This coastal town is named to
honour a native son, the distinguished Ottoman
Admiral Turgut Reis known in European naval lore
Today it is a bustling municipality
with many shops and restaurants, good beaches
and a number of fine hotels. It also bears administrative
responsibility for the seaside resorts of Aspat,
Akyarlar and Kadikalesi.
A scattering of islands
to the West marks one of the sea lanes of antiquity
where many an ancient ship foundered on barely
submerged rocks. Here some of the first underwater
archeological discoveries were made which led
to the foundation of the Bodrum Museum of Underwater
With its challenging, unpredictable winds and currents
the area is a paradise for experienced.