Turkbuku holidays

Tucked away on the sun-soaked Turkish Riviera, holidays to Türkbükü will take you to the St Tropez of Turkey. This laid-back fishing village enjoys a lush coastal setting, hidden in a sheltered bay between scented citrus, olive and pine trees, making it perfect for a quiet couples’ escape. There’s an unmistakable air of sophistication about Türkbükü, from the pristine beaches to the stunning whitewashed houses. And then there’s the stylish harbour, where you’ll discover a wealth of chic waterside bars and restaurants that are just perfect for leisurely lunches and romantic sunset dinners. With all this on offer, it’s easy to fall in love with Türkbükü. 

Things to do

If you want to sample the high life, Türkbükü holidays will be right up your street. As well as pristine beaches, you’ll love the designer clothing boutiques that run along the waterside boulevard. Then there are the upmarket restaurants serving fine Turkish cuisine. Sit down here and you can enjoy authentic octopus salad, fresh fish, and barbecued meats, complete with stunning sea views. And if you feel like exploring further afield, you could always take a daytrip over to historic Bodrum town. It’s only a 30-minute drive away, and it’s packed full of historic sites. 

Dine at waterside restaurants

It’s easy to fall in love with Turbuku. It has many fine dining restaurants along the beautiful marina. You can savour the excellent local cuisine with a beautiful sea view and a dash of local charm. Watch the sun go down while sipping a delicious cocktail and enjoy quality time with your partner.

Explore the local beaches

Soak up the sunshine and get a great sun tan on one of Bodrum’s best beaches. Camel Bay is especially popular for its picturesque scenery and natural swim spots. Camel Bay is a great choice for a fun family day out.

Arts and Culture

Zeki Muren is one of the most famous names of Turkey. He was a great classical Turkish music performer and important cultural figure. Bodrum was his choice of home due to its peaceful and tranquil nature and the home he once lived in is now a museum showcasing his life’s work. Check it out to experience the popular culture of Turkey.

Map of Turkbuku

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Couples: Spend long, lazy days on glorious beaches, take a romantic stroll along the boulevard, and watch the sun go down from the harbourside restaurants.

Beach lovers: Scenic beaches are a big part of holidays here. You’ll find plenty of narrow spots with rocky outcrops to enjoy, all with scenic backdrops to help you relax.

Foodies: Tuck into fresh seafood and traditional Turkish meze dishes at chic local restaurants. Need something to wash it down with? You’ll find plenty of places serving zingy cocktails, too. 

Fast facts for Turkbuku

Language: Turkish.

Currency: Euro (€).

Local time: Turkbuku is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Bodrum Airport. The transfer time to Turkbuku is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The Turbuku flight time is 4 hours.

Visas and health: If you’re a British Citizen and you’re travelling to Turkbuku for a holiday, you will not need a visa unless you are planning on staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you need any more advice on Turkey visas, or entry requirements - please visit FCDO website for the latest guidance.  

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Getting around Turkbuku

By dolmus: These local minibuses are a cheap and efficient way to get around. They run across specific routes, often travelling to other towns in the area, and you can hop on and off as you like.

By hire car: If you want to explore the beautiful Bodrum Peninsula at your own pace, this is the best way. Pick up a rental when you arrive at the airport, or find a hire car company in Bodrum town.

By taxi: Look out for stands around the resort where rates are posted. You can’t miss the bright yellow licensed taxis. And remember to ask for a price before you get in because they usually run on a meter. 

Events in Turkbuku

Bodrum Bicycle Festival: Every May, this fun-filled event takes place in Bodrum town to promote eco-friendly travel. Anyone can join in on this cycle trail from Neyzen Tevfik to the Quay Centre. Spot acrobats, musicians and dancers peddling along the route.

The Bodrum Cup: The annual boat race takes place on the shores of Bodrum town. The party atmosphere starts way before the race begins, with live music and dance shows in Iskele Square. Cheer on the contestants with a tropical cocktail in hand.

Turkbuku weather

Temperature: Expect summer temperatures in the early 30s (°c) in summer.

Best time to visit: Book Türkbükü holidays for early autumn or late spring if you like warm climates with fewer crowds.

The lovely Mediterranean climate guarantees long, hot summers with plenty of sunshine. July and August are usually very hot, with perfect sunbathing weather. You can expect pleasant spring and autumn months, too. Come October, the sea is still warm enough for swimming and the crowds have dispersed from the beaches (that means more room for you!). 

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