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Bodrum
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Aquarium Cove, Bodrum
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Karaada Island, Bodrum
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Knidos
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Palamutbükü
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Kargı Cove
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Datca
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Aktur Bay
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Bencik Bay
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Embark on an Epic Journey: Bodrum to Gulf of Hisaronu

Departing from Bodrum
Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 7-14 days

Prepare for an extraordinary voyage along the captivating Bodrum coastline to the Gulf of Hisaronu, where every wave carries the promise of discovery and wonder.

Join us on this unforgettable journey and experience the magic of the Aegean like never before!

Activities
Serenity
Exploration
Bodrum Milas Airport
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Discover Hidden Gems!

Set sail on an unforgettable adventure along the stunning coastline of Bodrum! 

  • Kick off your journey at Bodrum Aquarium Bay, where crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life await. Dive into the azure sea for a refreshing swim or snorkel amidst colorful coral reefs and exotic fish.

  • Continue your adventure to Bodrum Karada, a secluded cove surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush greenery. Relax on the pristine beaches, soak up the sun, and admire the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.

  • Experience the beauty of Kargi Cove, known for its tranquil waters and picturesque shoreline. Anchor your boat and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the sandy beaches or explore the hidden caves and coves.

  • Discover the charming village of Datca, nestled along the coastline with its traditional stone houses and bustling harbor. Sample delicious seafood dishes at local tavernas and immerse yourself in the authentic Turkish atmosphere.

  • Sail to Knidos, a hidden gem with its sheltered bays and turquoise waters. Explore ancient ruins scattered along the coastline or simply relax on deck and enjoy the stunning scenery.

  • Take a dip in the sea, enjoy water sports activities, or simply laze on the sun-drenched shores.

  • Indulge in paradise at Aktur Bay, a secluded oasis with pristine beaches and stunning natural beauty.

  • Take a scenic hike, explore the island's hidden coves, or simply unwind and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.

For a seamless start to your journey, it's worth noting that Bodrum Milas Airport is the closest to Bodrum. You can quickly embark on your unforgettable sea adventure with a short transfer from the airport at the beginning of your journey. 

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Bodrum

Bodrum, a coastal gem on the southwestern Turkish peninsula, invites you to discover its allure, where the Aegean Sea unveils timeless beauty amidst a backdrop of historical wonders and modern sophistication. 

Historical Marvels

Immerse yourself in Bodrum's rich history as you wander through its enchanting streets adorned with bougainvillea-draped buildings. Uncover the mysteries of the ancient city with its well-preserved Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Sun-Kissed Beaches and Azure Waters

Bodrum boasts a collection of stunning beaches, each with its unique charm. From the lively atmosphere of Bodrum Beach to the serene beauty of Bitez Bay, indulge in sun-soaked relaxation against the backdrop of crystal-clear turquoise waters.

Delights Await

Savor the culinary delights of Bodrum, where a fusion of Mediterranean and Turkish flavors awaits your palate. Explore the bustling markets and waterfront restaurants, offering fresh seafood and local specialties. Bodrum's vibrant nightlife adds a touch of excitement, with beach clubs and bars that come alive as the sun sets.

Nautical Adventures on the Aegean

Explore hidden coves, snorkel in secluded bays, and bask in the beauty of the Turkish coastline.

Art and Culture Flourish

Bodrum's vibrant arts scene adds a cultural dimension to your visit. Explore art galleries, attend live performances, and engage with the local creative community.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 3 days
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Nearby Attractions
Bodrum Museum Of Underwater Archaeology
4.9
Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum is a captivating destination that combines the mysteries of history with the underwater world. This unique museum is nestled within the historic Bodrum Castle. Here, you will encounter ancient treasures retrieved from the depths of underwater archaeology, along with carefully selected artifacts from maritime history. Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum invites you to step into the fascinating world of the past, where you'll discover a collection of ancient shipwrecks, exquisite ceramics, historical sculptures, and dazzling jewelry. The museum serves as a portal to ancient times, allowing you to connect with the maritime heritage and the underwater wonders of the Aegean Sea. The museum is home to the secrets hidden beneath the waves, including ancient shipwrecks and remnants of ancient harbors, making it an essential stop for enthusiasts of maritime history and underwater archaeology. The artifacts on display within the museum bring the historical narratives from the depths of the Aegean Sea to life, providing visitors with an unforgettable experience. Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum sheds light on the world of underwater archaeology and maritime history, taking visitors on a captivating journey through the depths of history. Çarşı Mh., 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Historical
Museum
Zeki Müren Art Museum
4.9

In Bodrum, a radiant gem awaits you: the Zeki Müren Art Museum. This extraordinary museum opens the doors to the house where the legendary Turkish art music artist Zeki Müren spent his final years. Here, unique artifacts like the artist's stage costumes, awards, artworks, and jewelry are on display. The Zeki Müren Art Museum is adorned with photographs that bring the magic of the past to life, offering you a profound glimpse into that era. You can visit this exceptional space to delve into the details of the artist's music and life. This museum, filled with the enchantment of a glittering past and art, invites you to step into the world of Zeki Müren. Kumbahçe, Zeki Müren Cd. No:11, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye

Museum
Historical
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
4.9
Halikarnassus Mausoleum, a grand monument built for the tomb of King Mausolus, is now an open-air museum in Bodrum. The Mausoleum had different layers and featured a magnificent statue of a four-horse chariot at its top. However, over the years, it was destroyed due to earthquakes and damages. The pieces of the Mausoleum were later used in the construction of Bodrum Castle. As a result, it has a deep connection to Bodrum's history and local culture. Today, the remains of the Halikarnassus Mausoleum are presented to visitors in an open-air museum. Visitors can see plaster copies and archaeological findings to better understand the Mausoleum's history and architecture. It has become an important attraction for tourists and history enthusiasts in Bodrum. By visiting this place, you can explore the story of this ancient monument and learn more about the history of Bodrum. Tepecik, Turgut Reis Cd. No:93, 48440 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Historical
Marina Yacht Club
4.9
Marina Yacht Club, one of Bodrum's timeless icons, always offers its guests a special experience. Situated in the heart of Bodrum, this unique venue never runs out of live music. Melodies from jazz and world music serenade your ears, while the special cocktail options make your evening truly unforgettable. Marina Yacht Club represents a distinctive lifestyle with its live music programs, unique restaurants, and bars. Every moment you experience here turns into a cherished memory. With its contribution of color and energy to Bodrum nights, Marina Yacht Club is a meeting point that reflects the spirit of Bodrum. If you're ready for an unforgettable night, Marina Yacht Club always opens its doors to welcome you in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Here, music, flavor, and entertainment come together, inviting you to an experience you'll never forget. Çarşı, Marina Yacht Club Milta Bodrum Marina, Neyzen Tevfik Cd. No:5, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Entertainment
Shopping
Restaurant
Nearby Restaurants
Brava Bodrum
4.9
Located within The Bodrum Edition hotel, this chic restaurant is ready to enchant you with its stunning sea view. Under the guidance of master chef Diego Muñoz, its kitchen tantalizes your taste buds by merging the flavors of the Mediterranean and Asia with lively Latin American cuisine. From your very first bite, it will embark on a journey into the enchanting world of flavors, inviting you to return for more. Here's the surprise: a perfect meal should be crowned with a perfect beverage. Brava Bodrum offers an impressive wine and cocktail menu that ensures every sip is remembered with delight. As the sun bids farewell on the horizon, the restaurant's atmosphere transforms into a magical paradise for you to enjoy outdoor dining during the summer months. Brava Bodrum, in a setting that perfectly blends elegance, culinary feasts, and the spirit of the Mediterranean, awaits you with the allure of a magical evening. Dirmil Mahallesi, Balyek Cd. No:5A, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Restaurant
Asian
Mediterranean
Gourmet
Latin American
Buddha Bar Beach
4.9
Buddha Bar, as an integral part of Caresse, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, warmly welcomes you. This exclusive seaside restaurant is a captivating destination for those eager to explore the allure of contemporary fusion cuisine. The menu, curated by masterful chefs, presents a rich array of flavors inspired by the cuisines of Asia and the Mediterranean, catering to every palate. It beckons you to savor the finest in fresh seafood and signature cocktails. However, what awaits you is not just exquisite dining; it's also the meticulously designed decor and an impressive selection of music that sets an atmosphere inviting you to a different world. It's not just a restaurant; it's an experience that tantalizes all your senses. In addition to fusion cuisine, this establishment offers a perfect beach where you can indulge in entertainment and music. Buddha Bar brings together the perfect fusion of taste and entertainment, extending an invitation for you to have a unique experience. Asarlik Mevkii, Adnan Menderes Cd. No:89, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Restaurant
Bar
Mediterranean
Asian
Da Mario
4.9
Da Mario, a hidden gem at Kempinski Residences Nef Reserve Gölköy, artfully combines the rich traditions of Italian gastronomy with a modern touch. It takes pride in preserving the time-honored flavors of Italian cuisine and passing them down through the generations. The Da Mario team maintains unwavering standards, continuously delighting guests with exceptional dishes. Nestled in the heart of serene Gölköy, Da Mario provides a unique atmosphere that perfectly complements the tranquility and beauty of the area. The restaurant, overlooking the stunning Gölköy landscape, sets the stage for delightful conversations with friends. For gastronomy enthusiasts and those embarking on a culinary journey, Da Mario offers a unique experience waiting to be discovered in Bodrum. Gölköy Mah, Kempinski Residences Nef Reserve Gölköy, 328. Sok No:15, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Restaurant
Mediterranean
European
Italian
Mezra
4.9
Mezra is nestled in the heart of nature like a precious gem with its private garden, turning warm summer evenings into delightful feasts, crafting unforgettable memories. Mezra has a story of aiming to bridge unique flavors with local traditions and the world. Its kitchen comes to life with a creative and passionate team. The dishes prepared using local produce are transformed into unforgettable delights designed to enchant the taste buds. Mezra's main restaurant stands out with its expansive wine cellars adjacent to its open kitchen. Hosting over 150 distinguished local and international wines, this cellar is home to one of Bodrum's largest wine collections. Mezra extends a warm invitation, embracing you as part of the family, for a flavorful journey. Dirmil Mh, 6885. Sk No:3, 48990 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Restaurant
Turkish
Mediterranean
Tuti Restaurant
4.9
Tuti Restaurant, located within The Marmara Hotel in Bodrum, stands as one of the city's most prominent culinary destinations. Proudly hailed as the best Aegean restaurant in town, it takes pride in presenting the finest flavors of Aegean cuisine. Merging legendary dishes with contemporary international cooking techniques, this exceptional kitchen highlights its commitment to sustainability by sourcing most of its ingredients from local producers. At Tuti Restaurant, you'll not only relish a delightful dining experience but also revel in the captivating backdrop of Bodrum Castle. It's a place where both your taste buds and eyes are pampered. Amidst pleasant music, you can create joyful memories. And, don't forget to try one of the signature cocktails served in the bar area during sunset; it's the crowning touch to fully immerse yourself in the enchantment of Bodrum. Tuti Restaurant cordially invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey of taste and scenery. Yokuşbaşı, Suluhasan Cad. The Marmara Bodrum No:18, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Restaurant
Aegean
Turkish
Breakfast
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Aquarium Cove, Bodrum

