Turgutreis is the largest bay on the Bodrum peninsula and an ever increasingly popular resort for sun loving visitors. With fabulous beaches, an elegant marina and perfect Mediterranean weather, Turgutreis is on a stunning part of the coast. No matter where you stay on this lovely shoreline, the scenery is stunning and the sunsets always a delight. Bright red geraniums gather around the trunks of the ancient olive trees and stretching into the distance is the endless water that dances below the cloudless sky.
Bodrum is a collection of tiny cove villages and each of them holds something unique for the visitor. Turgutreis is the largest and in just 10 years it has grown from a remote little village on a dirt road into a touristic hub, which now holds its own against the main town of Bodrum itself. The population has grown and today you can find everything you need here from open-air markets to hotels, a marina and numerous bars and restaurants.
But apart from the beaches, this little resort is famous for its shopping. Here’s our guide to all of the shopping options in Turgutreis.
Saturday Street Market
This is the largest of all of the weekly markets and in recent years it has grown so much that half of it has moved across the street in order to accommodate the stalls. The colourful food stalls are all located in the big car park which is close to the tourist shops and the section of the market selling textiles, clothes, bags and souvenirs is set off down one of the side streets. This place attracts a great crowd and offers a fantastic local market experience. Remember though to get your haggle head on when visiting this market!
Apart from the incredible array of ocean-going vessels here there are lots of designer shops too. This is the place to go if you want to hang out with the well-heeled and enjoy outdoor concerts, as well as a top class shopping experience.
Artist Street and Handicraft Corner
As well as the designer establishments at the marina, there are also art and craft market stalls. These are most busy at night, when you can join the other visitors wandering in and out of and exploring these unique little shops.
There are many good supermarkets in town and a large Migros shop at the end of the road that leads to the market. You won’t be stuck for the essentials in this resort.
Between the beach and the mosque there is a whole host of tourist shops and this is where you have to go if you are looking for trinkets and souvenirs to take home. There is no haggling here but the prices are always good.
How to Get to Turgutreis
If you are travelling to Turgutreis, you are more than likely going to arrive into Bodrum airport. This is a busy little airport that is used by many of the major European airlines. For reliable and competitively priced Bodrum airport transfers, book with us here at Shuttle Direct. We will take you from the airport to your hotel or apartment in Turgutreis in a quick and efficient manner. Our drivers are professional and friendly and are there to make Bodrum airport transfers as seamless as possible.
The great thing about our transfers is that you can book them in advance and on a private or shared basis too.
Where to Stay
Aydem Hotel – For our budget accommodation option we have chosen Aydem Hotel, with its air-conditioned rooms, private beach and floating pier. Rooms all have private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi and are decorated in a charming homely style. There is an outdoor pool with a pool bar that offers an à la carte menu and a comfortable outdoor seating area. The beach bar is open 24 hours a day and the helpful staff are always on hand. Children can enjoy the pool’s special child friendly area and can also swim from the pier. There is table tennis and table football too. A buffet breakfast and dinner is presented every day.
Dragut Point North Hotel – This lovely mid-priced accommodation option is an all-inclusive hotel that has a private beach, a lovely garden area and a wellness centre, sauna, Turkish bath and spa. Rooms at the Dragut Point North Hotel all have free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV as well as air conditioning. En suite facilities offer a shower and hairdryer. The all-inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks from the on-site bar. This is a great place to opt for if you are looking for something a little more luxurious than the budget options.
Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach – At the Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach you will be treated to five star luxury. With an indoor and outdoor pool, a private beach and wonderful views of the sea and surrounding countryside, this place is a haven of tranquillity. Beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms offer telephones, safety deposit box, kettle, free Wi-Fi, mini-bar and private bathrooms. Complimentary toiletries are also included. The excellent restaurant at this hotel offers a variety of international dishes and the Beach / Mezem restaurant serves Turkish mezze. There is a Spa and Wellness centre and kid’s club at the hotel and a golf course close by.