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Find your quiet side in Bitez
Bitez holidays will welcome you with the ripe scent of sweet olives and citrus trees. This picturesque spot on the Turkish coast of Bodrum is as calm and clean as they come.
Lush green mountains tumble down to meet the curved sandy bay that leads to the tranquil azure waters of the sea. The tiny seaside village is perfect for rest and rejuvenation without worrying about the crowds.
A holiday in Bitez will take you off the beaten track and allow you to explore the sun-soaked beaches laced in charm and luxury. With warm weather blessing this little spot throughout the year you can visit Bitez outside of the summer and still enjoy splashing in the pristine waters from May until October.
On the main stretch of sand of Bitez the little ones can wade in shallow warm seas and the more adventurous can try their skills at windsurfing and other water-sport activities. Bitez holidays offer the chance to discover a handful of pretty secret beaches including Aquarium Bay with its fabulous snorkelling and inspiring hikes to the cove.
Where to stay
Bitez has all the quaint charm of a local resort but still pulls out all the stops when it comes to luxury. On the shores of Bitez you won't find late night party revellers or lots of small children. Away from the throngs of Bodrum you get the chance to enjoy local hospitality and sweet accommodation.
Things to do
Bitez is great for exploring Turkish culture without the bright lights and distracting tourist facilities. It is the place to kick back on pristine white sands, barter at the local markets, try a spot of fishing and rest up with a drink beside the pool.
Take a boat trip from Bitez port and enjoy a tour of the Bodrum coast. With numerous stops and the chance to snorkel in secret coves, it makes for a fine day trip. Often you can find boats that offer meze lunches on-board.
Bitez embraces local life and allows you to explore the culture. Sunday is the local flea market day and you can find everything from Turkish house wares to English books and lots of lovely knick knacks to take home. The village farmers' market allows you to taste the difference with homemade preserves, fresh fruit and vegetables and hand-picked olives.
You can find numerous places to eat off the beaten track in Bitez. Food can range from Mediterranean-spiced meze plates to traditional Turkish fare. The Lemon Tree restaurant is right on the beach and offers a romantic spot for lunch. If you want something large for dinner then try the steak at Bitez Seaside Restaurant.
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr
Bitez has something for everyone. If you are planning a holiday to Bitez and need some information on what to do and see, loveholidays.com can help you with some useful tips on the best Bitez attractions.
The charming village is surrounded by hills and forests on one side and sparkling blue sea on the other, making it the perfect destination for those who want to enjoy a little peace and tranquility. However, with its modern waterfront and proximity to the popular resorts of Gumbet and Bodrum, there are plenty of attractions and facilities within easy reach.
Visit ancient ruins, stroll through the beautiful landscape or take a boat tour around the stunning coast. If you want to just relax then the village's long stretch of golden sand is great for swimming, sunbathing or indulging in a huge range of watersports.
A trip to the bazaars and markets in Bodrum are a must for stocking up on local crafts and souvenirs. In the evenings, it is all about enjoying local cuisine and relaxing drinks in the many restaurants and bars along the waterfront, while those in search of a livelier time will find everything they need in the nearby resort of Gumbet. With its warm summers and mild winters, cheap holidays to Bitez are a fantastic option whatever the time of year.
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