Aquarium Cove, a hidden paradise in Bodrum, derives its name from the pristine, crystal-clear waters and the vibrant marine life that graces its depths. As an essential stop on every Bodrum blue cruise tour, this tiny bay promises a unique and unforgettable experience.

Crystall Water

With its turquoise blue and transparent waters, Aquarium Cove beckons travelers to a haven of tranquility. The light pebble shore adds to its charm, although wearing special shoes is recommended for a comfortable entry. Whether you're a solo traveler, a relaxation enthusiast, or an avid hiker, this bay caters to various preferences.

Activities

Nestled in a natural setting surrounded by picturesque mountains, the beach offers stunning views that enhance the overall serenity. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, visitors can partake in activities like snorkeling, exploring the vibrant underwater world that sets this bay apart.

Nature

The water at Aquarium Cove is a mesmerizing turquoise blue, with high transparency that leaves visitors in awe. Just across the bay, an inner island is home to ducks and geese, creating a charming backdrop for swimmers. Expect these delightful companions if you decide to take a refreshing swim.

Furnished by nature itself, Aquarium Cove exudes a welcoming and beautiful atmosphere, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking to escape the stresses of city life. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and natural beauty of Aquarium Cove, where every moment becomes a cherished memory.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Bodrum Museum Of Underwater Archaeology
4.9
Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum is a captivating destination that combines the mysteries of history with the underwater world. This unique museum is nestled within the historic Bodrum Castle. Here, you will encounter ancient treasures retrieved from the depths of underwater archaeology, along with carefully selected artifacts from maritime history. Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum invites you to step into the fascinating world of the past, where you'll discover a collection of ancient shipwrecks, exquisite ceramics, historical sculptures, and dazzling jewelry. The museum serves as a portal to ancient times, allowing you to connect with the maritime heritage and the underwater wonders of the Aegean Sea. The museum is home to the secrets hidden beneath the waves, including ancient shipwrecks and remnants of ancient harbors, making it an essential stop for enthusiasts of maritime history and underwater archaeology. The artifacts on display within the museum bring the historical narratives from the depths of the Aegean Sea to life, providing visitors with an unforgettable experience. Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum sheds light on the world of underwater archaeology and maritime history, taking visitors on a captivating journey through the depths of history. Çarşı Mh., 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Historical
Museum
Savra Bar
4.9
Situated in the sought-after corner of Bodrum, Safra Bar in Bitez hosts the enchanting notes of jazz music. This stage welcomes both local and international artists, immersing you in the spellbinding charm of music. Moreover, Safra Bar boasts an elegant decor and features a restaurant serving delectable dishes. After enjoying a delightful dinner, prepare to dance the night away at Safra. Rich cocktails complemented by the enchanting rhythm of music will accompany you as you relish an exciting day at Safra Bar. This place is the rendezvous of art, music, and culinary delight. Surrender yourself to the magic of music and the vivacity of entertainment at Safra Bar. Bitez, Adliye Cd. No:85, 48460 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Entertainment
Bar
Jazz
Live Music
Bodrum Castle
4.9
Bodrum Castle rises like an enchanting marvel from the depths of history. Constructed from the very materials used in the creation of the legendary Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, this magnificent fortress beckons curious visitors. The castle, with its historic structure nestled within the ramparts and an inner keep, holds a rich cultural heritage. As you wander inside the castle, you can trace the footsteps of history and revel in picturesque vistas. Furthermore, the Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum located within the castle offers an unforgettable journey into the mysteries of the seas. Bodrum Castle is a treasure trove for those eager to explore the traces of ancient times and discover historical relics. It welcomes visitors to a captivating historical journey, making it the perfect destination for those passionate about discovering its rich heritage. Çarşı, Kale Cd., 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Activity
Historical
Nearby Restaurants
Bağarası
4.9

Bağarası Restaurant is a family-run establishment tucked away amongst the orange groves in Bitez, Bodrum. Known for its charming atmosphere, Bağarası offers traditional Turkish cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, often homegrown ingredients.

The restaurant has an idyllic garden setting, where tables are set beneath the trees, often illuminated by hanging lanterns. You'll find a welcoming atmosphere and Turkish music playing in the background.

Their menu features a delicious selection of mezes (Turkish appetizers), grilled meats, home-cooked Turkish dishes, and even a few interesting vegetarian options. Some standout dishes include their çıtır mantı (fried dumplings) and various olive-oil based mezes. They are also known for their homemade desserts like suflee and fried ice cream.

Meze
Grill
Kısmet
4.9

Kısmet Restaurant is a family-run establishment located in Konacık, Bodrum. It is known for its delicious Turkish cuisine, made with fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the staff is friendly and attentive.

The menu at Kısmet Restaurant features a wide variety of dishes, including mezes, salads, grilled meats, and seafood. Some of the most popular dishes include the yaprak sarma (stuffed vine leaves), the hünkar beğendi (lamb shank with eggplant puree), and the kalamar tava (fried calamari). The restaurant also has a good selection of vegetarian options.

Kısmet Restaurant is a great place to experience authentic Turkish cuisine. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the staff is friendly and attentive. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal in Bodrum.

Turkish Cusine
Trattoria il Mandarino
4.9

Trattoria Il Mandarino is a cozy Italian restaurant located in the heart of Bitez, Bodrum. The restaurant is known for its authentic Italian cuisine, made with fresh, local ingredients. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the staff is friendly and attentive.

The menu at Trattoria Il Mandarino features a wide variety of dishes, including pasta, pizza, seafood, and meat dishes. Some of the most popular dishes include the spaghetti carbonara, the pizza margherita, and the grilled lamb chops. The restaurant also has a good selection of vegetarian options.

Italian
Wine
Kurul Bitez
4.9

Kurul Bitez is a restaurant located in Bitez, Bodrum, Turkey. It is known for its delicious Turkish cuisine, made with fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the staff is friendly and attentive.

The menu at Kurul Bitez features a wide variety of dishes, including mezes, salads, grilled meats, and seafood. Some of the most popular dishes include the yaprak sarma (stuffed vine leaves), the hünkar beğendi (lamb shank with eggplant puree), and the kalamar tava (fried calamari). The restaurant also has a good selection of vegetarian options.

Kurul Bitez is a great place to experience authentic Turkish cuisine. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the staff is friendly and attentive. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal in Bodrum.

Turkish cuisine
Memedof Restaurant, Bodrum
4.9

Memedof Restaurant, Bodrum

Memedof is a well-established, upscale seafood restaurant located in central Bodrum.  It's known for its:

  • Fresh Fish and Seafood: Memedof prides itself on showcasing the best seafood the Aegean Sea has to offer. Their menu changes seasonally based on what's freshest.
  • Sophisticated Ambiance: The restaurant has a refined and elegant setting, making it a popular choice for special occasions or a romantic dinner.
  • Extensive Wine List: Memedof offers a carefully curated selection of Turkish and international wines to pair with your meal.
  • Excellent Service: The staff are attentive and knowledgeable, ensuring a top-notch dining experience.
Seafood
Notes to sailors
  • Very protected from W to NE.

  • One can stern to all sides of the bay except maybe southern parts of the east side.

  • The beach of the bay generally has a shallow and sandy bottom.


  • Optimal shelter can be found by anchoring in 7 meters of water and securing lines ashore.


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Karaada Island, Bodrum

Karaada, the largest jewel adorning the captivating Bodrum coastline, invites you to discover its enchanting allure. This captivating island has become a must-visit for passionate sailors and underwater enthusiasts alike.

Underwaters

Dive into the southern waters of Kara Ada, a true haven for diving aficionados. Immerse yourself in its crystal-clear waters, explore diverse seabed structures, and witness the beauty of gradual descents, caves, and intriguing plane wrecks. With 8 distinct diving points, including the renowned Kacakcilar Cave and Kabarcık Cave, Kara Ada stands out as a unique destination. Sail along its southern coast, paying heed to the inviting currents and vibrant warning buoys that guide your aquatic adventure.

