Hi guys. Today we are going to explore Turgutreis, Bodrum. Yeah, Bodrum is the city situated in the Turkey and Turgutreis is situated about 20 KM from Bodrum. It is the second largest town build on the peninsula. It is very famous for its commercial centre, which is situated on the western part of the peninsula. This place is famous for 2 things.
You can see at the most beautiful sunset from this town. The 2nd one and only opportunity you can receive here is shopping especially weekly markets. They are very famous for their weekly market which is held on every Saturday. You can visit the different small island from Turgutreis which will be a great opportunity for the photogenic creature which lives inside you. This is a memorable place.
History of Bodrum Turgutreis
If we talk about the history of this place, then, this place is named after the Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis. This place is on the western part of the Bodrum peninsula. You have to drive for 54 km to reach Turgutreis from Milas-Bodrum Airport. This town is only 17 Km away from Yalikavak. Gumbet is only 24 min (18.6 km) away from Turgutreis via D330. You can only use Bus or Car to reach Gumbet from Turgutreis.
There are many beaches on the coastline of the Turgutreis. You can easily find different bars and restaurants on these beaches. This is the best location to watch the sunset. As I told you earlier, it is the best place for shopping also. You can visit main street and it is the best place to shop for your loved and the dear once.
For the foodie people they have a large choice of seafood as well as vegetarian food also. Although it is very tough to find vegetarian food there but still some of the restaurants offer vegetarian food also. You can shop for bags, clothes, and other things in the narrow streets of the Turgutreis.
What you can do in Bodrum
There are many opportunities for the boat lovers in the Turgutreis. They have a large collection of daily boats which you can hire to visit nearest places or to the different islands. You can also hire your own private boat in the Turgutreis. You can take a ferry to the Greek islands which are the centre of attraction for many tourists.
If you are good at diving, then you can visit Yassiada which is very famous for diving. Tourists like this diving spot very much. For more enjoyment, you can go hiking and walking. It is the best alternate for the guys who want to spend more time with their loved ones.
There are different locations for sightseeing in the Turgutreis. The area of the Turgutreis is bordered by steep mountains which is parallel to the coastline. This place is a very beautiful creation of the god. There are around 14 Turkish islets situated around Turgutreis. From the Mariana of this town, you can go to the nearby Greek island.
Population of Turgutreis
The total population of this beautiful place is only 16400 according to the census of 2009. It doesn’t mean that it is an empty place. This place has evergreen tourists. You will find tourists more than the locals here. This place is also famous because it has a sandy beach of about 5 KM.
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