Make a holiday home in Torba your home away from home
The port city of Bodrum in the province of Mulga along Turkey’s Aegean Sea coastline has been a tourist magnet for the past few years. It may have started off as a humble fishing village but the natural beauty and rich culture have drawn intellectuals, artists and musicians here over time. Many among them have chosen to make Bodrum their home or second home, so enchanted have they become by its windswept beaches sense of history. Those who don’t envision more than a few weeks in this resort town can put up in luxurious holiday homes in Torba. This village is a tranquil, leafy space where holidaymakers can really unwind. The holiday villas and apartments in Torba offered by HomeAway are bound to captivate with their nice gardens and views of the Aegean.
Things to do
-Historical sites: One of Bodrum’s key attractions is what is left of the ancient city of Halikarnassus. This is where the mausoleum that held the remains of King Mausolos is found. It is a combination of a monument and tomb built under the auspices of Mausolos’ sister who also happened to be his widow. Built in 355BC, this testament to the ingenuity of man has been classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
-Bodrum Castle: After the mausoleum was destroyed in an earthquake, the materials salvaged were used in the construction of the Bodrum castle, also known as the Castle of St. Peter. This magnificent structure that features sturdy walls and a slim, cylindrical tower was built by the Knights of St. John in 1402. The castle houses a museum (Museum of Underwater Archaeology) and for just 20 lira visitors can spend hours perusing exhibits from underwater excavations.
-Beaches: One of the ways visitors staying in Torba holiday homes can seek relief from the summer heat is by taking a dip in the waters of the Bardakci Cove. All they need is to get to the Bodrum harbour and hire a taxi boat to get a chance to swim in these clear waters. When they want to dry off in the sun they can hire loungers and parasols at amazingly friendly rates and bask as long as they like.
-Food and drink: With all the great eateries available in Bodrum, those staying in holiday rentals in Torba may find it unnecessary to cook. At places like Restaurant La Pasion, they can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals served here include sumptuous Spanish tapas and sizeable tortillas. For a taste of France in Turkey visitors can reserve a table at Evimiz. They can expect French delicacies prepared to perfection and given a Mediterranean twist as well as a fine wine selection.
-Hamam: Leaving Turkey without spending time in a traditional Turkish bath is almost criminal. Visitors should seize the opportunity to indulge in this unique aspect of the local culture with a detour to the nice hamam not far from the harbour. Thereafter visitors can spoil themselves further with a mud bath.
Weather in Torba
Holidaymakers planning a visit to this part of the Mulga province during the typical summer months should prepare for daily temperatures of between 32 and 35°C. In such conditions that bottle of sunscreen makes essential packing, especially given the fact that there is hardly any precipitation recorded at this time of year. The warm season is long and temperatures above 20°C are enjoyed from April to November.
Travel to Torba
The bulk of Bodrum’s visitors jet in through the Milas-Bodrum Airport which is 35km from Bodrum town. Various airlines offer shuttle services from the airport which transfer arriving passengers to Bodrum centre. This journey takes no more than 45 minutes. Using a taxi is the alternative but that will set tourists back as much as £35. From the town centre visitors will be able to easily get means to their Torba holiday rentals.