Healty waters

Yet, Karaada is not only a haven for water sports enthusiasts; it's a sanctuary of wellness. Uncover the island's secrets as you indulge in its healthy mineral springs and bask in the embrace of its natural beauty. 

Kara Ada awaits, promising an unforgettable journey where every dive and discovery is painted with vibrant hues of excitement and exploration.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Socrates Bodrum
4.9
Sokrates, located in Bodrum Bazaar, is a unique boutique filled with an array of options ranging from beachwear to everyday elegance. Here, products crafted from natural materials set a perfect example for sustainable fashion. Sokrates stands out with its extraordinary and vibrant designs, immediately capturing the attention of visitors. In addition to these cheerful clothing items, you'll also find a variety of products, including pillows, scarves, bags, and jewelry. Sokrates is not just a boutique; it's a style haven that effortlessly infuses Bodrum's unique charm into your wardrobe. It's waiting for you to savor the joy of shopping. Çarşı, Taşlık Sk. No:8, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Shopping
Fashion
Gifts
Marina Yacht Club
4.9
Marina Yacht Club, one of Bodrum's timeless icons, always offers its guests a special experience. Situated in the heart of Bodrum, this unique venue never runs out of live music. Melodies from jazz and world music serenade your ears, while the special cocktail options make your evening truly unforgettable. Marina Yacht Club represents a distinctive lifestyle with its live music programs, unique restaurants, and bars. Every moment you experience here turns into a cherished memory. With its contribution of color and energy to Bodrum nights, Marina Yacht Club is a meeting point that reflects the spirit of Bodrum. If you're ready for an unforgettable night, Marina Yacht Club always opens its doors to welcome you in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Here, music, flavor, and entertainment come together, inviting you to an experience you'll never forget. Çarşı, Marina Yacht Club Milta Bodrum Marina, Neyzen Tevfik Cd. No:5, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Entertainment
Shopping
Restaurant
Bodrum Ancient Theatre
4.9
Step into the past at Bodrum's Ancient Theater, a captivating relic from the Classical Ancient Age. This architectural marvel, built in the 4th century BC under the rule of Satrap Mausolus, serves as a living testament to Bodrum's rich history. With a seating capacity of 13,000, it offers a glimpse into the grandeur of the past. This historical gem boasts intriguing features such as an altar dedicated to Dionysus sacrifices and unique sunshade holes scattered among the seats. Each stone holds stories of ancient dramas and cultural celebrations. What sets Bodrum Ancient Theater apart is its role as a vibrant cultural center during the summer months. It comes alive with live performances and unforgettable concerts, creating a harmonious fusion of historical charm and modern entertainment. It's an opportunity to savor the enchanting ambiance and create lasting memories. You can visit here for a timeless experience. Yeniköy, D330 No:175 D:169, 48440 Bodrum/Muğla, Türkiye
Activity
Historical
Nearby Restaurants
Memedof Restaurant, Bodrum
4.9

Memedof Restaurant, Bodrum

Memedof is a well-established, upscale seafood restaurant located in central Bodrum.  It's known for its:

  • Fresh Fish and Seafood: Memedof prides itself on showcasing the best seafood the Aegean Sea has to offer. Their menu changes seasonally based on what's freshest.
  • Sophisticated Ambiance: The restaurant has a refined and elegant setting, making it a popular choice for special occasions or a romantic dinner.
  • Extensive Wine List: Memedof offers a carefully curated selection of Turkish and international wines to pair with your meal.
  • Excellent Service: The staff are attentive and knowledgeable, ensuring a top-notch dining experience.
Seafood
Marangozhane Meyhane
4.9

Marangozhane Meyhane is a Turkish meyhane (tavern-style restaurant) located in Bodrum. It has a unique backstory where a former carpenter transformed his workshop into a lively eatery.

  • Atmosphere: Offers a warm and lively atmosphere, often featuring live music. This makes it a great choice if you're looking for a fun night out with friends or family.
  • Cuisine: Focuses on traditional Turkish cuisine, serving a wide selection of mezes (appetizers), grilled meats, and other classic dishes.
Meze
Grilled Meat
Havandan Bodrum
4.9

Havandan Bodrum prides itself on bringing a touch of sophisticated Istanbul dining culture to the beautiful town of Bodrum. This stylish restaurant offers a modern twist on Turkish cuisine with a delightful focus on fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation.

  • Atmosphere: Chic and modern with both indoor and outdoor seating. The vibe is welcoming and perfect for a casual meal with friends or a special occasion.

  • Cuisine:  A creative take on Turkish cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and refined flavors. Expect dishes with artful plating that excite the palate.

  • Menu: The menu changes regularly, but you might expect to find items like:

    • Fresh and innovative mezes (Turkish appetizers)
    • Gourmet kebabs
    • Seafood variations
    • Delectable desserts
Meze
Notes to sailors
  • The protection against northern winds can be challenging.

  • Under suitable weather conditions, you can anchor in the sandy bottom across from the hot spring.


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Knidos

Knidos, a captivating destination nestled on the picturesque Datça Peninsula in Turkey. Steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, Knidos offers a unique blend of ancient wonders and coastal charm.

Explore Ancient Ruins

Step back in time as you explore the ancient ruins of Knidos. Wander through the well-preserved remains of the city, including the impressive amphitheater, temples, and agora. Marvel at the intricate details of the architecture and imagine life in this bustling ancient port city.

Marvel at the Iconic Aphrodite Statue

One of the highlights of Knidos is the iconic statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Admire this remarkable sculpture, which dates back to the 4th century BC and stands as a symbol of the city's rich cultural heritage.

Relax on Pristine Beaches

After exploring the ancient ruins, unwind on the pristine beaches of Knidos. Sink your toes into the soft golden sand, bask in the warm Mediterranean sun, and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. With its secluded coves and peaceful ambiance, Knidos is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking relaxation, Knidos has something for everyone. Join us on a journey to this hidden gem of the Aegean coast and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Exploring Ancient Knidos
4.9

Exploring Ancient Knidos is about walking around an old Greek city named Knidos, which is now in Turkey. People who visit can see what's left of a city that was once very important. They will find pieces of old buildings like temples, a big theater, and other special places. There's also art from long ago, like statues.

People can also see the place where boats used to come, called the harbor. Knidos was known for being right where two big seas meet. Another cool thing to see is an old sundial, which shows how smart the people were in understanding stars and time.

This visit is really good for anyone who likes history and wants to know more about how people lived a very long time ago. It's a chance to see and learn about an important place from the past.

History
Scenic Photography at Knidos
4.9

At Knidos, located at the stunning meeting point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, enjoying the scenery is a highlight for visitors. This ancient city, with its impressive historical ruins, is set against a backdrop of crystal-clear waters and dramatic coastal landscapes. It's a perfect place for photography, offering countless opportunities to capture the unique beauty where history intersects with nature. Visitors can find various spots to take photos of the ancient ruins with the sea in the background, or of the breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky. This picturesque location is not just a haven for professional photographers; anyone who appreciates natural beauty will find themselves mesmerized by the views. Each snapshot taken at Knidos is more than just a photograph; it's a piece of art that tells a story of ancient times, natural beauty, and the enduring allure of the sea.

Photography
Hiking Through History at Knidos
4.9

Hiking at Knidos offers a unique blend of historical discovery and natural splendor. The trails around this ancient site wind through an outdoor museum of history, where each step takes you back in time. As you hike, you're surrounded by the remnants of a once-flourishing civilization, with ruins that speak of a rich past. These trails not only offer a glimpse into the ancient world but also allow you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the region. The paths meander through areas where lush greenery meets the azure blue of the sea, creating picturesque vistas at every turn. It's an experience that is as educational as it is visually breathtaking. 

Hiking in Knidos is not just a physical journey; it's a walk through history, where the stories of the past are entwined with the natural beauty of the present. It's an ideal activity for those who love to explore the outdoors and have a keen interest in the mysteries of ancient civilizations.

Hiking
Nearby Restaurants
Wine Garden Knidos
4.9

The Wine Garden in Knidos is a delightful blend of history and leisure, offering a unique experience for both wine aficionados and history enthusiasts. Nestled amidst the ancient ruins of Knidos, a once-thriving Greek city, the garden provides a serene escape where visitors can indulge in the rich flavors of local wines. The vineyards thrive in the region's Mediterranean climate, producing grapes that are as much a part of the area's heritage as the surrounding relics. As visitors sip on a selection of fine wines, they are treated to breathtaking views of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, making the experience both visually and gastronomically satisfying. The Wine Garden is more than just a place to taste wine; it's a journey into the past, where the pleasures of ancient Greek culture can be experienced in every glass. 

The combination of historic surroundings and the timeless tradition of winemaking creates a truly enchanting atmosphere, perfect for those looking to savor the beauty and flavors of this historic region.

Wine Garden
Knidos Restaurant
4.9

Perched elegantly on the edge of the turquoise sea, Knidos Restaurant offers an escape into a world where the flavors of the sea are as vivid as the views. With its tables lined neatly along the waterfront, diners are invited to indulge in the freshest seafood selection, presented on beds of ice to promise the ocean's bounty at its best. 

