Bodrum Peninsula of Turkey

Discover Turkey and famous Bodrum peninsula

Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula

A world renowned holiday and entertainment peninsula, Bodrum is a paradise, known for its climate, sea, natural beauty, magnificent coves and history, as well as for its modern nightlife where the show goes on until sunrise.


Bodrum, which has wonderful bays and holiday places, is a town of Mugla province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is one of the most important tourism areas of our country.

Situated on a peninsula, Bodrum is one of the most chic and European style resorts in Turkey, with its historical architecture, fantastic beaches, white coloured houses, secret coves, fishing villages and trendy nightclubs. It is even more spectacular in the summer as Bodrum bursts into colour with cascades of bright pink and purple bougainvillea flowing from the dazzling white houses that line its narrow streets, winding down towards the sea. Bodrum is also the yachting centre of Turkey and its world class marina is a favourite destination for yachts that cruise the Aegean and the Mediterranean.

With its blue stone houses wrapped in white lime while having distinct blue doors and lush purple flowers, Bodrum is one of the first places that comes to mind during the summer and autumn holidays. You can find below the list of some popular holiday destinations around Bodrum peninsula.

Popular Holiday Places

Gumbet: Gumbet is the closest beach to Bodrum just 10 minutes away by car and is very popular with holidaymakers, many of whom choose to stay here close to the beach and venture into Bodrum at night.

Turgutreis: A sophisticated new marina adorns the waterfront at Turgutreis, complete with exclusive cafes, restaurants and boutiques, as well as a host of new bars and discos.

Gumusluk: Gumusluk is a very pleasant place to stay with its secluded setting, unspoilt scenery, long sand and gravel beach and a handful of excellent fish restaurants perched right on the sea front.

Golturkbuku: Golturkbuku is one of Bodrum's best kept secrets with its array of exclusive hotels, excellent sea front restaurants situated on wooden piers and trendy bars that burst into life after sunset.

Ortakent: Ortakent is very popular with Turkish families. Its 2 km long beach is considered by many to be one of the best on the peninsula and is dotted with several restaurants, motels and some unique tower houses.

Bitez: Bitez lies on a bay, a few kilometres west from Bodrum, attracting an older, more upmarket crowd. Backed by lush tangerine orchards, Bitez is perfect for those who want to escape the crowds.

Yalikavak: Formerly the area was main sponge fishing port, the village of Yalikavak maintains a relaxing atmosphere for quaint seaside eating.

Turkey's Bodrum Peninsula
Colourful Street, Bodrum, Mugla