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Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide Contents

Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem

There’s so much content within my travel guide, it was important to make sure it was well laid out and easy to navigate. To give you an idea of the breadth of topics covered, here’s the detailed summary of the 4 different sections within my ebook:

Section 1: Introduction to Turkey

A summary of Turkey’s history, culture and food, as well as some key travel tips that are relevant, no matter where in Turkey you travel.

  • Top 5 lists “What not to miss!”
  • Introduction to Turkey (Geography; Brief History; Culture; Religion)
  • Customs & Traditions (Camel Wrestling; Turkish Oiled Wrestling; Turkish Baths; Haggling)
  • Local Drinks (Tea, Turkish Coffee, Rakı, Ayran, Wine)
  • Local Dining (Local Food Specialities)
  • Travel Information (Essentials; Tipping; Visitor’s Visa; Money Matters; Credit Cards)
  • Staying Connected (Mobile Phones; Wi-Fi; Internet Cafés; Key Turkish Phrases)


Section 2: Introduction to the Bodrum Peninsula

The Bodrum Peninsula is a small area in the Aegean region of Turkey, and this section provides an overview of the local area and sets the stage for discovering the individual destinations in greater detail in the next section.

  • Mugla Province
  • Bodrum Peninsula: First Impressions & Lasting Memories
  • Bodrum Peninsula:
  • Local Landmarks
  • Famous Residents
  • When to Go
  • What to Pack
  • Getting there by Air;
  • Ground Transportation;
  • Getting there by Sea;
  • Getting Around the Peninsula
  • Travelling Further Afield (Excursions & Day Trips to Greece)
  • Day Boat Trips;
  • Weekly Farmers Markets;
  • Beaches;
  • Turkish Baths

Section 3: Bodrum Peninsula by Destination

Starting from Bodrum Town, we travel clockwise to all the key towns and villages located on the Bodrum Peninsula. Each location is reviewed in detail, and provides visitors with all the travel tips they need to navigate the local area, to get the most out of their visit.

Each destination section includes the following sections:

  • Getting Your Bearings
  • Introduction
  • Getting Around
  • Sightseeing
  • Activities
  • Beaches
  • Water Sports
  • Boat Trips
  • Entertainment
  • What’s Nearby 

Here are all of the Bodrum Peninsula destinations included in this guide are:

  • Akyarlar
  • Bagla Bay and Aspat Bay
  • Bitez Village; Bitez Beach
  • Bodrum
  • Camel Beach (Kargi)
  • Dereköy
  • Geriş & Gerişalti
  • Gölköy
  • Gökçebel
  • Gümbet
  • Gümüşlük
  • Gündoğan
  • Kadikalesi
  • Koyunbaba
  • Gümüşkaya
  • Ortakent Town; Yahşi Village; Ortakent & Yahşi Beach 
  • Turgutreis
  • Türkbükü
  • Torba
  • Yalikavak
  • Other smaller villages and bays: Gurece; Hebil Bay; Kucükbük; Paradise Cove; Karakaya; Peksimet; Yakaköy


Section 4: Appendix Reference Section

This section includes links to external websites, and additional resource information for the Bodrum Peninsula.

  • My Bodrum Websites
  • Other Bodrum Websites
  • Books featuring the Bodrum Peninsula
  • Other Travel Websites & Resources
  • Transport Resources
  • Local Tour & Travel Companies
  • Events & Festivals
  • Classes & Retreats
  • Turkish Telephone Websites
  • Turkish Alphabet & Pronunciation Guide
  • Table of Contents

Google Coordinates:

  • I’ve added Google Coordinates throughout the book to help you pinpoint the specific location of key areas, sights and businesses around the Bodrum Peninsula.
  • Google Map coordinates are expressed in decimal degrees and include the latitude and longitude of each location. Example Google Coordinates: 37.035408,27.431953
  • If you copy and paste this Google Coordinate into Google Maps, it’ll reposition the map to your desired location.


For more information about my Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide, visit this home page