The restaurant's ambiance, set against the serene backdrop of bobbing sailboats and the gentle lap of waves, is one where time slows down, allowing for a full sensory appreciation of the delicacies served. Whether it's perfectly grilled fish, succulent shrimp seasoned with herbs, or a glass of crisp, local wine, each element at Knidos Restaurant complements the other, creating a symphony of taste and sight. It's a place where each meal is not just a dish but a celebration of the rich maritime culture, served with a side of gentle sea breezes and panoramic views of the stunning Datça Peninsula.

Seafood
Lion of Knidos Restaurant
4.9

Knidos Aslanı Restaurant offers a feast for the senses, nestled in the arms of the Datça Peninsula's rolling hills with a panoramic view of the deep blue sea. This culinary haven marries the authenticity of traditional Turkish breakfasts with the refined touches of modern cuisine, presenting a spread that is a true tribute to the local palate. Imagine savoring the robust flavors of farm-fresh tomatoes, olives, and cheeses while the morning sun blesses the Aegean landscape. 

The afternoon unfolds with offerings of delicate pancakes adorned with figs, presenting a sweet symphony on the plate. As the day wanes, the restaurant's ambiance transforms, allowing guests to indulge in heartwarming churros dipped in rich chocolate or a rustic feast of fried fish and succulent meats, each dish a harmonious blend of homegrown ingredients and traditional cooking. At Knidos Aslanı, every meal is a celebration of culture, served with a side of breathtaking vistas and the soothing soundtrack of nature's embrace.

Aegean
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Palamutbükü

Palamutbükü, a hidden gem nestled along the stunning Datça Peninsula in Turkey. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere, Palamutbükü offers the perfect retreat for those seeking relaxation and tranquility.

Relax on Sandy Beaches

Unwind on the idyllic sandy beaches of Palamutbükü, where the turquoise waters gently lap against the shore. Sink your toes into the soft sand, soak up the Mediterranean sun, and let the sound of the waves lull you into a state of pure bliss. With its peaceful ambiance and breathtaking scenery, Palamutbükü is the ultimate beach destination.

Explore Charming Villages

Take a stroll through the charming villages surrounding Palamutbükü and discover the authentic beauty of rural Turkey. Admire the traditional stone houses, wander through narrow cobblestone streets, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Don't forget to sample delicious Turkish cuisine at one of the village's cozy cafes or family-run restaurants.

Experience Natural Wonders

Explore the natural wonders of Palamutbükü, from lush pine forests to rugged coastal cliffs. Hike along scenic trails, swim in hidden coves, and marvel at panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. With its diverse landscape and abundant wildlife, Palamutbükü is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Knidos (Cnidus) Ancient City
4.9

Knidos was a prominent ancient Greek city located at the tip of the Datça peninsula. Explore well-preserved ruins including theaters, temples, an agora (marketplace), and the remains of an innovative circular sundial. The scenic location on the coast adds to its beauty.

History
Hike in the Surrounding Hills
4.9

Take advantage of the beautiful natural scenery and go for a scenic hike in the surrounding hills. Discover hidden trails, breathtaking viewpoints, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the area.

Hike
Water Sports Palamutbuku
4.9

Let's dive into the refreshing waters of Palamutbükü and explore the exciting world of water sports! 

  • Windsurfing: Catch the wind and carve across the turquoise waters. Palamutbükü's calm waters make it a perfect spot for beginners to learn or for experienced surfers to hone their skills.

  • Paddleboarding: Enjoy a serene and scenic exploration of the coastline. Stand-up paddleboarding is a fantastic way to get some exercise while soaking up the beauty of Palamutbükü's bays and coves.

  • Kayaking: Embark on an adventure and explore hidden coves and secluded beaches inaccessible by land. Kayaking is a great way to discover the hidden gems of Palamutbükü's coastline at your own pace.

  • Parasailing: Soar high above the crystal-clear waters and experience breathtaking panoramic views ofthe peninsula. Parasailing is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique perspective of Palamutbükü.

Water Sport
Nearby Restaurants
Mudavim Palamutbuku
4.9

Escape to a Tranquil Oasis at Müdavim Palamutbükü

Seeking a haven of serenity amidst the hustle and bustle? Look no further than Müdavim Palamutbükü, your gateway to culinary delights and peaceful relaxation.

Indulge in Culinary Bliss

Embark on a journey of taste bud exploration at Müdavim Palamutbükü. Savor expertly crafted dishes that tantalize your senses and leave you wanting more. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or simply seeking a delightful dining experience, our menu has something to satisfy every craving.

Unwind in a Picturesque Setting

Our restaurant offers a tranquil escape, perfect for unwinding after a long day or savoring a special occasion with loved ones. Imagine yourself surrounded by a peaceful ambiance, the gentle murmur of conversation, and the delicious aroma of our culinary creations.

Bring Your Furry Friends Along

Müdavim Palamutbükü welcomes your furry companions with open arms. We understand that pets are cherished members of the family, and we're delighted to provide a pet-friendly environment where everyone can feel comfortable and relaxed.

Seafood
Sarıhoş Restaurant
4.9

Discover the Delightful Charm of Sarıhoş Restaurant

 Sarıhoş Restaurant invites you to experience a taste of authentic Turkish hospitality and culinary delights.

Savor the Flavors of Tradition

Our menu is a celebration of Turkish cuisine, crafted with the freshest ingredients and time-honored recipes. Each dish transports your taste buds on a journey through the rich culinary heritage of our land.

Embrace a Warm and Convivial Atmosphere

From the moment you step inside, you'll be enveloped in a sense of warmth and camaraderie. Our cozy ambiance and friendly staff create the perfect setting for laughter, shared stories, and unforgettable meals with loved ones.

Where Simplicity Meets Flavor

At Sarıhoş, we embrace the beauty of simplicity. We let the quality of our ingredients shine through, offering unpretentious dishes bursting with flavor.

Betçe Burger
4.9

Betçe Burger: A Taste of Paradise in Palamutbükü

Escape to a Culinary Oasis

Nestled in the idyllic town of Palamutbükü on the Datça Peninsula, Betçe Burger is a hidden gem offering a taste of paradise.

Savor the Flavors of Home

Indulge in our signature homemade burgers and hot dogs, crafted with the freshest ingredients and lovingly prepared to perfection. Our brioche buns are baked daily, providing the perfect foundation for our juicy, flavorful patties.

Unwind in a Tranquil Setting

Our cozy and inviting atmosphere is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. Soak up the stunning views of Palamutbükü Bay and let the gentle sea breeze wash away your worries.

Hamburger
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Kargı Cove

Kargı Cove, a hidden gem nestled along the pristine Aegean coastline of Turkey. With its secluded beaches, azure waters, and unspoiled natural beauty, Kargı Cove offers the perfect escape for those seeking tranquility and relaxation.

Relax on Secluded Beaches

Indulge in pure relaxation as you sink your toes into the soft golden sands of Kargı Cove's secluded beaches. With its calm, turquoise waters and gentle sea breezes, the cove provides an idyllic setting for sunbathing, swimming, and simply unwinding in paradise.

Explore Crystal-Clear Waters

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Kargı Cove and discover a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life. Whether you're snorkeling, scuba diving, or simply taking a refreshing swim, the pristine waters of the cove invite you to explore their hidden depths and vibrant colors.

Embrace Nature's Beauty

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Kargı Cove as you explore its rugged coastline, lush greenery, and breathtaking vistas. Hike along scenic trails that wind through pine forests and rocky cliffs, and marvel at panoramic views of the Aegean Sea stretching out before you.

Savor Authentic Turkish Cuisine

Indulge your senses with the flavors of authentic Turkish cuisine at one of the charming seaside restaurants in Kargı Cove. 

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Knidos (Cnidus) Ancient City
4.9

Knidos was a prominent ancient Greek city located at the tip of the Datça peninsula. Explore well-preserved ruins including theaters, temples, an agora (marketplace), and the remains of an innovative circular sundial. The scenic location on the coast adds to its beauty.

History
Old Datça
4.9

Get a taste of traditional life in Datça by wandering the narrow streets and admiring the beautiful, whitewashed stone houses in this historic village. Visit traditional shops, cafes, and perhaps catch a glimpse of village life.

History
Kızlan Windmills
4.9

Located in the scenic Kızlan village, these restored windmills offer a picturesque view and a slice of Datça's history. The windmills were once used for grinding grain and are now a charming landmark on the landscape.

