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Home to a plethora of poignant historical monuments and stunning coastline, Bodrum is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in Europe, and indeed the world. Looking at the droves of tourists who throng the beaches and historical sites in this part of Turkey, it is hard to imagine that it was once nothing more than a quiet fishing village. And when tourists arrive at this town by the shores of the Aegean Sea, they can look forward to the comfort of holiday homes in Ortakent-Yahsi. This part of Bodrum is pleasant and tranquil, tucked away from the bustle of the town. Its proximity to the coastline means holidaymakers can look forward to sublime sea views and hours of sunbathing. Ortakent-Yahsi holiday rentals also assure guests of such facilities as swimming pools, tennis courts and cable TV for their entertainment.
-Museums: To view the findings of scavenging hunts to shipwrecks sitting underneath the waters of the Aegean Sea as well as collections of other interesting artefacts, visitors will want to pass by the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. It is housed in St. Peter’s Castle and contains exhibits that date back as far as 15BC. Those who know their shipwrecks will be thrilled to find the Uluburun wreck among the exhibits.
-Water sport: Bodrum is close to Vaas, a location renowned among windsurfers the world over. Here enthusiasts of this sport or those who’d like to try it out will find excellent conditions for surfing as well as a lively crowd. Watching thrill-seekers do battle with the waves is entertainment in itself. To discover the secrets in the silent underwater world of the Aegean, holidaymakers can hire gear from nearby schools and go on scuba diving expeditions. Snorkelling gear can also be readily bought.
-Beaches: Visitors can enjoy the beautiful sunshine while listening to the monotonous whisper of the Aegean while relaxing on the Bitez Beach. Though the beach is pebble and does not offer ideal promenading grounds, it is great for anyone looking to grab a sunbed and work on their tan.
-Nightlife: Night owls will find bar crawls in Bodrum a highly rewarding experience as they party in memorable joints like Aquatica. This beach club actually floats on the sea waters in a secluded bay and offers revellers their favourite poison and the chance to shake a leg to mixes by globally acclaimed DJs. Club X is one of Bodrum’s swankier joints and offers something for practically any musical taste.
-Gastronomy: There are numerous places where those putting up in Ortakent-Yahsi holiday villas and apartments can get a taste of Turkish cuisine. The Marina Koftecisi has arguably the best Turkish meatballs (known as kofte) and the prices will only broaden the smiles on the faces of hungry visitors. To chomp down Turkish delights while enjoying the sea breeze a visit to Vira’s Restaurant, which is right in Yahsi, is recommended.
Those planning to book holiday homes in Ortakent-Yahsi in summer should prepare for temperatures in the thirties. Between June and August temperatures average at 32 to 35°C and no rainfall is expected. The climate then cools slowly until winter sets in in November. Winter is rather mild and temperatures rarely go below 15°C.
Most people seeking to explore the wonders of Bodrum will jet into this part of Turkey through the Milas-Bodrum Airport. Many airlines have seasonal and charter flights to this airport from most European cities. Coming from the arrivals terminal, passengers will find that they’ll need to travel 2km to get to the Milas-Bodrum highway where the buses to Bodrum city centre pass by. From Bodrum buses to Yahsi can be found.