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A Dazzling Coastline

Bask in glorious sunshine on long soft-sand beaches, sail, snorkel and swim in crystal clear waters, and hike into pine-clad hills. There’s plenty to see and do around Bozbük, which sits on a beautiful stretch of Turkey’s Aegean coastline. Add to that friendly people, delicious food and local wines, incredible cultural sites and what’s not to love?

Bozbük is close to charming seaside resort Akbük with its restaurants and beaches and over the water from livelier Didim. It’s also a stone’s throw from wonders of the ancient worlds, sleepy fishing villages and national parks where trails lead to tiny coves. While Bodrum, one of the chicest towns of the Turkish coastline, is an easy drive away.

We Recommend

  • A day of sightseeing in Bodrum Town
  • Beach hopping around the Bodrum Peninsula
  • Sailing on a traditional wooden gulet
  • Priene with its ruined Temple of Athena
  • Explore the wonderfully preserved ruins of world-famous Ephesus
  • An al fresco meal in Akbuk
  • Visit the bazaars and beaches of Kusadasi
  • Hike and swim in Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes National Park
  • Have an invigorating hammam (Turkish bath)
  • The Temple of Apollo in Didim


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Official Language – Turkish is the most widely spoken language.

Time – Turkey is three hours ahead of GMT and observes European daylight savings hours.

Tourist Info – Visit for more information.

Capital – Ankara is the capital city of Turkey.

Currency – The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (₺).

Getting there – There is a wide range of flights to Turkey from the UK with flights taking between three-and-a-half and five hours. You can fly direct from the UK to İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya.

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Awash with Culture

With its 15th-century waterfront castle, palm-lined promenades, whitewashed houses, narrow streets, Ottoman-era mosques and museums, Bodrum is a delightful place for a wander. You’ll also find what remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum, in the town. Elsewhere on the Bodrum Peninsula are traditional fishing villages and Blue Flag beaches for swimming and feasting on fresh fish. There are plenty of places to unearth the region’s past too: the secluded Graeco-Roman site of Priene has a magnificent, ruined temple, while the remains of the revered Temple of Apollo in Didim are impressive. The awe-inspiring ruins of Ephesus, one of Turkey’s most visited tourist sites, lie just to the north.

Sail Away

There are many sandy, calm and sun-baked beaches in the bay with restaurants and bars close by for laid-back lunches in the shade. As tempting as it is, don’t spend all your holiday gazing at the sea. Get out onto it – enjoy an active day of water sports straight from the beach or set sail to explore the coastline. Traditional wooden gulets ply the waters, taking small groups around the bay and along the coast where pine-forested slopes drop into still blue waters and tiny inlets beckon for a swim. Lunches on board complete an idyllic outing.