History
Nearby Restaurants
Mamma Mia Ristorante & Pizzeria
4.9

Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça, nestled in the picturesque town of Datça, offers a culinary retreat that transports its guests straight to the heart of Italy with its exquisite menu and enchanting atmosphere.This charming establishment is celebrated not only for its authentic Italian cuisine, which features a wide array of traditional dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients, but also for its commitment to creating a truly memorable dining experience. From the moment you step inside, the cozy, inviting decor and the aroma of freshly baked pizza and simmering sauces promise an unforgettable meal.Beyond the food, Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça is known for its exceptional service. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and valued, contributing to the warm and familial atmosphere that pervades the space. Whether you're enjoying a meal in the cozy indoor seating area or basking in the Mediterranean ambiance on the outdoor terrace, the experience is enhanced by the attentive and friendly service.Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça stands as a beloved destination for both locals and visitors, a place where every meal is an occasion and every guest is treated like family. It's a slice of Italy in Datça, where the joy of sharing good food and great moments is celebrated daily. Küme 1 Evleri N:6, Datca, Datça 48900 Türkiye

Italian
Maradona Restaurant
4.9

Maradona Restaurant in Datça, Turkey, stands out for its exceptional setting, diverse cuisine, and stunning views, offering a memorable dining experience to its guests. Nestled on Kumluk Beach, the restaurant boasts a prime seafront location that allows diners to enjoy their meals just meters away from the sea, accentuating the dining experience with gentle sea breezes and the soothing sound of waves. The cuisine at Maradona is primarily focused on seafood, Mediterranean, and Turkish dishes, catering to a variety of dietary preferences with vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free options available. Guests can indulge in fresh daily seafood, a variety of kebabs, and an array of mezes that showcase the rich flavors of the Mediterranean. The atmosphere at Maradona is complemented by its bilingual menu and extensive selection of dishes, ensuring that both local and international guests can navigate their dining options with ease. Despite its serene location and quality food, reviews suggest a range of experiences, highlighting the importance of being mindful of the pricing, especially when ordering fresh fish. Maradona Restaurant is located at Kumluk Plajı, Datça, Turkey, and operates with flexible hours to accommodate guests for lunch, dinner, and drinks. İskele, Kumluk Yolu Caddesi No:30, 48900 Datça/Muğla

Mediterranean
Kekik Restaurant
4.9

Savor Tradition with a Modern Twist at Kekik Restaurant

Discover the warmth of Turkish hospitality at Kekik Restaurant, a family-owned gem in the heart of Datça. Experience the vibrant flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine, reimagined with a contemporary touch. Savor delectable dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients and a passion for culinary excellence. Kekik's inviting ambiance and friendly service create a space where you'll feel truly at home.  Explore the essence of modern Turkish dining at Kekik Restaurant.

Turkish Cuisine
Cozy Dining
Seafood
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Datca

Datca, where the Aegean and Mediterranean merge, captivates with its blue-flag beaches and lush pine forests.

Sail into the Winds

Ideal for water enthusiasts, Datca offers prime wind conditions at Kızlanaltı Gebekum during July and August, creating the perfect canvas for an exhilarating windsurfing experience. Novices need not worry – local windsurfing schools provide lessons to get you started.

Underwater Wonderland

Embark on a true blue adventure as Datca's enchanting underwater world unfolds beneath its serene waters. Grab your snorkeling gear and get ready to explore the vibrant colors and fascinating creatures that make Datca's coastal waters a haven for underwater enthusiasts.

Culinary Delights

After an exciting underwater adventure, treat yourself to the delicious flavors of Datca's cuisine. Dive into olive oil-infused dishes, fresh seafood, and organic delights that will make your taste buds dance.

Ancient Mysteries

For history enthusiasts, Datca opens doors to ancient settlements, historical remnants, and traditional architecture. Dive deeper into Datca's rich history with a visit to Knidos Ancient City – an archaeological gem that stands as a living testament to the region's ancient past.

Datca is the ultimate destination for maritime enthusiasts and nature lovers. Anchor at the harbor, embark on an exploration of Datca's beauty, and immerse yourself in the embrace of the sea. Welcome to Datca, where every moment is a celebration of nature's wonders.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Knidos (Cnidus) Ancient City
4.9

Knidos was a prominent ancient Greek city located at the tip of the Datça peninsula. Explore well-preserved ruins including theaters, temples, an agora (marketplace), and the remains of an innovative circular sundial. The scenic location on the coast adds to its beauty.

History
Old Datça
4.9

Get a taste of traditional life in Datça by wandering the narrow streets and admiring the beautiful, whitewashed stone houses in this historic village. Visit traditional shops, cafes, and perhaps catch a glimpse of village life.

History
Kızlan Windmills
4.9

Located in the scenic Kızlan village, these restored windmills offer a picturesque view and a slice of Datça's history. The windmills were once used for grinding grain and are now a charming landmark on the landscape.

History
Nearby Restaurants
Culinarium Datça
4.9

Culinarium Restaurant in Datça is a great place for people who want amazing food, friendly service, lovely music, and good talks. This place is more than just its terrace; it has different spots for all kinds of tastes. The Culinarium Terrace on the top floor can fit 20-25 guests and has beautiful sea views from every table. Another special spot is the Culinarium Courtyard. It might not have sea views, but it's a cozy corner hidden under pretty flowers in a stone courtyard, great for private groups, big tables, and guests with pets.The main indoor dining area boasts views of the sea and art, providing a comfortably cool haven during the summer's peak, courtesy of floor cooling. An extraordinary cocktail bar welcomes visitors with a range of surprises, making reservations a necessity due to the restaurant's popularity.Did you know the art at Culinarium is made by artists from Datça? You can even talk to the artists and buy their art if you like something. Whether you're planning a private event, a gathering, or just want to enjoy a meal while looking at the full moon from the terrace, Culinarium gives you a special experience and makes your visit memorable. İskele, 64. Sk. No:20, Datça 48900 Türkiye

Mediterranean
Seafood
Cocktail Bar
Yakamengen
4.9

Yakamengen Restaurant is located in Yaka Village in Datça and is a special place that takes you on a journey to the unique tastes of the Mediterranean. It used to be an old olive oil mill. This restaurant has everything that makes a holiday memorable: Sunshine, the sea, and amazing Mediterranean flavors. In the early 2000s, the owners saved this beautiful old building from being destroyed. They fixed it up and opened this wonderful restaurant. Since then, Yakamengen has been a place for enjoyable meals and friendly talks, all within its historic charm.At Yakamengen, you will try different tastes in a garden surrounded by olive trees, feeling the history around you. Simply put, Yakamengen in Yaka Village is a charming stone house café-restaurant where you can eat tasty food under the shade of olive trees in a green garden.Everything you do here feels great because everything is made with care and hard work. Yakamengen is all about offering a friendly, handcrafted experience to everyone who visits. Yaka Koyu No:70, Datca 48900, Turkiye.

Mediterranean
Sea Food
Mamma Mia Ristorante & Pizzeria
4.9

Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça, nestled in the picturesque town of Datça, offers a culinary retreat that transports its guests straight to the heart of Italy with its exquisite menu and enchanting atmosphere.This charming establishment is celebrated not only for its authentic Italian cuisine, which features a wide array of traditional dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients, but also for its commitment to creating a truly memorable dining experience. From the moment you step inside, the cozy, inviting decor and the aroma of freshly baked pizza and simmering sauces promise an unforgettable meal.Beyond the food, Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça is known for its exceptional service. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and valued, contributing to the warm and familial atmosphere that pervades the space. Whether you're enjoying a meal in the cozy indoor seating area or basking in the Mediterranean ambiance on the outdoor terrace, the experience is enhanced by the attentive and friendly service.Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça stands as a beloved destination for both locals and visitors, a place where every meal is an occasion and every guest is treated like family. It's a slice of Italy in Datça, where the joy of sharing good food and great moments is celebrated daily. Küme 1 Evleri N:6, Datca, Datça 48900 Türkiye

Italian
Maradona Restaurant
4.9

Maradona Restaurant in Datça, Turkey, stands out for its exceptional setting, diverse cuisine, and stunning views, offering a memorable dining experience to its guests. Nestled on Kumluk Beach, the restaurant boasts a prime seafront location that allows diners to enjoy their meals just meters away from the sea, accentuating the dining experience with gentle sea breezes and the soothing sound of waves. The cuisine at Maradona is primarily focused on seafood, Mediterranean, and Turkish dishes, catering to a variety of dietary preferences with vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free options available. Guests can indulge in fresh daily seafood, a variety of kebabs, and an array of mezes that showcase the rich flavors of the Mediterranean. The atmosphere at Maradona is complemented by its bilingual menu and extensive selection of dishes, ensuring that both local and international guests can navigate their dining options with ease. Despite its serene location and quality food, reviews suggest a range of experiences, highlighting the importance of being mindful of the pricing, especially when ordering fresh fish. Maradona Restaurant is located at Kumluk Plajı, Datça, Turkey, and operates with flexible hours to accommodate guests for lunch, dinner, and drinks. İskele, Kumluk Yolu Caddesi No:30, 48900 Datça/Muğla

Mediterranean
Kekik Restaurant
4.9

Savor Tradition with a Modern Twist at Kekik Restaurant

Discover the warmth of Turkish hospitality at Kekik Restaurant, a family-owned gem in the heart of Datça. Experience the vibrant flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine, reimagined with a contemporary touch. Savor delectable dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients and a passion for culinary excellence. Kekik's inviting ambiance and friendly service create a space where you'll feel truly at home.  Explore the essence of modern Turkish dining at Kekik Restaurant.

Turkish Cuisine
Cozy Dining
Seafood
Notes to sailors
  • Datca serves as a port of entry and exit, providing customs services.

  • Situated in front of a peninsula extending eastward, Datca has two ports on its northern and southern sides.


  • The northern port is a shallow one with a sandy beach. Boats can anchor in the middle of the port at depths of 5-6 meters, and there is also a western pier in this area. Datca boats typically dock here and connect to the shore.


  • The main port of Datca is the southern port, featuring a long quay and extensive areas where boats can anchor.


  • Upon entering the southern port, there is a jetty extension of the central peninsula.


  • The ground in the mooring area consists of a mixture of sand, gravel, and algae. This port is exposed to southern winds.


  • At the municipality-operated pier, you can fulfill your needs for electricity and water.


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Aktur Bay

Aktur Bay beckons travelers to indulge in a retreat surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility. With its azure waters and breathtaking landscapes, Aktur Bay promises an unforgettable escape for those seeking serenity and relaxation.

