Torba Area Guide


Surrounded by a beautiful blanket of olive groves, Torba is one of the smaller holiday resorts of the Bodrum peninsula in western Turkey, yet it deserves just as much admiration.

Adhering to the traditional bohemian vibes of the region, part of the summer attraction is the laidback lifestyle, and when you buy property in Torba, you are tapping into an idyllic summer retreat.

During mild winters, many summer residents who bought villas and apartments for sale in Torba, return to the big cities but life goes on, just on a much slower scale.

Getting there is easy as well, either by sea or the airport just 30 minutes’ drive away. Alternatively, in Bodrum town centre, just 20 minutes’ drive away, the large otogar (bus station) connects with the rest of Turkey via cheap and frequent bus routes.

Things to Do in Torba

Naturally, being a coastal resort, life revolves around the seafront where sunbathing, swimming, BBQs, and idyllic summer days make lifetime memories. Alternatively, boat trips regularly leave for cruises around the coastline, stopping for swimming breaks in small, scenic bays.

Yachts and boats sailing the Turkish Riviera also drop anchor in the bay, emphasising the nautical theme that has put the region on the map for the last 50 years. After dark, a low key but enjoyable atmosphere sweeps across Torba as everyone whole heatedly indulges in the summer tradition of al-fresco dining.

Torba also sits in an ideal position on the peninsula, so visiting surrounding towns and villages or exploring the landmarks and attractions are top day time excursions. The main town centre of Bodrum, just a 15-minute drive away offers a faster-paced nightlife but also cultural attractions such as the castle, museum and ruins of Halicarnassus.

Carry on driving along the D330 road, and you will reach Midtown shopping mall, a favourite of locals and tourists visiting the region or 15 minutes’ drive in the other direction is the upmarket resort of Golturkbuku, giving an insight into the rich and famous people of Turkey.

The choice of things to do in Torba and nearby is extensive and embraces all groups of people including family, friends and singles.

Torba Real Estate Market

Real estate in Torba offers much potential for long-term investment, even though it is already one of the more upmarket resorts of Bodrum. Anyone who has an extensive budget can even buy themselves a seaside villa with the latest in home-technology and amenities. Millionaire villas, often designed by leading architects also have a distinctive style, ensuring they are one of a kind.

Despite Torba’s already proven reputation on the Turkish real estate market, buyers with a lower budget can still find attractive resale apartments for sale in Torba that are away from the coastline, yet have fantastic sea views, especially at sunset.

When you buy Torba property, whether for permanent living or as a holiday home, your lifestyle cannot help but change to the bohemian, pleasure-seeking vibes of the Bodrum peninsula.

The region has for many years attracted creative and artistic Turks, and Torba continues this theme in an upscale fashion. The bonus is that if you need a break from the simple and laidback lifestyle, the many other distinctive resorts of the Bodrum peninsula are just a short bus drive away.


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