Part of the Mugla province of Turkey, the Bodrum peninsular is made up of many bays. We have included a brief guide to 4 of our favorites here
Kadikalesi, home to PURE, is a small beachside village surrounded by citrus groves. Kadikalesi has a lovely sandy beach, family restaurants, bars and numerous jetties. Above the village stands a Greek church, over 100 years old and in great condition with Greek inscriptions still visible.
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Two kilometres from Kadikalesi is the peaceful village of Gumusluk. Gumusluk is one of the oldest settlements on the Bodrum peninsula, and stands on the site of the ancient Carian city of Myndus.
Rabbit Island separates the two well-sheltered bays of Gumusluk. There is an enchanting lane of market stalls selling all kinds of handmade goods and jewellery.
Gumusluk is frequented by many famous Turkish actors, artists and musicians during the summer, giving it a real bohemian feel.
Restaurants in Gumusluk are famed for their fish. The best in our opinion are; Limon Cafe, Yakamoz and the Beach restaurant. Gumusluk has some great bars; Red Roof in the harbour, Mars cafe near the dolmus stop & Club Gumusluk on the beach.
Turgutreis is a great base for your holiday, situated just 18 kilometres from Bodrum and two kilometres from Kadikalesi. Turgutreis has become a centre for commerce on the western side of the peninsula. Turgutreis, is a lively town, with sandy beaches, wonderful sunsets, shops, bars, restaurants, an outside cinema and a market every Saturday!
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Mazi is one of the most unspoilt bays on the Bodrum peninsular. A visit here will take you back to what Bodrum used to be like 30 years ago. In Mazi you can enjoy the daily catch at a restuarant, and stroll along the beach. You will need to hire a car for the day to get to Mazi, and the view from the road will take your breath away!