Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem


The Bodrum Peninsula on Turkey’s stunning Aegean coast is the summer playground for hundreds of thousands of discerning holiday-makers offering something for everyone – the beach bum, party animal, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie.

Turkbuku, on the Bodrum Peninsula was described in the NY Times as the ‘San Tropez of Turkey’. The whitewashed town of Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) is the beating heart of the Peninsula where the Turkish elite come to let their hair down. ‘The Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem’ is the definitive book for visitors and expats alike from Jay Artale, part-time resident and someone in the know.

This travel guide is packed with meticulously researched facts and fun, sites and scenes, eats and treats, must-dos and don’t-dos, both on and off the well-beaten track.

This guide includes all of the towns and villages on the Bodrum Peninsula including; Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent, Yahsi, Akyarlar; Camel Beach; Turgutreis; Kadikalesi; Gumusluk; Derekoy; Yalikavak; Gundogan; Turkbuku; Golkoy; Kucukbuk and Torba.

For all of these locations, the Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide provides information about getting your bearings; an introduction to the area, tips for getting around, including local dolmus timetables; an overview of sightseeing and activities; local beach, boat trip and water sport information; entertainment tips and recommendations; and a summary of what’s nearby.

Need to know how to get about? Want insider knowledge on the best boats trips to hidden coves and where to find ancient sites to tumble over? Looking for the best places to eat for authentic rustic cuisine?

Fancy a high-energy water-ski ride around the bay? Dying to know what bars to see and be seen in? It’s all here, and much, much more. Whether dipping in for a hint or two or reading cover-to-cover in one serving, this book should be in everyone’s suitcase.

Jay’s travel guidebook covers this area of Turkey in much greater detail than travel guidebooks research and written by Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, Rough Guide or Berlitz.