WHAT IS NEARBY ?
With sea front restaurants and bars, and 5 km of sandy beaches, Turgutreis is a great place to relax. The traditional market on Saturday attracts holiday-goers from the surrounding area and the stall-owners welcome foreign guests.
At nearby Gümüşlük, just up the coast, the ruins of ancient Myndos can be clearly seen in the knee deep water that leads from the middle of the two bays to picturesque Rabbit Island. Gümüşlük, as well as being renowned for its excellent fish restaurants, serving the freshest catch, also has a popular series of concerts as part of its music festival throughout July & August. Türkbükü boasts an elegant, sophisticated night-life for a discerning, jet-setting crowd.
A leisurely sail away are 14 Turkish islands and the Greek islands of Kos and Kalymnos. Gorgeous Kos is steeped in history dating back to Homeric times (a contingent from Kos participated in the siege of Troy) and the ancient gymnasium and odeon are still marvelously well-kept.
Moreover, being only 20 km from the bright lights of Bodrum, you will never be at a loss for things to do. That said, Bodrum is not only about partying and thrills but is also steeped in impressive history. The town is dominated by the 14th Century castle, built by the Knights Templar. The range of styles of architecture and the impressive carvings and statues show the fascinating history of the region and the castle brings together the legacies of some of the Mediterranean's most influential civilizations. Ephesus, Halicarnassus, and Miletus, are important archeological coastal sites.