Situated in the Aegean Sea on the Bodrum Peninsula, is the tranquil resort of Turgutreis. The resort is nestled in between mountains and fruit groves that give off sweet citrus aromas.
Turgutreis offers a wealth of dining and shopping options to visitors. Spend the morning browsing the fantastic shops before heading to the beach to cool down. Whether it’s a traditional market stall or upmarket boutique that you fancy, Turgutreis has it all. The resort's waterfront is the perfect place to dine. From traditional Turkish cuisine to international flavours, there isn't much you can’t find. Whether you’re a family looking for a beach getaway in the sun and surf, or a couple hankering for a romantic break, there’s something for everyone in Turgutreis.
The entire region is a holidaymaker's paradise. From the great beaches to the dining options and hot nightclubs, a holiday in Turgutreis is a top destination in 2018.
Most popular hotels in Turgutreis
Kadikale Resort And SPA
Turgutreis, Aegean Coast
Turgutreis, Aegean Coast
La Blanche Resort & Spa
Turgutreis, Aegean Coast
Turgutreis, Aegean Coast
At a glance
- Language: Turkish
- Time Zone: GMT +3
- Average flight time: 4h 0m
When to go
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If you want to pick up some bargains, then you’ll love the lively local market every Saturday. There, you can find vendors selling handmade pottery, leather and clothing. And once you haggle for a price that fits your wallet, you’ll be able to take home a unique souvenir. Regular buses connect the resort with Bodrum where you can wander through the colourful streets in the fascinating town. Walk the waterfront in Bodrum and admire the luxury yachts at the brand new marina. If you want to explore other resorts along the coast, then head to historic Kadikalesi, which lies just four kilometres away. Holidaymakers can explore the stunning beaches and breathtaking scenery located in Kadikalesi, and walk the hiking trails in the area. The Castle of St. Peter is another top attraction in Bodrum. The castle rises up at the waterfront, giving great views out to sea. It truly is a must-see when on a holiday in Turgutreis.
Wine and Dine
If you thought there were a lot of beaches to choose from on a holiday in Turgutreis, then wait until you see the restaurants that dot the resort. The cuisine of the peninsula is rooted in the tastes and flavours of the Mediterranean. The region is known for its use of fresh ingredients, and many of the foods are considered extremely healthy. Although the delicious Turkish pastries are considered a guilty pleasure, you should definitely treat yourself since you’re on holiday.
Seafood is very popular in Turgutreis, and for very good reason. The resort is nestled next to the sea. You’ll find a number of delicious dishes, and the grilled fish is a great option for a light meal on a night out. Tuck into more of the area's traditional foods with smoked eggplant and yoghurt, or grilled lamb sandwiches. Raki is the drink of choice in Turgutreis, so be ready to have a few shots before, during or after your meal.
The beaches are a perfect day out for families, and windsurfing at Fener Beach is a unique experience to share together. Families can take up snorkelling or learn to scuba dive with one of the schools based nearby. The waters off the coast are crystal clear, and just under the surface lives an abundance of aquatic life.
But if your family is all beached out, then why not head for the hills and valleys? The rugged landscape that surrounds the resort is perfect for horseback riding. Countryranch provides horses for holidaymakers to hire and ride around the rolling hills. No matter if you’re a beginner or an old hand, there are horses for all levels at the ranch.
Hiking the route from Karabag to the Manara Windmills is another great family outing, and it gives everyone the chance to work up a sweat. Walk up to the windmills surrounding Turgutreis and take a one-of-a-kind selfie with the scenic backdrop.
Action and Adventure
Yassiada island is just four miles from the coastline of Turgutreis. The island's shore is the resting place for 16 ships that were wrecked off its coast between the 4th and 16th centuries. Scuba divers love to head for the island where they explore what lies beneath.
Travellers looking for a unique day trip and a chance to visit another country while in Turgutreis, can take the local ferry over to the Greek islands. Kos is one of the most popular ferry destinations, and visitors can explore the island's beaches and bars during the day.
The mountains located around the resort are dotted with ruins from past civilisations. Hikers and mountain bikers can walk or pedal through the rocky landscape and view the sites. If you fancy giving your feet a rest, hire a quad bike to discover areas around the resort you never knew existed.
For some wet and wild fun to cool you off, Aqualand in Bodrum is full of slippery slides and lazy rivers. Aqualand will not only refresh your mind and body, but it’s a great break from the beach with its adrenaline pumping waterslides.
Life's a Beach
If you want to get away from it all, then pull up a sun lounger and soak up the sun on the sandy beaches. Holidaymakers are spoilt for choice during a stay in Turgutreis. There are eight great beaches to discover, and each has wide open spaces to explore. Not only do you have plenty of options when it comes to parking, but the beaches are all just a short walk away.
Once you get down to the sandy shoreline, the warm blue seas are fantastic for swimming and splashing about in. If you fancy something a bit more adventurous, then try out one of the many water sports you can find on offer at the shore. Fener Beach is the perfect destination for anyone interested in windsurfing or kite sailing. Enjoy the numerous restaurants dotted along the beach, which are a perfect retreat for a cold drink or delicious lunch overlooking the sea.
Once the picture-perfect setting sun has dipped below the horizon, you’ll find plenty of entertainment in the traditional town centre. There, you can party the night away at one of the vibrant bars.
The marina is the place to begin your exploration of the resort's nightlife, and if you fancy hitting the high seas, you can charter a yacht to take you out to sea to party. But if you prefer to stay on dry land, the marina is where you’ll find the best bars for sipping cocktails and dancing.
Boom Café is one of the most popular places to go once the stars come out. Located in the marina, locals and holidaymakers love the cool drinks and great atmosphere found in Boom Café. Turgutreis is a bit limited when it comes to the nightclubs it provides, but there’s no reason holidaymakers can’t head to Bodrum for a loud, pulsating night of club music. Just 30 minutes away, Bodrum has more variety for visitors looking for nightclubs that don't stop until the break of dawn.
Couples looking for romance can find the perfect starting point at the marina. The restaurants, bars and cafés provide an atmosphere like no other in Turgutreis, and watching the world go by at the waterfront can be a truly romantic experience.
If you fancy a day trip to Bodrum, the Old Town is waiting to be discovered. Located near the Castle of St. Peter, another must-see, the narrow streets and alleys are draped in lush green vines. The whitewashed buildings, houses and shops look like something out of a fairytale, and it gives the entire area a vibrancy that cannot be found anywhere else in the city.
For something unique, charter a yacht to take you out to sea. Watch the sunset, feel the Mediterranean breeze through your hair or just enjoy a night under the stars as you drift through the waters. Once you return to the waterfront, join the crowds at one of the hot nightspots, and dance until the sun comes up on your holiday in Turgutreis.
One of the most culturally unique experiences a traveller can enjoy on a holiday in Turgutreis is to go to a Turkish bath. Receive a massage and feel the steam from a real Turkish sauna as you sweat out the night before. It’s a great way to cleanse the body and relax the mind before heading out for a night on the town.
One of the biggest festivals during the year is the Turgutreis International Classical Music Festival. The festival attracts tens of thousands of people each July, and holidaymakers can listen to concerts during the celebration. In June, visitors can experience the Commemoration Festival, and in May the Bicycle Festival attractions thousands of cyclists to the region to take to the trails. Each festival has a variety of activities that include music, food and entertainment.
A holiday in Turgutreis is full of non-stop adventure and fun. For an unforgettable seaside holiday in 2018, why not make Turgutreis your destination today?