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Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide

Turkey's Aegean Delight
Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide

The Bodrum Peninsula on Turkey’s stunning Aegean coast is the summer playground for hundreds of thousands of discerning holiday-makers offering something for everyone – the beach bum, party animal, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie.

Turkbuku, on the Bodrum Peninsula was described in the NY Times as the ‘San Tropez of Turkey’. The whitewashed town of Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) is the beating heart of the Peninsula where the Turkish elite come to let their hair down. ‘The Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem’ is the definitive book for visitors and expats alike from Jay Artale, part-time resident and someone in the know.

This travel guide is packed with meticulously researched facts and fun, sites and scenes, eats and treats, must-dos and don’t-dos, both on and off the well-beaten track.

It’s not just about Bodrum

This guide includes all of the towns and villages on the Bodrum Peninsula including; Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent, Yahsi, Akyarlar; Camel Beach; Turgutreis; Kadikalesi; Gumusluk; Derekoy; Yalikavak; Gundogan; Turkbuku; Golkoy; Kucukbuk and Torba.

For all of these locations, the Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide provides information about getting your bearings; an introduction to the area, tips for getting around, including local dolmus timetables; an overview of sightseeing and activities; local beach, boat trip and water sport information; entertainment tips and recommendations; and a summary of what’s nearby.

What to do in Bodrum

Need to know how to get about? Want insider knowledge on the best boats trips to hidden coves and where to find ancient sites to tumble over? Looking for the best places to eat for authentic rustic cuisine?

Fancy a high-energy water-ski ride around the bay? Dying to know what bars to see and be seen in? It’s all here, and much, much more. Whether dipping in for a hint or two or reading cover-to-cover in one serving, this book should be in everyone’s suitcase.

Jay’s travel guidebook covers this area of Turkey in much greater detail than travel guidebooks research and written by Lonely Planet, DK Eyewitness, Rough Guide or Berlitz. She’s an avid traveller and astute travel blogger who likes nothing more than getting off the beaten path to find shops, restaurants, locations, and sights to help you enjoy your Bodrum holiday to the hilt.

Your holiday time is precious, so don’t waste it in the usual tourist haunts. Buy Jay’s travel guide and let her lead you through the streets, lanes and beaches of the Bodrum Peninsula to introduce you to the Bodrum she knows and loves.


The most up to date book that has everything a visitor would want in a guide - history, culture, food, transport, coverage of sights and the best time to visit for the Bodrum Peninsula.

I'm from Turkey but I still used this book as my guide prior to my visit this year. I particularly loved the author's emphasis on experiencing the culture and traveling in an eco-friendly way.

This travel book is an excellent and comprehensive guide to a fantastic area of Turkey. The author has spent a lot of time in every nook of the area and gives the readers a real feel for the area and all the right hidden gems to check out.

Even those who are well-acquainted with the area will find some surprising little nuggets. The author has pulled off quite a coup.

You can feel in the guide that Jay truly knows and loves the area and has taken care and time penning it.  A great read to get you in the mood for holiday and really make the most of the Bodrum Peninsula.

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About Jay Artale

Originally from the flatlands and big skies of rural Norfolk in eastern England, Jay Artale is a British Expat who swapped corporate life in Los Angeles for a location independent lifestyle. She runs the Birds of a Feather Indie Author Press for authors and writers with an independent spirit.

Jay writes travel guides and non-fiction books about travel writing and travel blogging, and helps other authors self-publish their print and ebooks.

If you're a travel blogger who has published a travel related book, why not get in touch to take part in her ongoing author interview series. Your insights and knowledge could help another indie author achieve their goal of self-publishing, and it's that collaborative spirit that being an Indie is all about (it's also a great way to showcase your book).

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