Hit the beach in Bitez
Bitez, a slow paced, charming resort situated not far from Bodrum, is a luxurious place to visit when looking for some gentle relaxation and a dose of Turkish charm. A low-key resort, Bitez is a sun worshipper’s dream. There is a beautiful beach stretching along the coast with sun loungers and umbrellas galore. Pausing only to grab a cool drink from one of the beach fronted bars, tourists can splash and paddle around in the warm shallow shores when the sun gets a little too hot.
Couples and families board flights to Bodrum with a view to a sun-drenched holiday in Bitez. With a charming beach fronted by bars and restaurants, visitors can enjoy a stress-free week by the sea. Although relaxing is high on the agenda of most holidaymakers to this resort, there is an extensive water sport menu, including sailing, windsurfing and parasailing. Pedalos are also available for hire. The beachfront offers restaurants with all the very best local dishes: shish kebabs, fresh fish, Turkish pizza, simit (ring-shaped bread covered with sesame seeds), kofte and a variety of aubergine dishes, as well as a selection of cold beers and wines to wash it all down.
History buffs will be pleased to know there are plenty of sites nearby that can be reached easily for day trips, including the ruined remains of Ephesus and the remains of 3000 year old Troy. Bodrum is just a short ride away too with markets, bazaars, shops and a vibrant nightlife.