Seaside Serenity

Escape the stresses of everyday life and unwind on the shores of Aktur Bay. Feel the soft sand between your toes as you bask in the warm Mediterranean sun, or take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters that lap gently at the shoreline. With its tranquil ambiance and panoramic views, Aktur Bay offers the perfect setting for a rejuvenating getaway.

Turquoise Waters

The town, adorned with pine forests, is home to three beautiful beaches: Aktur Tatil Sitesi Beach, Aktur Camping Beach, and Aktur Kurucabük Beach. These beaches feature long sandy shores and inviting turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Dive into the mesmerizing turquoise waters of Aktur Bay and discover a world of underwater wonders.

Picturesque Landscapes

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Aktur Bay as you explore its picturesque landscapes and scenic hiking trails. Trek through lush forests, rugged mountains, and fragrant olive groves, taking in panoramic views of the sparkling sea below. Keep an eye out for friendly squirrels that may accompany you during your walks.

Culinary Delights

Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean at Aktur Bay's charming seaside restaurants and cafes. From freshly caught seafood to traditional Turkish dishes, indulge in a culinary journey that delights the senses and tantalizes the taste buds. Additionally, explore the local market where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and olives from the Aegean region.

Adventure Awaits

Embark on an exhilarating adventure and explore the wonders of Aktur Bay and its surrounding areas. Whether you're interested in windsurfing, scuba diving, sailing, amateur fishing, rafting, or trekking, Aktur Bay offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration.

Discover the magic of Aktur Bay and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Sunset Seashell Stroll at Aktur Bay
4.9

The "Sunset Seashell Stroll" at Aktur Bay is a peaceful and beautiful experience. Imagine walking beside the sea as the sun sets. The sky changes colors, from blue to orange and pink. The sound of the waves is calming. You can feel the soft sand under your feet and the gentle sea breeze on your face. As you walk, you might find many different seashells. Each one is unique, like a small treasure. The seashells come in many shapes and colors. Some are small and smooth, and others are bigger with patterns. The sunset makes everything look even more beautiful. The sea shines with different colors. This stroll is a great way to relax and enjoy nature. It's a time to be quiet and happy, watching the sun go down over the sea at Aktur Bay.

Watching the Sun
Family Fun and Paws at Aktur Bay
4.9

Aktur Bay is a wonderful place for families and their pets. The beach here has soft, golden sand, perfect for little babies to play safely. It's also great for pets, like dogs, who love to run and play in the sand. The water at Aktur Bay is clear and gentle, making it safe for everyone to have fun in. Families can spend a sunny day building sandcastles, playing games, or just relaxing by the sea. There's plenty of space for everyone to enjoy, whether you want to sit under an umbrella or play in the sun. This beach is known for being clean and welcoming. It's a place where happy memories are made, with laughter and fun. So, pack a picnic, bring your family and pets, and come to Aktur Bay for a day full of joy and sunshine!

Family Fun
Paddleboard Paradise at Aktur Bay
4.9

Aktur Bay is the perfect spot for paddleboarding. The water here is calm and cool, ideal for people who love to paddleboard. When you stand on your board, you can glide smoothly over the water. It's easy and fun, even if you're new to paddleboarding. The bay's clear water lets you see fish swimming below. The view around you is beautiful too. You can see the hills and the blue sky. Paddleboarding here is relaxing. You can move at your own pace, slow or fast. It's a great way to enjoy the water and get some exercise. The bay is safe, with gentle waves, making it good for everyone. So, grab a paddleboard and come to Aktur Bay to float, relax, and have fun on the water!

Paddleboard
Nearby Restaurants
Leo Beach
4.9

Leo Beach in Aktur Bay, Datça, is a splendid stretch of coastline renowned for its crystal-clear waters and tranquil atmosphere. This beach is a favorite among visitors seeking a serene seaside experience. The azure waters are calm and inviting, ideal for swimming and cooling off on a hot day. The beach itself is a beautiful mix of soft sand and pebbles, creating a natural and unspoiled setting. One of the highlights of Leo Beach is its relaxed ambiance, making it a perfect place for those looking to unwind and soak up the sun in a peaceful environment. The backdrop of lush hills and the clear blue sky adds to the picturesque beauty of the area. Along the beach, there are amenities to enhance the comfort of your visit, including sun loungers and umbrellas for a comfortable day by the sea. Leo Beach's unassuming charm and the pristine condition of its waters make it a hidden gem in Aktur Bay, offering a slice of paradise for beachgoers and nature lovers.

Beach
Aktur Kırbahçesi
4.9

Aktur Kırbahcesi, nestled in the scenic Aktur Bay, presents a humble yet enchanting dining experience, deeply rooted in traditional Turkish cuisine. This modest establishment, embraced by the natural beauty of its surroundings, offers a menu that is a tribute to the rich culinary heritage of Turkey. The ambiance of Kırbahçesi is unpretentious and welcoming, creating a cozy atmosphere where guests can enjoy authentic dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The flavors here are simple yet profound, highlighting the essence of Turkish cooking with an array of mezes, grilled meats, and fresh seafood, all seasoned with herbs and spices that evoke the region's gastronomic traditions. The setting of the restaurant, with its rustic charm and views of the serene bay, enhances the dining experience, making every meal feel like a feast enjoyed in a friend's garden. Aktur Kırbahçesi is more than just a place to eat; it's a destination where one can savor the simplicity and warmth of Turkish hospitality, all while being surrounded by the picturesque beauty of Aktur Bay.

Turkish
Aktur Tepe Restaurant
4.9

Aktur Tepe Restaurant, situated in the picturesque Aktur region, stands as a culinary beacon offering a delightful dining experience. Perched atop a hill, the restaurant boasts a panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes, including the stunning coastline. This elevated position not only provides a breathtaking backdrop but also creates a serene and romantic atmosphere, especially at sunset. The restaurant specializes in traditional Turkish cuisine, serving a variety of dishes that are rich in flavor and made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu includes an array of mezes, succulent grilled meats, and fresh seafood, each prepared with a touch of culinary expertise that is both authentic and innovative. The ambience of Aktur Tepe Restaurant is elegant yet comfortable, making it suitable for both special occasions and casual dining. Its warm and inviting setting, combined with the exquisite food and scenic views, makes Aktur Tepe Restaurant a must-visit destination for those seeking a memorable meal in a truly spectacular location.

Turkish Cuisine
Notes to sailors
  • The entry of the bay is wide and there are good depths in the fairway. Care is needed for the reefs, extending from the tip of the points on both sides. 

  • Swells at the entry from the prevailing wind, dies off in the middle then rises up by the beach side.


  • Boats anchor off by the state camping zone in 6-10 m. The bottom is weed and sand. Make sure  you anchor in the sand bottom. You can easily drift if your anchor is in thick weeds. The beach area is cordoned off by the buoys. 


  • Regular minibus services are available to Datca (25 km) and Marmaris (45 km).


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Bencik Bay

Bencik Bay, with its crystal-clear waters and lush greenery, offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking both adventure and relaxation.

Breathtaking Scenery

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Bencik Bay as you sail through its tranquil waters. Surrounded by towering mountains and verdant forests, the bay boasts panoramic views that will leave you in awe.

Secluded Paradise

Escape the crowds and find your own slice of paradise in Bencik Bay. With its secluded beaches and peaceful ambiance, it's the perfect destination for those looking to unwind and reconnect with nature.

Adventure Awaits

For the more adventurous spirits, Bencik Bay offers a variety of activities to thrill and excite. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for a snorkeling adventure, explore hidden caves and coves, or hike along scenic trails for breathtaking views of the bay.

Cultural Exploration

Step back in time and discover the rich history and culture of Bencik Bay. Explore ancient ruins and archaeological sites that dot the coastline, offering glimpses into the region's storied past.

Gastronomic Delights

Indulge your taste buds in the flavors of the Mediterranean with fresh seafood and local delicacies served at charming seaside restaurants. Enjoy a leisurely meal overlooking the bay as the sun sets on another perfect day in paradise.

Unforgettable Memories

Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural exploration, Bencik Bay promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Caravan Cove at Bencik Bay
4.9

Bencik Bay is a special place for caravan owners. It's like having your own piece of paradise. When you bring your caravan here, you can park near the water. It feels like the bay is just for you. The bay is quiet and peaceful. You can wake up and see the beautiful water right away. The trees and nature around are lovely too. In your caravan, you have everything you need. It's cozy and perfect for a holiday. People like to come here because it's not too crowded. You can relax, read a book, or just look at the water. Sometimes, you can see boats passing by. It's a great place to take pictures too. Your caravan looks wonderful against the background of Bencik Bay. This bay is a favorite for caravan owners who want a beautiful and quiet spot by the sea.

Caravan Life
Bencik Bay Camping Retreat
4.9

Bencik Bay is a perfect place for camping. It is very peaceful and beautiful. The bay is surrounded by trees and nature. When you camp here, it feels like you have your own private piece of the bay. The ground is flat and grassy, great for setting up tents. At night, you can see lots of stars in the sky. It's very quiet, so you can hear the sounds of nature. The air is fresh and clean. In the morning, you can wake up to the sound of birds. The bay's water is clear and calm, good for swimming or just relaxing by the water. Camping at Bencik Bay is a simple and happy way to be close to nature. It's a place where you can take a break from busy life and enjoy the outdoors.

