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. This is one of a trilogy of ‘Complete’ guides to the Turkish Coast; moving east, they explore first the area between Dalyan and Kas and then Demre and Antalya. All the authors have been visiting Turkey for many years, writing general and walking guides.
Area covered: Focussing on Bodrum and the Bodrum Peninsula, this book travels round the Gulf of Gokova to Marmaris and the Resadiye and Bozburun peninsulas. Also included are full details of excursions to Pamukkale/Hierapolis, Aphrodisias and Ephesus.
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.
The best months for walking in Turkey around Bodrum and Marmaris are April, May, September and October