Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Golturkbuku, formerly Golkoy, is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Bodrum between Turkbuku and Torba, on the middle north coast of Bodrum peninsula. Golturkbuku is situated on the ancient city of Karyanda on a beautiful cove, mandarin gardens and lovely lake. The town is the most green one in the Bodrum peninsula and popular with the Turkish celebrities.
Golturkbuku is one of the fastest developing places on 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.
Top Things to Do & See in Golturkbuku
Strolling along the beautiful streets of the town, enjoying the stunning scenery on the coast, sunbathing on the beautiful beach, enjoying the sea and doing water sports is one of the best things to do in Golturkbuku.
The town is pretty and traditionally Turkish. You’ll like the villas in pastel colors that glitter in the sun. You’ll also find plenty of orange groves next to the beach to make a walking tour.
Golturkbuku beach is a beautiful one situated in a stunning cove. The beaches here are very clean, crystal clear and very ideal for swimming.
We recommend you not to leave the town without seeing the lake that gives the town its name. You’ll enjoy the natural beauty by hiking or nature walking by the lake and taking lots of photos. The Cennet (Paradise) Cove is also an amazing place. The ancient city of Madnasa is another nearby point of interest.
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 Golturkbuku 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 Golturkbuku. 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 Golturkbuku.
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?
Golturkbuku is a gastronomically rich place. 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 town center and beach promenade of Golturkbuku.
Fresh caught fish is 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 Golturkbuku.
For those who visit the town during winter season, we highly recommend you to taste the famous sole fish dish. Flamm Bodrum is a popular place for a great seafood. Miam Restaurant is also famous for its fish and meat dishes.
Nightlife in Golturkbuku
You’ll find good cafes, bars, and restaurants in Golturkbuku that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Golturkbuku; 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 Golturkbuku Bodrum Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Golturkbuku Bodrum Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get to Golturkbuku?
Golturkbuku is situated on the middle north coast of Bodrum peninsula, about 17,6 km. from central Bodrum, and 44 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Golturkbuku 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 23 TL.
And you should take a taxi or dolmus (minibus) to get to Golturkbuku from the Bodrum city center. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 25 minutes to reach Golturkbuku.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Golturkbuku is about 95 TL, and about 170 TL from Bodrum Airport to Golturkbuku.
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Golturkbuku 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 Golturkbuku.
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).