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As a tranquil fishing village that boasts a gorgeous stretch of beach, a handful of top-notch restaurants and just a few residents that call it home, Torba is a truly peaceful retreat.
Ironically, this peaceful village neighbours the lively town of Bodrum, but it couldn't be any more different. Revel in the uncrowded beach, immerse yourself in daily village life and enjoy laying your head in a peaceful resort after a day of seeing the sights. Whether you're travelling as a family who are looking for a quiet beach holiday, a couple who want to hideaway together or friends who want to stay away from the crowds, you'll love a Torba holiday.
Things to do in Torba
In Torba you're in a prime location to experience the best of Turkey. Visit one of the fantastic spas, chill out on a boat tour, embark on a Jeep safari adventure and soak up the best of Bodrum. When you book with loveholidays, the opportunities are endless!
If you love to shop, you will want to visit the Bodrum market, where you will find locally made shoes, handcrafted jewellery and an array of colourful spices to browse among. Get lost in the labyrinth of stalls and enjoy being in an authentic Turkish market where haggling is a must!
Families will be pleased to hear that the Dedeman Aquapark is conveniently located close to Torba. Head there with the kids and enjoy a thrilling day of water slides and lazy rivers – it will be fun for all the family!
Torba holidays - a beach paradise
One of Torba's biggest draws is its beach and if you stay in one of the ocean-view hotels you'll be able to enjoy the private jetties that branch out into the sea. However if you'd rather stay on land, you'll find a sunbathing spot easily as it's only a small number of residents that you'll see on the beach. Pick a space and enjoy that relaxing beach day you've been dreaming about!
When you're feeling peckish, you'll be pleased to hear that a row of fantastic seafood restaurants line the waterfront and serve up fresh fish dishes including the catch of the day. If you're looking for somewhere to cool off, head for a shady spot and enjoy an ice-cold beer or fruity cocktail before taking a quick dip in the calm ocean.
Discover and explore
When you're looking to escape the beach, you'll be perfectly placed to start exploring Turkey's scenic highlights. Jump over to Bodrum and delve into a day of city exploration, seek out the iconic landmarks such as the Castle of St. Peter, visit the museum of Underwater Archaeology and enjoy a night of cocktails and music in one of the lively bars. You'll also find a 2,500-year-old Lelegian tomb on one of the nearby hilltops and the leftover ruins of an ancient church. Kos is also a short distance away and can make for a fabulous alternative day trip, whether you want to discover the ancient ruin sites or just chill out on one of the soft sandy beaches.
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.