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Barboom, Yalıkavak

Who doesn’t want a delicious al fresco dinner accompanied by a breathtaking view? Date night or not, especially while on vacation we feel entitled to something extra that comes with the meal. Several restaurateurs in Bodrum understand that very well; the owners personally attend to the tables, welcome the guests,…

Off Gümüşlük, Gümüşlük

What happens when an established brand from Istanbul relocates to the bohemian Bodrum neighborhood of Gümüşlük, while trying to stay true to its quality food-and-entertainment-filled roots? Taking advantage of its multi-functional location, Off Gümüşlük serves as so many things that none of its local competitors can keep up. The main…

Zeytinlina, Yalıkavak

A place with a mission Just a few months since its opening, Zeytinlina has become the go-to place for both Bodrum locals and visitors for a certain reason. Tucked in between boutique hotels on Yalıkavak’s waterfront, what from a distance might seem like just another restaurant is in fact a…

Kebap.guru, Bodrum

Unlike many Turkish celebrity pitmasters, Halil Fikir usta doesn’t slice the air with a sharp fileto knife, nor does he throw salt in an exaggerated fashion all over his kitchen, yet he’s probably the best known specialist in his field in Bodrum. After six seasons in the area, and more…

New openings for 2018

Still thinking of what to eat to complete your perfect holiday? Check out the new restaurant openings and try these new tastes in Bodrum! Pizzeria Luca An Italian chef Luca Chessa and his Turkish partner Şule Aslantürk have opened up a place in the heart of Umurça neighborhood that might be…

Where to eat in Bodrum

Orfoz: a restaurant catering to the curious

You will get much more than just palate satisfaction when dining at Orfoz. Every single ingredient is held up to the same importance, the exact location of where your food was caught is known by the cooks and the menu dares to go beyond the basic grilled fish, making Orfoz…

Traditional Turkish mezze & where to eat them in Bodrum

A meyhane is a crucial part of Turkish nightlife, and while on holiday in Bodrum, you will most certainly want to celebrate (many times) at one. But what to do about that glass display counter filled with a kaleidoscope of indiscernible dishes? They’re sure to be packed with meze – small…

Bookshop, Bodrum

Bookshop: Eating between the lines

It’s name is Bookshop, but this stationery-store-turned-cafe located opposite Marmara Koleji in Bitez embodies both of these roles, and more. The cheerful spot is not only a tip-top bakery and busy local hangout, it also displays and sells a variety of works by Bodrum designers and craftsmen. After leaving Istanbul…

Gravilya, Bitez

Gravilya, Bitez

Hosting cat tenants who wander around stealing seats from customers and a colorful notebook menu that looks like someone’s personal diary, Gravliya is one of the most laid- back places you’ll find in this area. Tucked into the orchards of Bitez, the popular spot is open year- round from late…

Where to stay in Bodrum

Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turgutreis

Sianji Wellbeing Resort

What do we seek when we go on vacation? Adventures, new experiences, relaxation, or something different altogether? All good vacations, no matter their duration, have one thing in common: they rejuvenate us by carrying us away from our everyday routines. The Sianji Wellbeing Resort in Bodrum, a luxurious complex by…

Regnum Escana Villas & Boutique Hotel

Regnum Escana Villas & Boutique Hotel

With more than 20 projects in the UK, Turkey, and Bulgaria, it cannot be denied that Regnum is a leading property developer both locally and internationally. It should be no surprise then that the Regnum Escana Villas & Boutique Hotel is a prime choice for travelers who desire luxury and…

Six Senses Kaplankaya

Six Senses Kaplankaya

The Six Senses hotel and spa, formerly Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort, in Kaplankaya, is dedicated to providing the most relaxing and healthy getaway surrounded by the pines, cypresses, and olive trees scattered over the hillsides, and, of course, wondrous views of the Aegean. With 150 villas and 141 rooms, some…

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