Bitez on the western coast of Turkey sits on the Bodrum Peninsula, a splattering of towns and villages renowned throughout the whole of the country as a centre of bohemian vibes and a hedonistic lifestyle.
Many people are lured by property for sale in Bitez because the purchase reflects a journey into a carefree lifestyle where rest, relaxation and enjoyment are essentials needs and not wishes.
Renovated and modernised stone houses of the previously small village, reminisce a bygone era, while olive groves and fruit orchards reflect an age-old tradition of living off the land. However, Bitez has another profitable industry these days.
Despite keeping a quieter reputation than that of surrounding resorts, it is especially popular as a British package holiday destination and is extremely easy to get to. During summer, Bodrum airport, just a 50-minute drive away has frequent flights, from many countries including the UK.
During winter, connecting flights also run between Izmir, 2 hours away and Istanbul or Dalaman airport, on the Mediterranean coast.
Things to Do in Bitez
Action happens around the crescent-shaped beachfront that during the day sees an influx of swimmers and sunbathers. At night, candlelit restaurants serve a variety of cuisines to diners indulging in the timeless Aegean tradition of eating seaside.
Bitez is also a premier watersports destination, with jet skis and windsurfing equipment for hire and a dive centre offering full PADI courses. Otherwise, you do not have to go far if you want to kick it up a notch.
The neighbouring resort of Gumbet, another favourite holiday destination of the Brits is just a five-minute drive away and will undoubtedly appeal to youngsters with its lively nightlife scene.
Alternatively, a 20-minute drive along the D330 road will take you to Bodrum town centre with attractions such as the Knights of Saint John’s Castle and the Underwater Archaeology Museum, holding world famous shipwrecks like the Uluburun.
Bodrum town is also the central hub of shopping and nightlife on the peninsula, and its bus station connects locals with cheap, clean and frequent services to the rest of the country.
Bitez Real Estate
Apartments for sale in Bitez are hard to come by, yet the architecture of villas has progressed from traditional and rural to modern and luxury.
The landscape of cascading hills ensures some buyers enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the bay and the Aegean Sea, with mega yachts and sailing boats touring the Turkish Riviera dropping anchor during summer.
The movement of real estate in Bitez is slower than other towns and villages on the Bodrum peninsula, yet buyers are still tapping into the Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild winters, as well as an inspired lifestyle.
Despite a low-key reputation, visitors never have to search far to find things to do. As well as exploring the old village and spending time on the beach, young and old alike join boat trips, snorkelling and scuba diving lessons, kiteboarding and windsurfing.
When you buy property in Bitez, you are investing in a town with a solid reputation for tourism. Hence foreigners find they have the best of both worlds, in that they tap into traditional Turkish living but also enjoy a carefree lifestyle in the sun.
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