A village-like feel

Bitez may almost be a suburb of Bodrum Town these days, but it has a very different feel from its boisterous neighbour. Traditional white-washed houses dotted among the tasteful modern hotels, and wooden rowing boats bobbing in the bay, give away the town’s fishing village past. There’s a laid-back vibe here, with most people visiting to laze on the sandy beach or stroll around the cool citrus groves that unfold around the town.

A long crescent of sand

Bitez beach curves around the bay in a kilometre-long crescent of sand and smooth shingle. It’s more sheltered than some spots on the Aegean, with shallow, paddle-friendly waters and a Blue Flag to its name. There’s no charge for sun loungers or parasols and, if you get here early enough, you might even find a free hammock to kick back in.

Daytrips to Bodrum Town

Bodrum Town, a 10-minute drive east of Bitez, is one of the most popular beach resorts on the Aegean. But it’s also a must-visit for history lovers. Not only is it the site of one of the Wonders of the Ancient World – the now-destroyed Mausoleum of Halicarnassus – but it’s also home to the fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology, inside St Peter’s Castle on the waterfront. Here you can see ancient treasures recovered from sunken ships, and 2 reconstructed shipwrecks – one dating from the Bronze Age.

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  • On a Blue Flag beach
  • Irish bar with live shows
  • 15-minute bus ride to Bodrum

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  • S & F until May 2016
  • Skytours from May 2016
  • Right by the beach
  • Peaceful pool
  • A la carte restaurant

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