Blessed with stunning beauty from whichever angle you look, Bodrum, along Turkey’s Aegean Sea coastline, is a holidaymaker’s dream come true. Few places in the world boast such picturesque beaches, lit up by the beautiful sunshine which washes the islands of Santorini for most of the year. And that’s not all; the locale is littered with Roman ruins and a host of other incredible landmarks. Holiday homes in Dorteppe, one of the residential districts in Bodrum, are a great base from which visitors can explore the treasures of this resort town. HomeAway presents travellers to these parts with a lovely selection of villas and apartments to guarantee a comfortable and memorable stay in Turkey. These holiday rentals in Dorteppe offer close proximity to the beaches of Bodrum coupled with breathtaking sea views. Some of them have additional facilities such as swimming pools and Internet access.
-Museum: Bodrum is known for a number of historical structures that have stood the test of time. The first is the impressive Bodrum Castle whose construction began in 1402. This elaborate stone structure with towers jutting from its corners is also known as the Castle of St. Peter. Visitors will want to admire it as they take a boat ride along the Aegean coastline or go inside and view the artefacts collected in it as it now functions as a museum. This is the award-winning Museum of Underwater Archaeology in which finds from underwater expeditions in this region are collected.
-Other historical ruins: Another standout historical structure in this Turkish resort town is the Bodrum Amphitheatre, found on the road to Gumbet. It is one of a number of structures which is thought to have been constructed during King Mausolus’ reign and immediately evokes images of gladiators battling in an arena in front of hundreds of bloodthirsty Romans. Musical performances are held there from time to time. Windmills used way back in the 18th century still dot the landscape as well.- Beaches: Tourists who’ve reserved holiday homes in Dorteppe for the summer can look forward to spending hours basking in the abundant sunshine on Bodrum’s beaches. The coastline is pebbly so visitors will need to make use of sunbeds and beanbags which are provided free of charge by beachside restaurants. for sandy beaches tourists will have to travel further to the towns of Gumbet and Bitez. Nevertheless, the waters near Bodrum are great for swimming.
-Water sports: With the variety of water sports available, visitors will spend little time in their Dorteppe holiday villas and apartments. They will be out scuba diving, or learning how to thanks to some scuba club or the other. Windsurfing is also popular among visitors to this part of Turkey as the conditions are excellent for this sport. For those who prefer something a little less exhilarating, there is the option of leisurely boat or yacht tours.
-Food and drink: There are many places from which visitors can sample authentic Turkish cuisine. Urfa Diyari will set their taste buds alight with freshly-baked local treats lahmacun and pide. Vira’s restaurant is another tourist favourite and apart from Turkish delights, they can stuff themselves full of pizza or pasta.
The weather in Dorteppe is what you’ll get anywhere in Bodrum; hot for most parts of the year. From April temperatures climb beyond the 20°C mark and keep rising as summer approaches. By the time the hot season is at its peak in August, average highs are at 35°C. Clearly sunscreen is a necessity when headed for holiday rentals in Dorteppe at this time of year. Winter is mild and temperatures between December and February average no lower than 15°C.
The Milas-Bodrum is the main international gateway into this part of Turkey. Visitors from outside the country heading to holiday homes in Dorteppe can either fly directly there or book the more readily available flights to Istanbul. From they can travel the 35km to Dorteppe by the airport shuttle. Those willing to brave a 13-hour bus ride can take the inter-city buses from Istanbul to Bodrum.