Introducing holidays to Bitez
A quaint, authentic village with a modern waterfront, holidays in Bitez offer the best of both worlds. With its beautiful beach, great facilities and proximity to some of Turkey's best attractions, it is an ideal choice for those who want to experience a true taste of Turkey yet still enjoy the benefits of being based in a popular tourist resort. A short distance from the livelier town of Bodrum – known by some as the St Tropez of Turkey - Bitez is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and unwind. Bitez Bay is only a 2km stroll from the village, toward which you’ll find olive and citrus groves adorning the streets against a backdrop of charming stone and white-washed houses. Visit ancient ruins, stroll through the beautiful landscape or take a boat tour around the stunning coast – Bitez has something for everyone.
Life’s a Beach
Bitez Bay provides visitors with a crescent-shaped cove with a 1km stretch of golden sands where you can relax and settle into the laid-back vibe. Sun-loungers and parasols are free so keeping cool is no hassle, though a refreshing dip in the inviting crystal blue sea is perhaps a more enticing option. The Blue Flag certified beach has gentle shallow waters, making this a great location for families to enjoy. For action and adventure-seekers, there’s a huge range of water sports on offer, including banana-boating, parasailing, surfing and much more. Windsurfing is also a popular activity here, though head out in the morning if you’re less confident as the more intense waves tend to pick up in the afternoon.
There are many beaches to discover around the Bodrum peninsula if you fancy travelling a little further out. Gumusluk is a half hour drive from Bitez and much more tranquil than many of the beaches in the area. Adventurous types will want to grab a snorkel and uncover parts of the Myndos ruins that are visible in the waters here.
A trip to the bazaars and markets in Bodrum are a must for stocking up on local crafts and souvenirs. The local farmer’s market runs every Thursday in Bitez village, stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables and other local produce. In the evenings, it’s all about enjoying local cuisine and relaxing drinks in the many restaurants and bars along the waterfront, while those in search of a livelier time will find everything they need in the nearby resort of Gumbet.
Boat trips are perhaps the easiest way to get around the peninsula and take in everything it has to offer – who knows, you might discover a hidden cove or find your own private beach! Take a sunset cruise and relax as you sail across the beautiful blue Aegean or try your hand at some water-skiing. Kargi Bay is only a 15 minute drive from Bitez and is also known as Camel Beach as it’s here that – you guessed it – you’ll be able to ride a camel along the shore.