One of the most attractive and exotic destinations, with a wonderful mix of culture, entertainment and value. We concentrate on the resort areas of Bodrum, Gocek and Maris – all located on the south west coast, and can also include Istanbul on request.
The flying time from the UK is approximately 4 hours.
You will require a visa in advance of arrival, arranged by E-mail. Apply online: evisa.gov.tr – approx. cost £10. per person adult or child payable on application.
As it is one of the furthest countries east, the main summer season is longer than most, so May/June and mid-September to end October might be considered to be particularly good value months. The peak demand months for Turkey are July/August when the temperatures and prices are at their highest point. Most resort hotels close in the winter season or operate with reduced facilities.
The cultural attractions, the great water quality with clear turquoise blues and greens, the quality of our chosen hotels. Bodrum has grown quickly from a sleepy fishing village/artist colony in the 80’s to a fast moving international resort, with a superb selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment options. In addition to popularity with British clients, it is equally in demand from many other countries and it rivals Montenegro in Croatia as the destination of choice for many free spending Eastern Europeans. Bodrum marina usually berths several of the world’s most expensive yachts in mid summer.
The area surrounding D-Hotel in Maris is even more scenic with lush mountain forests leading down to incredible secluded cove beaches and off shore islands. Five beaches which we rate as some of the very best in the region, including a silent no kids, no phones option. One of the most exclusive hotels in the entire region, half way between Dalaman and Bodrum Airports, transfer time approx.2 hours.
The D-Hotel Gocek is located adjacent to the attractive marina and village, plus has a fantastic beach a few minutes away – a great base for really exploring the fascinating area with its rock tombs, mud baths and Gulet boat charters.
Istanbul is not featured, however we can easily arrange hotel accommodation and transfers.
If We Were To Be Critical…
Bodrum has grown rapidly and not always in the most controlled manner. It does have areas of tourism excess, although all of our suggested hotels are away from these, close enough if you want to party occasionally! Bodrum beaches tend to be the pebble variety.
IMPORTANT NOTE – STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED . Following an unsuccessful coup attempt at the end of July , a three month state of emergency was declared . This situation is fluid and can change day to day , week to week . Please consult the UK Foreign Office Travel Advice .
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