Bitez is a popular holiday town 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. Bitez 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.
Things to Do and See in Bitez
Bitez beach, Water Sports
The resort has a very long cove and beach, and very ideal for windsurfing. Bitez beach has colorful sailboards weave skillfully among the masts of the yachts in the bay. The sea of Bitez is sandy and warm.
The Bitez Yalisi (Mansion) is a name given to the coastal part of the resort, and home to the blue flagged and award-winning Bitez beach.
Bitez is very popular for the windsurfing lovers. You’ll find variety of waters ports to choose from. You’ll also find several nice cafes and restaurants for the visitors by the beach front.
Bitez is also a very ideal and convenient place for cycling lovers. You can explore the area with its tangerine and lemon trees by bicycle.
Boat trips along the stunning coastline of the Bodrum peninsula coasts is one of the best things to do in Bodrum. Bodrum coasts are very rich in color with jagged rocks and bright trees, as well as contrasted against the clear, turquoise sea. You’ll definitely experience the beautiful coasts by visiting the various bays by boat.
The tour guides will tell you where you can safely jump into the crystal clear waters to swim and snorkel. You’ll come across plenty of fish and other marine life, and when back on board, you’ll dry off while enjoying the sun. Continue reading…
You can also have a day out to see the popular sights and historical sites on the Bodrum peninsula, including the Bodrum Windmills on the hills between Gumbet and central Bodrum, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, the Myndos Gate and an ancient Amphitheater in central Bodrum, and the ruins of Pedasa.
Daily Tours & Excursions
For the ones who will not want to spend their Bitez holidays on a routine day out at their hotels, than attending to daily tours and excursions is one of the best options to experience and enjoy the stunning landscapes and natural beauties, crystal clear turquoise sea, historical sites, and charms of the Bodrum peninsula.
Variety of all inclusive daily boat trips, cycling, 4×4 Off-road Safari, Quad & Buggy Safari, scuba diving, day trips to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Dalyan are the top selling and the most popular excursions and daily tours from Bodrum. Continue reading…
Shopping – What to Buy?
You’ll find great shopping alternatives from popular outdoor markets, supermarkets, antique and handicraft shops to lovely stores in Bitez. Jewelry, leather, carpet, rug, clothing, traditional tastes, authentic clothes and hand made items, as well as pretty souvenirs are the most popular things to buy in Bitez.
The Bitez flea market is also a popular place where you can find second hand clothes and woven cloths.
In addition, you can visit the street markets on the Bodrum peninsula and find all kind of goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as brand clothes, etc. Popular ones are held in Gumbet on Sundays, and central Bodrum on Tuesdays.
Eating Out – What to Eat?
You can experience and enjoy the Aegean and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as authentic Turkish cuisine and the flavor of the sea at the plenty of restaurants and cafes along the Bitez Yalisi region, the beach promenade of Bitez.
The Bitez Dondurmacisi (ice cream shop) is very famous here and has shops all around the Bodrum peninsula. You should stop here and taste its delicious ice creams. The Bagarasi Restaurant is a popular one located between two vineyards in orange groves and famous for its meats and appetizers.
Fresh caught fish is also popular. Traditional mezes with yogurt, aubergine, pepper, tomato and olive, bergamot jam, stuffed squash blossoms, Turkish kebab and all kind of seafood are popular dishes you can taste in Bitez.
Nightlife in Bitez
You’ll find plenty of lively cafes, bars, and restaurants in Bitez that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Bitez; you can find wide range of options from 3 star, 4 star, 5 star all inclusive hotels and family friendly hotels, apartments, holiday villages, holiday villas and apartments to choose from standard packages to deluxe residences. See;
We also recommend you make your hotel search and book online via the world’s biggest online hotel booking websites. You can get really good discounts and find the best prices with a match.
- Trivago Bitez Bodrum Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Bitez Bodrum Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get to Bitez?
Bitez is situated on the south-east coast of the Bodrum peninsula, about 8 km. from central Bodrum, and 42 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Gumbet from Bodrum Milas Airport
The HAVAS Airport Shuttle operates between the airport and Bodrum city center. Following the route Guvercinlik, Torba road and Bodrum Intercity Bus Terminal in central Bodrum in order, it takes about 45 minutes and costs 17,50 TL.
And you should take a taxi or dolmus (minibus) to get to Bitez from the Bodrum city center. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 15 minutes to reach Bitez.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Bitez is about 36 TL, and about 115 TL from Bodrum Airport to Bitez.
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Bitez from Bodrum Airport. Especially if you are a group or a family with kids or have lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend private shuttle transfer. They offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer to your hotel in Bitez.
The HAVAS airport shuttle will bring you to at the Intercity Bus Terminal of Bodrum, and you’ll need to take a taxi or minibus from there again, which will be harder for you to travel with your family or luggage. But a private shuttle transfer will drive you just to the entrance of your hotel.
The driver also meets you inside the airport terminal with your name written on a plate. And he accompanies you for the transfer and also he helps you with your luggage like where to take them and even carry them to the shuttle. And as there is a fixed price, you will not have to worry or deal with price calculations.
We highly recommend Tranigo (a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.
It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Bodrum airport (BJV).