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Torba - once home to the Mediterranean monk seal

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Torba - once home to the Mediterranean monk seal

On the north-eastern coastline along the Bodrum peninsula lies the small town of Torba, well hidden in a charming little bay that offers protection and is only 6 kilometers from the city center of Bodrum.

Turgutreis - naming follows the legend of Turgut Reis

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Turgutreis - naming follows the legend of Turgut Reis

Turgutreis, a small town on the west coast of the Bodrum peninsula, is probably just known for its most famous inhabitant, the pirate and later admiral of the Ottoman fleet, Turgut Reis. The naming of the town is at least based on his person.

Gümbet and Aquarium - clear waters invite guests

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Gümbet and Aquarium - clear waters invite guests

Gümbet stretches to the west of Bodrum and there is just a distance of about 3 kilometres between the centre of Bodrum and Gümbet. The region developed rapidly and became an alternative entertainment centre to Bodrum.

Ancient Theatre Bodrum

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Ancient Theatre Bodrum

The theatre is located on the road to Turgutreis. It has an audience capacity of 13.000. The stage area has been excavated and the seats have been restored. On the slopes above the theatre are rock tombs belonging to the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Bodrum-Milas Airport - Gate to Turkish Aegean

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Flughafen Bodrum

Bodrum Airport (IATA: BJV, ICAO: LTFE) is an international airport that serves Bodrum. İn the winter times there mostly is no international service for Bodrum. The airport has just got one concrete-surface runway that is 3,000 meters long and 45 meters wide.

Dalaman Airport - much more then a provincial airport

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Flughafen Dalaman

Dalaman Airport is an international airport and one of three serving airports to the south-west of Turkey, the others being Milas-Bodrum Airport and Antalya Airport. It serves the towns of Dalaman and Marmaris. It is mainly used by foreign holidaymakers from the United Kingdom and Germany.

Yalıkavak - Textile Market and Fisherboat Idyll

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Yalıkavak - Textile Market and Fisherboat Idyll

It is 18 kilometres away from the city of Bodrum and the road passes through a green forest. The port of Yalikavak lies on the northwestern part of the peninsula and in earlier times was a fishing and sponge-divers' village. Once over the hills, the magnificient view opens where nature has carved the coast like lacework.

Fethiye - Mountains and Bays - Ölüdeniz Airfest

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Fethiye - Mountains and Bays - Ölüdeniz Airfest

Fethiye is situated in a magical spot next to a wonderful bay, which is strewn with many islands. It has an excellent and busy marina, together with many lovingly restored houses and bazaars. The ancient name of the town is Telmessos and it was founded by the Knights of Rhodes.

Discovering Ölüdeniz and Its Surroundings

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Discovering Ölüdeniz and Its Surroundings

Ölüdeniz is a bona fide paradise that is located in Muğla province of South West Turkey. This relatively small tourist resort borders the Aegean Sea and features mountainous terrain inland.

Dalyan - Lake of Köycegiz and Caunos

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Dalyan - Lake of Köycegiz and Caunos

At the eastern shore of the river-like connection between the delta of Dalyan and the lake of Köyceğiz you will find a small town called Dalyan. Just across the waterway you can already see the famous king tombs and little more to the back the ruins of the ancient town of Caunos.

Kayaköy - a former Greek Village empty since 1923

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Kayaköy • a former Greek Village

The village Kayaköy, former Karmilassos, stretches along a softly dropping slope. Over looked by two churches it controls the wide, fertile level. Idyllic, so it seems from the distance. If you approach next to the settlement, you notice empty window cases. Because of missing roofs the houses change into ruins.

Caunos Ancient City and Kings Tombs

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Caunos Ancient City

The ancient city of Caunos and the famed Kings Tombs of Caunos are opposite Dalyan, within the borders of the region of Köycegiz. On one side of the Dalyan channel is Köycegiz and on the other side is Ortaca.

Datça - pretty, quiet harbor at the Aegean

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Datça - pretty, quiet haven

Datça is a pretty, quiet harbor where the Aegean and the Mediterrenean Seas meet. It is about 70 kilometres to the west of Marmaris on the south of the Datça Peninsula. The small town is lapped on one side by the waters of the Aegean Sea and on the other side by the Mediterrenean.

Muğla - amazing chimneys awaiting you

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The town of Mugla

The centre of Muğla is situated on a plain surrounded by mountains stretching from the foot of the Asar Mountain (Castle). Some of the most famous and impressive tourist centres are within the boundaries of the region of Muğla.

Gümüşlük - beautiful Bay and Rabbit Island

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Gümüşlük

This sleepy and outstanding hamlet nestles in a very beautiful bay and is one of the oldest settlements on the peninsula od Bodrum. The original Lelegian city of Myndos once stood southeast of here. There are also some ruins around the village. The ancient city of Myndos partly lies under the water and if you know how to dive, you can visit the remains.

Myndos Gate to Halicarnassos today Bodrum

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Myndos Gate Bodrum

There is hardly any place around Bodrum (formerly called Halicarnassus) in which you will not find at least the foundations of a temple or the remnants of an ancient settlement. If you look at lot of the known names of Greek scientists, artists and scientists, you need to learn, that lot of them lived in today's Turkey.

A short Bodrum History - formerly called Halicarnassus

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Bodrum History

Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus, is famous mainly due to the Mausoleum once located there, a tomb, the Persian satrap of Caria King Mausolus II. erected during his lifetime. The huge mausoleum was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Together with Sponge Divers in Bodrum / Turkey

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Schwammtaucher von Bodrum

Turkey is the most important producer of bathing sponges. In May, the men of the villages around Bodrum set sail on their narrow boats along the western coast for five months to look for sponges.

Bodrum - The Archaeological Underwater Museum

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The Underwater Archaeological Museum

Bodrum Museum is the biggest and most important archaeological underwater museum in the world and the only one in Turkey. A great majority of the relics on show consist of those raised during underwater excavations and those brought to the museum by sponge divers, now on display in the museum located in Bodrum Castle.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - Artemisia & King Maussolos

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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

The Mausoleum is the oldest of the ancient sites in Bodrum (originally called Halicarnassus) and was built by Artemisia II in honour of her husband, the Persian King Mausolos.

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