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Ortakent Area Guide

Ortakent in Bodrum, which translates into the "middle city," aptly reflects the village's location near the heart of the Bodrum peninsula, a long-time inspiration for artisans and a playground for wealthy Turks. Due to population growth, Ortakent merged with the nearby and beautiful Yahsi beach district and, combined with traditional mandarin and olive groves, is now a delightful mixture of varied scenery and atmosphere. With an exciting history, ideal average temperature year-round, water activities, and numerous attractions, Ortakent is a magnificent location to buy a holiday home or live all year round.

                                         About Ortakent in Bodrum

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Popular Attractions and Things to Do in Ortakent

Many attractions and things to do in Ortakent keep young and old holidaymakers returning year after year. One popular attraction, are daily boat tours that sail around the coastline to take in delights like Orak Island and Black Island. They also hop to bays by boat for you to view the coastline from different angles. For more privatised boat trips, opt for private gulet cruises. Cultural tourists enjoy tea gardens traditional Turkish baths, or visiting the famous 17th-century Tower house. The local art and culture centre suits creative types, while sports lovers often swing in for golf on the small course.

Ortakent Beach Promenade

Ortakent Beach is one of many beautiful beaches with blue water on the Bodrum peninsula. Offering picturesque settings with long sandy shorelines, the 2-kilometre-long blue flag Ortakent beach earns fame with beach lovers for crystal-clear water, stunning views, and surrounding olive groves and fruit orchards, providing serene and natural backdrops. Ortakent Beach is great for swimming and sunbathing, especially for families. Visitors also enjoy various water activities and attractions, such as jet skiing, water skiing, banana boat rides, and windsurfing.

Next to the blue water, the beachfront promenade boasts numerous cafes, restaurants, and bars to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sunbeds, umbrellas and other beach facilities are available for rent, and there are also shower and restroom facilities for travellers' convenience. Besides Ortakent Beach, visit Camel Beach, Gumbet Beach and Golkoy Beach if you truly want to embody Aegean seaside living on white sand beaches. Otherwise, some large hotels have private beaches that allow visitors daily access. For beach clubs, head to Cio or Seaside Beach Club.

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Getting to Ortakent from Bodrum Milas Airport

When living or holidaying in Ortakent, it takes just 40 minutes to reach the coastal resort from Bodrum airport, one of Turkey's top three tourist airports. During summer, many Turkish and International airlines run frequent and cheap flight schedules. During winter, locals use the domestic airport terminal to connect with flights leaving from Istanbul or travel further to Izmir or Dalaman airport.

The ultra-modern airport terminal ensures smooth travel, and the HAVAS airport shuttle runs from Bodrum Milas airport so you can get to your chosen destination quickly. Otherwise, many transfer companies run meet-and-greet airport pickups. Alternatively, public transport is excellent. Bodrum's central bus station is 20 20-minute' drive, and cheap, regular routes connect Bodrum locals with the rest of Turkey.

Real Estate in Ortakent

Masses of interest by wealthy Turks have prompted architects and construction companies to push boundaries, building homes in several styles, including millionaire holiday villas. Other villas and apartments in Ortakent incorporate the age-old stone architecture of the Bodrum peninsula. At the same time, new builds and off-plan developments focus on clean-cut buildings with beautiful Aegean Sea views.

Regardless of the property type you choose, expect to be delighted. You can browse the property market now from the comfort of your armchair by reading our portfolio of homes for sale. Each listing contains the contact details to arrange viewings. Alternatively, contact us today and speak with an agent to find out how our real estate services can help you.

Explore the Surrounding Bodrum Peninsula

Ortakent-Yahsi leads to stunning landscapes of the more prominent Bodrum peninsula, which has plenty of places of interest. Bodrum city centre is home to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the prestigious Bodrum Marina Yacht Club, sitting next to Milta Marina. Dibeklihan Culture and Art Village runs cooking classes for Turkish cuisine and hosts art galleries. The Midtown shopping mall is ideal for international and Turkish brands. Otherwise, we love day-tripping to Gumusluk, Turgutreis and Yalikavak for breathtaking Aegean views. (Find out more about the peninsula here.)

Ortakent as Part of the Mugla Province

Ortakent in Bodrum belongs to the larger Mugla Province, covering southwest Turkey, one of the country's top destinations for tourism and foreign house sales. Whether exploring ancient ruins, hiking through lush forests, or simply basking on idyllic beaches, the Mugla Province captivates and leaves an indelible mark on everyone, hence the popularity of the property. Please find out more about the province here, or contact us today to find out how we can help you buy property in Turkey.

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