Bodrum 7 Day Route
Bodrum lies on the Bodrum Peninsula near the northwest entrance to the Gulf of Gökova, and faces the Greek island of Kos. Bodrum is the home of sailing in Turkey and with its bustling nightlife and convenient location is the ideal starting point for a sailing holiday along the Aegean Coast of Turkey.
With plentiful sunshine, clear waters, beautiful climate, safe and abundant anchorages and friendly people, this coast offers much diversity. Not only does it have unspoiled areas rich in natural beauty, it also offers some of the most authentic cultural experiences in Europe – in many coastal settlements and villages it is still possible to observe local people going about their lives in traditional Turkish village fashion.
The translucent and deep waters of the Gulf of Gokova, on the southern shore of the Bodrum peninsula vary from the darkest blue to the palest turquoise, and the coastline is thickly wooded with every hue of green. In the evening, the sea reflects the mountains silhouetted against the setting sun, and at night it shimmers with phosphorescence.
Archaeological ruins and historic sites also abound in Turkey's southern coastal regions. Many ruins and sites such as Cleopatra's lsland, Knidos, Caunos, Patara and Kekova can be seen directly from the sea. Others such as Ephesus, Dydima, Miletos can easily be reached from anchorage points.
Gumusluk is a place where you can get away from it all.
Being a tiny village at the tip of the Bodrum Peninsula about 30 minutes drive from the city center and is one of the oldest selttlements on the peninsular, some traces of the former settlement remain - especially the half-submerged remains of the ancient breakwaters at the entrance to the harbour.
As it is built on the ruins of an ancient city, which was known as Myndos, it is protected against development. Making it a relaxing haven away from large tourist crowds - even the restaurants and bars are forbidden to play their music too loud! ...The ultimate relaxation destination.
Popular for its beautiful sunsets and peacefulness Kazikli Bay gives you stunning scenery - the bay itself is surrounded by pine-clad mountains the sparkling blue waters which provide spectacular views
Here in the bay you will find two restaurants and a few jettys, which people can swim and sunbathe on. During the summertime one of the restaurants being on a floating pontoon is pulled away from shore, to which you find yourself dining out in the bay and where find you dinner is being served to you via rowing boat!
Being the largest bay on the Bodrum peninsula, Turgutreis has become a recent favorite for vacationers . Being a tiny village on a narrow dirt road just ten years ago, today it's a hub of tourism, often an alternative to Bodrum itself.
With endless beaches, its own unique street of bars, and its Marina, as well as an enormous open air market and a covered bazaar (where you can find anything and everything), its easy to see why Turgetreis has become such a popular destination.
Built as a monitoring point up on the hill, although partly in ruins, is the Castle of Aspat (Çifit) standing in its full grandeur. Take the time to wander around the castle - in fact it will take you 700 paces to make your way around the perimeter of the ruins!
Aspat cove is very sheltered as it is closed to the north west winds making it an ideal place to anchor and spend the day - in fact the cove sheltered pirates for many years for this exact reason!