Camping
Turquoise Swim Time at Bencik Bay
4.9
Bencik Bay is known for its beautiful turquoise water. This makes it a great place for swimming. The water is clear and just the right temperature - not too cold, not too hot. When you swim here, it feels refreshing and calm. You can see small fish swimming around and the sun shining through the water. The bay is safe for swimmers of all ages. Whether you are a good swimmer or just learning, you will love the water at Bencik Bay. The color of the water is really special. It looks like a bright blue gem. Swimming here is like being in a natural pool. It's a peaceful place to enjoy the water, relax, and have a good time. So come to Bencik Bay, jump in, and enjoy the beautiful turquoise water!
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Nearby Restaurants
Ala Restaurant
4.9

Ala Restaurant, nestled in the charming coastal town of Bozburun, near Bencik Bay, is a culinary gem that offers a memorable dining experience. This exquisite eatery is celebrated for its fusion of traditional Mediterranean cuisine with modern culinary techniques. Set against the backdrop of the serene Bozburun waters, the restaurant boasts a picturesque setting that complements its delectable menu. Known for its emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced seafood and organic produce, Ala Restaurant's dishes are not only flavorful but also beautifully presented, showcasing the chef's attention to detail and creativity. The ambiance at Ala Restaurant is one of relaxed elegance, where guests can enjoy their meals in a tranquil, stylish setting. The outdoor seating area offers stunning views of the bay, making it an ideal location for a romantic dinner or a peaceful meal with family and friends. With its combination of exquisite food, stunning location, and warm hospitality, Ala Restaurant in Bozburun is a must-visit for anyone seeking a truly exceptional dining experience by the sea.

Seafood
Filika Restaurant & Cafe
4.9

Filika Restaurant & Cafe, situated in the quaint town of Bozburun near Bencik Bay, offers a delightful blend of delicious cuisine and a warm, inviting atmosphere. This charming eatery is known for its varied menu that features an array of dishes, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences. Specializing in both traditional Turkish delicacies and international favorites, Filika prides itself on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create flavorsome meals. The café's setting is both cozy and rustic, providing a comfortable environment where guests can unwind and enjoy their dining experience. Overlooking the beautiful waters of Bozburun, the restaurant boasts a scenic view that enhances the overall ambience, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely lunch or a relaxed dinner. Guests can choose to sit indoors or enjoy their meal on the outdoor terrace, where they can take in the stunning seaside panorama. Filika Restaurant & Cafe's combination of delightful food, serene location, and friendly service makes it a popular choice for both locals and visitors in the Bozburun area.

Restaurant & Cafe
Lokum Mantı Evi
4.9

Lokum Mantı Evi, nestled in the picturesque village of Bozburun near Bencik Bay, offers a delightful culinary experience with its specialty in traditional Turkish mantı. This quaint and cozy eatery has become a favorite among both locals and visitors for its authentic and homemade mantı, a type of Turkish dumpling. At Lokum Mantı Evi, the mantı is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring each piece is perfectly seasoned and cooked, served with a variety of accompaniments like yogurt, garlic sauce, and sumptuous spices. The restaurant's ambiance is warm and welcoming, with a simple yet charming decor that reflects the rustic charm of Bozburun. It's not just the delicious mantı that makes Lokum Mantı Evi stand out; it's also the hospitality and friendly atmosphere that greet every guest. This humble establishment offers an intimate dining experience, allowing guests to savor their meal in a relaxed and comfortable setting. For those seeking a taste of traditional Turkish cuisine in a homely environment, Lokum Mantı Evi in Bozburun is a must-visit destination.

Mantı
Notes to sailors
  • 400 meters east of Dişlice Island, a marked 1.5-meter-deep rock presents a navigational challenge.

  • The northern shore of the cove features a pier, providing access to the beachside of a summer residential site.


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Orhaniye

Orhaniye is situated between Babaç and Tülü Cape, stretching about 1.5 miles to the south. This picturesque destination captivates visitors with its blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

Azure Tranquility

Feel the allure of Orhaniye's azure waters gently lapping against the pristine shoreline. The beach, with its soft golden sands, invites you to unwind and soak up the Mediterranean sun. Don't miss the famous Kızkumu Beach, a 430-meter-long beach that offers a unique experience of walking on water. The tranquil ambiance creates a perfect escape for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.

Sailor's Paradise

Orhaniye is a sailor's dream come true, with its calm waters and gentle breezes. The Martı Marina welcomes sailing enthusiasts and offers a starting point for unforgettable yacht tours. Sail along the coast, exploring hidden coves and secluded bays, making every moment on the water a maritime delight.

Breathtaking Landscapes

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes that surround Orhaniye. The lush greenery of pine-clad hills complements the deep blue of the sea, creating a mesmerizing panorama. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront or venture into the nearby hills for panoramic views that will leave you in awe.

Local Flavors

Indulge your taste buds in Orhaniye's culinary delights. Local restaurants offer a feast of fresh seafood, infused with the flavors of the Mediterranean. Savor traditional Turkish dishes and experience the warmth of local hospitality, making every meal a memorable journey for your palate.

Historical Treasures

Explore ancient ruins and archaeological sites that whisper tales of civilizations past. Near Orhaniye, you can stumble upon the remnants of the ancient Bybassos city. Historical accounts suggest that this city extended to the slopes of the mountains.

Discover the charm of this coastal haven and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Kadirga Bay
4.9

Kadirga Bay stands out as a captivating cove within its scenic surroundings, renowned for its crystalline waters embraced by lush, forested cliffs offering breathtaking panoramas. This hidden sanctuary beckons with its pristine white shores, rugged cliffs, and translucent waters, making it a haven for those in search of serene seclusion. The bay's remarkably clear waters provide a window to vibrant marine ecosystems and intricate rock formations, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty below the surface. Notably, Kadirga Bay proudly holds a Blue Flag Award, a testament to its commitment to upholding exceptional environmental and quality standards.

Activity
Kızkumu Beach
4.9

Marmaris' mysterious treasure, Kızkumu Beach, is a unique gift from nature. Here, you can walk on water! As you uncover the secrets beneath the sands, you'll feel like you've stepped into a fairy tale. What makes Kızkumu Beach truly enchanting is its ability to make you feel like you're walking on the sea's surface with its fine sands. Experiencing this extraordinary phenomenon will make you feel as if you're in a magical world. The beach is a perfect meeting point for both nature enthusiasts and those looking to enjoy the sun and sea. After you've enjoyed the sea and sun, you can relax on the comfortable sunbeds or savor a delicious meal filled with fresh seafood. Kızkumu Beach offers you the opportunity to turn an ordinary day into an unforgettable memory. Marmaris Kızkumu Beach is the ideal choice for those who want to feel like they're inside a fairy tale and experience the enchantment of nature. This summer, discover the magical world of Kızkumu Beach and create unforgettable memories.

Beach
Activity
Orhaniye Canoe Adventure
4.9

Orhaniye, known for its natural beauty and tranquil waters, is an ideal location for canoeing enthusiasts. The "Orhaniye Canoe Adventure" offers an exceptional opportunity to explore these serene settings by paddling through the calm, crystal-clear waters. This activity is perfect for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced canoeist. As you glide along, you'll be surrounded by the stunning landscape of Orhaniye, with its lush greenery and the picturesque backdrop of the mountains. The peaceful environment allows for a relaxing yet invigorating experience, where you can connect with nature at your own pace. Canoeing here is not just about the physical activity; it's about immersing yourself in the tranquility of the area, taking in the fresh air, and enjoying the gentle movement of the water. The "Orhaniye Canoe Adventure" is an ideal way to spend a day outdoors, offering a blend of adventure, relaxation, and the beauty of the Turkish countryside.

Canoeing
Marmaris Honey House
4.9

Orhaniye, a charming village near Marmaris, is home to the delightful Marmaris Bal Evi. This special place is renowned for its authentic and high-quality honey, a product of the area's rich, natural flora. Marmaris Bal Evi offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the world of beekeeping and honey production. Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Orhaniye, with its lush greenery and tranquil environment, the honey house presents a range of different honey types, each with its unique flavor and properties. Visitors can taste and purchase these natural products, gaining insight into the traditional methods of honey production that have been passed down through generations. The experience at Marmaris Bal Evi is not just about tasting honey; it's about appreciating the natural bounty of Orhaniye and the meticulous craft of local beekeepers. It's a perfect stop for those looking to connect with the local culture and savor the sweetness of nature's offerings.

Honey House
Nearby Restaurants
İncir Restaurant
4.9

İncir Restaurant in Fethiye is a notable culinary establishment that focuses on delivering a high-quality dining experience with a modern twist on traditional Turkish dishes. The restaurant prides itself on using only the finest seasonal produce, sourced locally from trusted producers who emphasize natural farming methods. İncir Fethiye's concept of slow food, part of the international Slow Food Cooks’ Alliance, reflects its commitment to both the preservation of traditional Anatolian recipes and the use of sustainable ingredients. The restaurant offers a select number of seasonal dishes, ensuring a focus on quality and freshness. Located on the roof terrace of Casa Margot Hotel, İncir Fethiye provides its guests with breathtaking panoramic views over Fethiye bay, enhancing the overall dining experience. This combination of exceptional cuisine, stunning location, and commitment to sustainability and quality makes İncir Fethiye a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic and memorable Turkish dining experience

Mediterranean Cuisine
Meyhane Experience
Martı Marina Yatch Club
4.9

Martı Marina Yacht Club, nestled in the serene coastal town, stands as a symbol of elegance and luxury. Renowned for its exceptional marina facilities, the club also boasts a highly acclaimed restaurant that caters to a discerning clientele. The restaurant at Martı Marina Yacht Club is a culinary delight, offering an array of exquisite dishes that are as pleasing to the palate as they are to the eye. Specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, the menu features fresh, locally-sourced seafood, expertly prepared with a blend of traditional and contemporary cooking techniques. The ambiance of the restaurant is sophisticated yet inviting, with a decor that complements the maritime setting. Diners can enjoy their meal while overlooking the beautiful yachts and the tranquil waters of the marina, making it an ideal location for a romantic dinner, a special celebration, or a relaxing meal after a day on the water. The attention to detail, from the presentation of the food to the impeccable service, ensures a memorable dining experience at Martı Marina Yacht Club's restaurant.

