This guide book — the only general guide in English to cover this part of the Turkish coast in detail — is an ideal companion for motorists who want to tour the Bodrum and Marmaris peninsulas by car, as well as those planning a holiday walking in Turkey.
The book combines the best features of our ‘Landscapes’ walking and car touring guides with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide, but it is pocket size and in full colour.
Coverage includes getting there and getting about; recommended accommodation, campsites and restaurants (all with prices); practicalities A-Z; history; 15 main walks with many variations, all with large-scale topo maps; fold-out area map; large-scale town plans showing locations of all sights, hotels and restaurants; plans of historical sites; and many ‘feature’ panels.
A Turkish poet once described the area between Bodrum and Marmaris as ‘terrifyingly’ beautiful.
Silver-leaved olive groves and wild inland mountains yield up the stone remains of ancient civilisations. The dazzling multi-coloured bays, framed by fissured cliffs and collared with golden sand, are the stuff of dreams.
All the authors have been visiting Turkey for many years, writing general and walking guides.
Many correspondents tell us their knowledge of the geography of Turkey is very limited and want to know which resorts are covered in each of our guides. Here is a simple map showing the locations of the principal towns within the three regions covered by our Turkish Coast titles.
To check if a specific resort is included in one of the books, check the book’s contents or index on Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’. If you are unsure of the locations of smaller resorts in relation to the areas covered in our guide books, please refer to the maps appearing in tour operators’ brochures.
I’ve previously used other Sunflower guides so made sure to get hold of this one when travelling to the small coastal town of Akyaya. Many guides to Turkey are insufficiently detailed because it’s such a vast country, and even books devoted to specific areas have to cover a lot of ground. This guide was perfect for us, giving us ideas of things to do in Bodrum and what to see within a fairly easy journey time. The section on practicalities was especially helpful to us as first time visitors to Turkey, and the fold-out map was so much easier to use than conventional maps. (purplepadma, Amazon)
I used the whole series of Sunflower Turkish guides during my last year trip to Turkey, all are very informative and of special value to ‘walking’ travellers as they contain detailed maps and descriptions of the routes. (AG, Amazon)
I bought this book along with a ‘Rough Guide’ as we were visiting the Bodrum area for the first time. The Sunflower guide was by far more precise & superior. The walks were a good extra to have as well. We used the maps when driving around & were impressed with the candid view of the area. (Chris, Amazon)