Turgutreis

A modern resort town named after the Ottoman admiral Turgut Reis who was born there to a Greek family, the once small fishing village of Turgutreis has been built up by commercialism. It contains several nice developments, shopping, restaurants, and a beautiful marina. That being said, it has no soul. It exists to take the money of tourists and offers little in return.

Turgutreis, Turkey

Turgutreis

There’s a decent stretch of very crowded beach with lots of seaweed. It was fairly clean and the views to the Greek islands in the distance made for a gorgeous setting. That was the highlight of my afternoon in Turgutreis.

Beach in Turgutreis, Turkey

Beach

Beach in Turgutreis, Turkey

Beach

Beach in Turgutreis, Turkey

Beach

Turgutreis is accessible via the Bodrum Otogarı (bus terminal). The bus station in Turgutreis is a few blocks from the commercial area and beaches. Buses run later during peak season.

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