A few hours after Aydin; we arrived at Bodrum. Our bus passed through beautiful Aegean towns of Soke; Bafa and Milas along the way. Around Bafa Lake; the nature is mesmerising; everything is emerald green and beautiful. Around the lake there are quite a few cafes; hotels and restaurants.
It was lunch time when we arrived so we headed towards this tiny little town called Gumusluk right away. This gorgeous town is about 40 minutes away from Bodrum. The sea was very calm and clean later we learned that the sea was certified with the Blue Flag. The area is protected as it contains the remains of the ancient city of Myndos . From the sunken city; you can take a peaceful walk towards the Rabbit Island coast.
We returned to Bodrum in the evening. There is a lot to explore at night. Bodrum is also famous with its Sea sponges. We had dinner at this pizza joint called Sunger Pizza which literally means Sponge. It was one of the best pizzas we ever had. There is quite a lot of entertainment joints in Bodrum; including cafes; bars and lounges where varieties of music is played.
The next day we go to the Torba bay early in the morning. Torba is about 10 minutes from Bodrum and has magnificent touristic facilities. Torba is also famous with its green habitat.
On the third day we travelled to Bitez which is another bay-village 10 minutes away from Bodrum. The sea is very calm and beautiful; it reminds us of Gumusluk. The beach side is full of various cafes and restaurants. This is a very popular spot for families with children. Also the village features a generous number of souvenir shops selling the best of traditional clothing; jewelry etc.
The next morning we took a boat trip to the islands nearby. It is a Bodrum tradition to see other islands when you visit Bodrum. So many beautiful islands so close; almost like a pearl necklace on the beautiful neck of the Aegean sea. Greek islands Kos; Nisos and Rhodes are very close.
WHAT TO DO:
- Visit Bodrum castle
- Visit underwater museum
- Visit the Sali Pazari bazaar
- Take a boat tour
- Join the blue voyage
- Visit the antic theatre
- Devour on the seafood in Gumusluk
- Taste Bodrum style borek; pumpkin-flower dolma; bergamot jam
- Buy Bodrum pebbles and traditional batik clothing.
- Bodrum castle
- Charian princess Island
- Ancient Mousolos theatre
- Myndos Door
- Underwater museum
- Traditional bodrum houses
How to get there?
Bodrum-Milas International Airport is only 30 minutes away from the city centre.