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Köycegiz Lake and the Town of Köycegiz

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Köycegiz Lake and the Town of Köycegiz

The town of Köycegiz lies at the northern end of a lake of the same name. The lake is linked to the Mediterranean Sea by a natural canal. This environment is preserved as a nature and wildlife sanctuary. A tiny Dalyan village has a road shaded by aromatic frankincense trees. 

Turgutreis and Turgut Reis

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Turgutreis and Turgut Reis

After Bodrum the largest residential area is Turgutreis, situated 20 km away from Bodrum and famous for its tangerine orchards. It was named after the famous Turkish admiral, Turgut Reis and now there is a statue of this great seaman.

Torba

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Torba

On the northeast coastline of the peninsula, the little village of Torba hides in a charming, well-protected bay and enjoys being only five kilometres away from the city of Bodrum. There is a long shoreline dotted with small and friendly pensions, romantic bars and isolated stretches for sunbathing and swimming.

Tangerine Orchards in Ortakent

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Tangerine Orchards in Ortakent

Ortakent is located at the crossing of all the village roads. That's why it is one of the most important centres of the Bodrum Peninsular. It is located 14 kilometres from the centre of Bodrum and is famous for its tangerine orchards, old restored houses and long sandy beaches.

Port of the Lycians Göltürkbükü

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Port of the Lycians Göltürkbükü

Midway along the north shore of the peninsula, Göltürkbükü nestles in a pretty bay surrounded by hills. The once separate fishing hamlets of Türkbükü and Gölköy came together a short time ago. It is 20 kilometres away from Bodrum on the northern side of peninsula and is a good spot for a quiet relaxing holiday.

Milas - The Becin Castle

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Milas - The Becin Castle

The castle of Becin is found on a rocky plateau in the village of Beçin to the south of the town on the Milas-Ören road. The Byzantine era castle overlooking the Milas plains was restored by the Menteseogullari when they ruled the region.

Marmaris Castle

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Marmaris Castle

The most important historic building in the town is the castle, situated behind the harbour on the hill. The first castle built on this site is thought to have been constructed by the Ionians.

Hydas and Amos Ancient Towns

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Amos Ancient City

Hydas

The ruins of wide city walls dating back to the Hellenistic period lie in Hydas, 35 kilometres from Marmaris on the Erine-Bybassios road, with a square shaped monument to the south.

Gümbet and Aquarium

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Gümbet and Aquarium

Gümbet stretches to the west of Bodrum and there is only 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.

Fine Sandy Beach of Karaincir

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Fine Sandy Beach of Karaincir

Situated 16 km southwest of the city of Bodrum and surrounded by two hills, its 500 metre-long fine sandy beach is one of the best in the area. It is cooled by the north wind blowing in the summer. This cove is one of the most popular stopping points for boat tours.

Cnidos Ancient City

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Cnidos Ancient City

The ancient city of Cnidos has the most impressive ruins on the peninsula and was the most advanced city in terms of science, architecture and arts.

Cleopatra (Sedir) Island

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Cleopatra (Sedir) Island

Cleopatra Island, located in the Gulf of Gokova, has a unique beach with golden sand and Roman ruins. It is a very special place. It is said that the soft white sand was brought all the way from the Red Sea shores of Egypt especially for Cleopatra. The beach is heavily protected by the government to keep it and the ruins safe from any damage.

Bozburun - mainly visited by sailors and enthusiastic hikers

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Bozburun, Marmaris

Bozburun is a traditional seaside village set on the Loryma Peninsula, which is situated to the east of Datca, among the green mountains. The Loryma Peninsula is thinly populated and mainly visited by sailorsand enthusiastic hikers.

Bodrum Peninsula

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Bodrum Peninsula

Bodrum peninsula is situated on the west coast of Turkey. The city of Bodrum lies on the south coast of the peninsula. The sea around is strewn with islands. 

Bodrum Castle

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Bodrum Castle

The construction of Bodrum Castle was begun in 1406 by the Knights of Saint John. It was built on top of the old Turkish and Byzantine castles and given the name of Saint Peter. The construction of the castle continued until 1522.

Bayırköy - Marmaris

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Bayırköy - Marmaris

In recent years the village of Bayır has become a popular stopping point for jeep safari tours. You should be sure to take a break here and have a glass of foamy ayran under the shade of the very large ancient trees in the central square.

Bagla Village on Bodrum Peninsula

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Bağla Village on Bodrum Peninsula

Bagla nestles 14 kilometres away from the city of Bodrum in one of the most beautiful coves on the southern peninsula. The dazzling cove to the west of Bağla Cape with its beautiful beaches is popular with boat tours and the region is an excellent place to camp.

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.

Akyarlar, the Village of Fishermen and Sponge Divers

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Akyarlar, the Village of Fishermen and Sponge Divers

Akyarlar, the village of fishermen and sponge divers, lies with its small white houses 22 kilometres away from Bodrum on the southern side of Turgutreis. The village is next to the ancient city of Termera and across the sea from the Greek island of Kos, only 5 kilometres away.

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