkbuku and Torba, on the middle north coast of the Bodrum peninsula, and a very popular place in terms of entertainment and nightlife. The resort can be divided into two concepts, as holiday and entertainment. The Golkoy side is much quieter and popular with Turkish holidaymakers, while the Turkbuku side is more lively and active in summers. Continue reading…


Gumbet

Gumbet is a popular holiday resort with numerous hotels and apartments located by a beautiful bay, on the south-east coast of the Bodrum peninsula. The resort is mostly preferred by the young holidaymakers. The shallow waters, long beach and beautiful cove of the resort is very ideal for water sports lovers. Continue reading…

Gumusluk

Once a pretty seaside village and a fishing port, Gumusluk is now a popular holiday town located on the middle west end of the Bodrum peninsula. The resort is famous for its fresh fish and crystal clear waters. The beach and sea is great here while the inner harbor is like a lake that is also very popular for yachts and gulets. Continue reading…

Gundogan

Gundogan is a pretty holiday town located between Yalikavak and Turkbuku, on the middle north coast of Bodrum peninsula. Once a small fishing town, the resort today is a popular holiday resort and famous for its heavenly cove, mandarin gardens and crystal clear waters. Continue reading…

Ortakent

Ortakent is located on the middle south coast of the Bodrum peninsula, just after Bitez. The resort is famous for its warm waters, sandy beach and mandarin gardens. Ortakent coast is the second longest one after Bitez, has a long beautiful beach where also variety of water sports available. Continue reading…

Torba

Torba is a popular holiday town located on the north east coast of Bodrum peninsula. It is one the closest resort to central Bodrum. Torba is situated on a beautiful cove and surrounded with green lands full of pine and olive trees. As the resort is located on a protected cove so that even on the windy days, the cove and the beach is always calm. Continue reading…

Turgutreis

Turgutreis is the second largest town, and located on the south-west end of the Bodrum peninsula. The accommodation and shopping facilities are very well developed in the resort. Also one of the biggest yacht marinas in Bodrum is situated in Turgutreis and named as D-Marin Turgutreis. The resort is mostly one of the favorite holiday spots of those who want to get away from the crowd of Bodrum and prefer cooler places. Due to its being open to western winds, Turgutreis beaches are relatively windy even in the hottest summer months. Continue reading…

Turkbuku

Turkbuku is a popular holiday resort located on the north coast of Bodrum peninsula. The resort is famous for its beaches, fresh fish, mandarin gardens, white washed houses and crystal clear waters. Continue reading…

Yalikavak

Yalikavak is a peaceful and lively resort located on the north-west coast of the Bodrum peninsula. The resort is famous for its windmills, mandarins, fresh fish and sponges. The windmills welcoming the visitors at the resort’s entrance, the panoramic views in each sunset, its crystal clear waters make Yalikavak a popular holiday destination on the Bodrum peninsula. Continue reading…

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