Guvercinlik Area Guide


Sitting at the northern tip of the Bodrum peninsula, Guvercinlik is one of the lesser talked about coastal resorts, yet it has so much to offer anyone seeking a Turkish lifestyle.

The most significant advantage for anyone buying property in Guvercinlik is that its untouched status keeps property prices low. Industry experts predict that in the future with increasing developments, this could change, so there is massive potential for long-term net-worth investments.

Life in Guvercinlik

Despite the popularity of the Bodrum peninsula, Guvercinlik has stayed faithful to its roots as a fishing and sponge diving community. This authentic atmosphere slowly encourages laid-back summer days and cool evenings spent dining seaside or rooftop alfresco style.

Buyers of apartments and villas for sale in Guvercinlik enjoy morning views of fishing boats across the bay and vibrant sunsets. The sight of Salih island, sitting just across from the cove and covered with pine and olive trees, is also a favoured swimming spot for cruise boats.

Locals claim it was the ancient city of Karianda, but unfortunately, local legends are as far as this story will go because to date, no historian has ever verified it.

To break up the nostalgic atmosphere of Guvercinlik, just a short drive down the road, the rest of the Bodrum peninsula opens to explorers.

Notable places to visit nearby include the traditional Mazi village, famous for its hand-woven carpets and Cokertme beach, a favourite stop on the Blue Voyage cruising routes of the Turkish Riviera.

Bodrum town centre, a 25-minute drive away, with its historical castle, underwater museum and impressive marina, is a major hub of the Turkish Riviera, as well as a shopping and nightlife mecca.

Yalikavak is another major hub that has transformed from a small village into a destination to be reckoned with because of its state of the art Palmarina that caters for rich and wealthy owners of mega yachts. 

Including many other places, both well-known or off the beaten path, a summer spent exploring the Bodrum peninsula while using Guvercinlik as a base will undoubtedly provoke lifetime memories.

Getting There

Bodrum airport with a regular summer flight schedule run by many international airlines is just a 20-minute drive away. Otherwise, residents also use the domestic terminal in winter to catch connecting flights from Istanbul.

Izmir airport, a two and a half hours drive is an alternative for winter, as is Dalaman airport on the Mediterranean coast. Another excellent transport choice is the main otogar (bus station) in Bodrum town centre. The Turkish bus services are clean, cheap and frequent and a fantastic way to connect with the rest of the country.

More information about Guvercinlik

When you buy Guvercinlik property, you are opting for a rural way of life, natural landscapes and a retreat from urban living. However, should you want to kick it up a notch, all the amenities of modern day life are just a short drive away.

For details of apartments and villas in Guvercinlik currently for sale, or more information about the region, speak to one of our sale representatives today by calling + 44 (0) 207 272 0002.


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