Turkish Travel Tip: Drive
There are many advantages to combining your flights to Bodrum with renting a car. Not only is it very convenient to get from the airport to your villa or hotel and back, it also allows you to discover the numerous other beaches and resorts in the wider area, and get to know sides of the Turkish country side that remain hidden for most tourists.
For example, if you’re staying in watersports heaven Gumbet and driving to the city Bodrum, you will be able to spot seven abandoned windmills on the top of a hill, which will leave you with the feeling you’ve had an intimate insight in the culture and history of the area.
If this sounds like something you might enjoy, we recommend staying at the luxury hotel complex Wow Bodrum Resort in Gumbet because of its generous and flowing architecture, unique ambience, picturesque surroundings and the wide range of available board sports and entertainment programmes. The lust for sports is easily satisfied in Gumbet, with daily activities and events going on. Visitors can recharge their energy supplies with sumptuous daily feasts on offer, with an open buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, patisserie, pancake tent, late meal and drinks. The resort is a haven of activity blended with a relaxing and luxurious ambience that ticks all the boxes for the perfect quality holiday destination.
When you get into your rented car, you will discover that the Bodrum peninsula windmills in the same style as the ones en route to Bodrum City. They are very similar to the mills on the Greek islands that are used to grind flour. Until about forty years ago, these Turkish mills were used for the same purpose.
The best location to spot these mills from is Gumbet’s bay. Because the mills haven’t been restored and turned into tourist attractions yet, they aren’t very attractive from up close, but it’s wonderful to drive past them and view them from a distance.