The name Ortakent translates into the “middle city,” and this is an apt reflection of the village’s location near the heart of the Bodrum peninsula, a long-time inspiration for artisans and playground for rich and wealthy Turks.
As one of the Aegean coast’s oldest towns, owners of Ortakent property treasure the traditional charm of their village, but many more surprises await visitors. Due to population growth, Ortakent merged with the nearby and beautiful Yahsi beach district and combined with the traditional mandarin and olive groves; it is a delightful mixture of varied scenery and atmosphere.
Attractions and Things to Do in Ortakent
Many things to do in Ortakent keep the young and old holidaymakers coming back year after year. The beautiful long sandy beaches attract many water sports enthusiasts including windsurfers taking advantage of the constant summer breeze.
Boat trips leave daily for a cruise around the coastline, while culture tourists enjoy tea gardens, traditional Turkish baths, or visiting the famous landmark 17th-century towers. The local art and culture centre suits the creative type while sports lovers often swing in for a round of golf on the small course.
Ortakent has one distinct advantage, and that is its close location to many surrounding places of interest on the Bodrum peninsula. The Midtown Shopping Mall with its brand name shops is 2 kilometres away, as is Bodrum Aqua Land with its water slides and park.
The scenic resort of Bitez is 7 kilometres, or 3 kilometres away, the town centre of the peninsula, with its vibrant nightlife scene, sailing quarter and shops galore offers up a lifestyle known for its bohemian inspiration and often nicknamed the Saint Tropez of Turkey.
Getting to Ortakent
A significant advantage of living or holidaying in Ortakent is that it takes just 40 minutes to reach it from Bodrum havalimani, one of the top three touristic airports in Turkey, and during summer, many Turkish and International airlines run a frequent and cheap flight schedule.
During winter, locals use the domestic terminal to connect with flights leaving from Istanbul, or travel slightly further afield to Izmir or Dalaman airport. Alternatively, the central bus station of Bodrum town is 20 minutes’ drive, and cheap, regular routes connect Bodrum locals with the rest of Turkey.
The Real Estate Market of Ortakent
Foreign property buyers often overlook the real estate of Ortakent, but masses of interest by wealthy Turks has prompted architects and construction companies to push the boundaries, building homes in a range of styles including millionaire villas with the latest in-home technology and comforts.
Other villas and apartments for sale in Ortakent incorporate the age-old stone architecture of the Bodrum peninsula while new builds and off plan developments focus on clean-cut buildings making the most of the scenic landscape and views of the Aegean Sea.
Prices of property for sale in Ortakent vary depending on their location to the coastline, with the millionaire properties taking pride of place near the sea. However, all blend in perfectly with the landscape to offer homes perfect for holiday rentals or all year-round living.
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