Mediterranean
Zuzu
4.9

Zuzu Beach in Orhaniye is a splendid seaside destination, renowned for its stunning beach and exceptional restaurant. This beachfront oasis offers a perfect blend of relaxation and culinary delight. Zuzu Beach's restaurant stands out for its fantastic array of dishes, with a menu that emphasizes fresh, locally-sourced seafood and traditional Turkish cuisine, infused with modern touches. The dining area, set right on the beach, provides a serene atmosphere where guests can enjoy their meals accompanied by the soothing sound of the waves and a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. The décor of the restaurant combines rustic charm with elegance, creating a cozy yet sophisticated dining environment. Whether it's for a leisurely lunch under the sun or a romantic dinner under the stars, Zuzu Beach's restaurant caters to all occasions, offering a gastronomic experience that complements the natural beauty and relaxed vibe of Orhaniye. The combination of exquisite food, friendly service, and the idyllic beach setting makes Zuzu Beach a must-visit for anyone in Orhaniye.

Turkish Cuisine
Notes to sailors
  • Martı Marina provides berthing, fuel refills, and technical support.

  • In addition to the inside area marked with beacons, the marina also has outer docks suitable for both berthing alongside and mooring stern-to. 


  • All boats berth stern-to, with access to electricity and water connections. The marina offers wireless service throughout. It has a sewage disposal system and treatment facility.


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Selimiye

Selimiye beckons sailors to embark on a journey into tranquility, offering an exquisite fusion of natural marvels, rich history, and seaside escapades. This picturesque village beckons travelers with its unique blend of tranquility, natural beauty, and authentic Turkish charm.

Azure Waters and Serenity

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing shades of blue as Selimiye unveils its crystal-clear waters along a pristine coastline. The calm sea gently caresses the shore, creating a serene atmosphere that invites relaxation. Picture-perfect beaches, such as the famous Hisarönü Bay, offer an ideal escape for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts. Discover captivating coastal destinations like Sedir Island, renowned as Cleopatra Island, as well as Bozburun Beach and Sig Liman Bay.

Sailing Paradise

Selimiye is a sailor's paradise, where the gentle sea breeze and azure waters come together in perfect harmony. The well-equipped marina welcomes seafarers, providing a launching point for unforgettable sailing adventures.

Scenic Landscapes

Venture beyond the coastline to discover Selimiye's scenic landscapes, where rolling hills adorned with olive groves and pine trees meet the azure sea. Another name of the village is “Kızılköy”. Kızıl means red in Turkish and this name was given because of the colors of the sunset. The panoramic views from the hillsides provide a breathtaking backdrop, creating an idyllic setting for leisurely walks and unforgettable moments.

Gastronomic Delights

Indulge your taste buds in Selimiye's culinary wonders. Local eateries serve up a feast of freshly caught seafood, showcasing the region's rich maritime bounty. Enjoy traditional Turkish dishes infused with local flavors, creating a delightful gastronomic experience against the backdrop of the charming village.

Cultural Heritage

Selimiye is not only a haven for natural beauty but also a treasure trove of cultural heritage. Explore ancient ruins and historical sites that whisper stories of civilizations past. The village's warm hospitality and authentic Turkish ambiance add a layer of cultural depth to your journey.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Ada Capra's Garden
4.9

Ada Capra's Garden in Selimiye is not only a place of natural beauty but also a delightful culinary destination. As you explore the garden, admiring its diverse collection of cacti, you can also savor delicious food, adding a sensory treat to your visit. This serene haven is uniquely situated, with no direct road connection. It's accessible by a short sea journey of approximately 10 minutes, adding an element of adventure to the experience. A remarkable feature of Ada Capra's Garden is its collection of plants from five continents, all thriving together in this special location. Adding to its charm, the garden houses just nine wooden cottages, offering an intimate and peaceful retreat. This combination of global flora, exquisite dining, and secluded accommodation makes Ada Capra's Garden a truly unique and enchanting destination in Selimiye.

Garden
Escape
Kamelya Island Monastery
4.9

Selimiye, a picturesque village on the Aegean coast, is known for its stunning natural beauty and historical significance. One of its most captivating attractions is Kamelya Island, home to an ancient monastery that stands as a testament to the region's rich past. This small, uninhabited island, a short boat ride from Selimiye, offers a glimpse into history with the well-preserved ruins of the monastery. The structure, dating back centuries, showcases the architectural styles of the period and provides insights into the monastic life that once thrived there. Surrounded by the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, Kamelya Island is not only a historical site but also a place of natural beauty. Visitors are often struck by the contrast of the ancient stone ruins against the backdrop of the crystal-clear sea and the lush vegetation that dots the island. Exploring Kamelya Island and its monastery is a journey through time, offering a peaceful and reflective experience amidst the breathtaking scenery of Selimiye.

Monastery
Turgut Waterfall
4.9

Selimiye is not just a haven of tranquility by the sea, it's also a gateway to the natural wonders of the region. A short journey from Selimiye will bring you to Turgut, a village renowned for its spectacular waterfall and stunning natural scenery. Turgut Waterfall, nestled in lush greenery, is a sight to behold and a favorite among nature enthusiasts. Here, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of cascading waters and the serene ambiance of the surrounding forest. The area around Turgut Waterfall isn't just for sightseeing; it's also a popular spot for various outdoor activities. Visitors can engage in energizing sports like hiking, mountain biking, or even swimming in the natural pools formed by the waterfall. This combination of breathtaking natural sights and the opportunity for physical activity makes a trip from Selimiye to Turgut an enriching experience, offering both the tranquility of nature and the thrill of adventure.

Waterfall
Nearby Restaurants
Büşra Selimiye Hotel's Restaurant
4.9

At Büşra Selimiye Hotel's Restaurant, guests are welcomed into a family-run dining experience that blends traditional hospitality with a scenic seaside setting. The restaurant, a cornerstone of the hotel, offers a breakfast spread that is both rich in variety and rooted in local culinary traditions. Mornings here begin with the aroma of fresh bread, local cheeses, olives, and a selection of traditional Turkish dishes, each prepared with a personal touch. As you dine, the gentle sound of the sea complements the relaxed atmosphere, creating an ideal setting for both families and individual travelers. The family behind Büşra Selimiye takes great pride in their service, ensuring that each meal is not just nourishing but also an introduction to the regional flavors and a testament to their dedication to quality hospitality. Dining here isn’t just about the food; it’s about the experience of connecting with the place and its people, with the serene backdrop of the sea adding to the charm.

Turkish Breakfast
Beyaz İskele
4.9

Beyaz İskele Hotel's Restaurant in Selimiye offers a unique dining experience that beautifully blends exquisite flavors with a stunning seaside ambiance. Located in the heart of Selimiye, the restaurant is known for its fresh, locally-sourced seafood and traditional Turkish dishes, each prepared with a contemporary twist. Guests can enjoy their meals on a charming terrace overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the bay, where the gentle sea breeze and the sound of the waves create a truly relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant's décor is elegant yet understated, reflecting the natural beauty of its coastal setting. Whether it's for a leisurely breakfast, a sun-drenched lunch, or a romantic dinner under the stars, Beyaz İskele Hotel's Restaurant is the perfect spot to indulge in delightful cuisine while taking in the breathtaking views of Selimiye's coastline. This dining experience is not just about the food, but about creating memorable moments in an idyllic location.

Seafood
Meze
Paprika Selimiye
4.9

Selimiye, known for its serene beauty, is home to Paprika Restaurant, a gem that stands out for its delightful array of coffees, cakes, and desserts. This quaint restaurant exudes a warm, inviting atmosphere, making it a favored spot for both locals and visitors. At Paprika, the coffee is rich and aromatic, offering the perfect blend of flavor and comfort, ideal for starting the day or enjoying a leisurely afternoon. The true stars, however, are the cakes and desserts. Each item is a work of art, crafted with care and creativity. From classic favorites to innovative creations, the desserts at Paprika are not only delicious but also beautifully presented, making them a feast for both the palate and the eyes. The cozy setting of the restaurant, with its comfortable seating and charming décor, creates the perfect backdrop for indulging in these sweet treats. Whether you're in the mood for a quick coffee break or a leisurely dessert indulgence, Paprika Restaurant in Selimiye is a delightful destination that promises to make your visit a memorable one.

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Desserts
Notes to sailors
  • Selimiye Bay can be accessed by navigating between two distinct points, namely Sığ Burun and Karaburun, approximately 1 nautical mile to the southwest.

  • When approaching from the southwest, caution is advised due to the presence of potentially hazardous reefs.


  • Selimiye is a great place to re-stock with provisions, fresh fruit & vegetables.


  • We would recommend anchoring in the bay and taking the dinghy ashore. The town jetty is very often full of local boats.


  • These shallow waters, measuring 1.5 meters deep and extending 30-40 meters with a distance of just 250 meters offshore, are marked by a navigational buoy. Furthermore, mariners should remain vigilant of rocks that protrude about 350 meters from Karaburun Point towards Selimiye village.


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