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Turgutreis is a popular holiday resort and the second largest town of the Bodrum peninsula. The resort is 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.
Turgutreis 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.
Top Things to Do & See in Turgutreis
Turgutreis beach is a fine one of the Bodrum beaches. The 2 km. long and fine beach of Turgureis has numerous hotels and apartments by the beach front.
Due to its unprotected geography it is unable to make water sports at the Turgutreis beach.
The statue situated on the west of the peninsula, in the name of Turgut Reis, is one of the symbols of the town, and named after the great Ottoman sailor Turgut Reis of the 16th century. It worth a visit and take photos.
D-Marin Marina Turgutreis
Turgutreis has its own marina. The D-Marin Marina Turgutreis is among the most prestigious Marinas of the Aegean and Mediterranean with its Yacht Club, Blue Point Beach Club, duty-free shopping and heliport, chic boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Artists and Painters Street in the marina is also chirping on summer evenings.
Day Trip to the Greek Island of Kos
There are ferry services from Turgutreis to Greece’s Kos Island. We recommend you to take a day trip to Kos Island after a short journey by ferry.
Countryranch Equestrian Sports Club
Another activity venue in Turgutreis is the Countryranch Equestrian Sports Club. It is a nice place with a quality restaurant, horseback riding area, dog training and excursion trails and children’s playgrounds. Here you can ride horses with your kids and have fun.
Address: Akçalan Mh. Pren Str. No:30 Turgutreis, Bodrum
Tel: +90 252 400 0 567
D-Marin Bodrum Music Festival
The International D-Marin Classical Music Festival (which became the Bodrum Music Festival last year) is one of the most important cultural events in Turgutreis. You can join the festival which continues to meet classical music lovers every year in the most beautiful evenings of summer and enjoy classical music in Bodrum.
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 Turgutreis 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 Turgutreis. 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 Turgutreis.
The Painters and Artists Street is without a doubt, is one of the most popular places to have a great day out and make shopping. You’ll feel the spirit of art, and find many great things to buy from painters’ paintings, handmade products, to special magnets related with Turgutreis and pumpkin lamps.
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 town center and beach promenade of Turgutreis.
We recommend mussels from the places on the beach front, salads made from exquisite Aegean herbs and don’t leave Turgutreis without tasting the essential fish and seafood dishes.
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 Turgutreis.
Nightlife in Turgutreis
You’ll find plenty of lively cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants in Turgutreis that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Turgutreis; 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;
How to Get to Turgutreis?
Turgutreis is situated on the south-west end of the Bodrum peninsula, about 21 km. from central Bodrum, and 54,5 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Turgutreis 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 Turgutreis from the Bodrum city center. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 35 minutes to reach Turgutreis.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Turgutreis is about 80 TL, and about 120 TL from Bodrum Airport to Turgutreis.
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Turgutreis 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 Turgutreis.
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 KiwiTaxi as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel. They have variety of different and good models of cars ranging from Micro for 3 passengers to Minibuses for 19 passengers and also offer child seats. They met us inside the airport, helped with our luggage, brought us in front of the hotel and there also helped us with our luggage.