Top things to do in Bodrum Peninsula

Top Choice Seafood in Bodrum Town

Orfoz

Often cited as one of Turkey's best fish restaurants, this restaurant next door to the landmark Zeki Müren Art Museum, named after one of Turkey's greatest singers, serves delectable seafood such as oysters with par…
Top Choice Seafood in Gümüşlük

Limon

In the hills above Gümüşlük, Limon sprawls across a series of garden terraces around a whitewashed farmhouse, overlooking a Roman bath and Byzantine chapel ruins. Dishes include seafood and carpaccios, while vegetar…
Top Choice Seafood in Gündoğan

Plaj Cafe Restoran

Just opposite the central waterfront, this local favourite run by a fishing family serves a good range of mezes and mains, marine and otherwise. There's no noise save for the wind, the waves and the caged birds chir…
Top Choice Seafood in Bodrum Town

Kalamare

Though a bit cramped and inland, this distressed-looking place, with whitewashed tables and pastel-coloured walls, is one of our favourite seafood restaurants in Bodrum. Serving octopus, calamari, sea bass et al (as…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Bodrum Town

Dada Salon

Occupying an old sponge warehouse, this bohemian speakeasy is owned by Okan Bayulgen, a well-known TV, film and theatre actor. An intimate venue for cabaret, theatre and live-music acts, it occupies three floors and…
Top Choice Castle in Bodrum Town

Bodrum Castle

There are splendid views from the battlements of Bodrum's magnificent castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 15th century and dedicated to St Peter. In recent years it has housed the Museum of Underwa…
Spanish in Bodrum Town

La Pasión

For something different, head for this refined Spanish tapas bar and restaurant down a cobbled side street for tapas, excellent paella (₺80 to ₺100 for two) or pasta. The restaurant occupies an old Greek stone house…
Turkish in Bitez

Black Cat

The amiable Ferhan's whimsical restaurant, decorated with holidaying children's pictures of cats, serves light meals by day and heartier fare at night. House specials are özel (special) kebap, featuring aubergine pi…
Seafood in Gümüşlük

Mimoza

Posh Mimoza, on the beach's north end, has cheery white tables perched above the sea, with boats bobbing in the secluded bay opposite. It does a good variety of seafood mains and mezes, including house specials cala…
Italian in Yalıkavak

Le Café

This Indian-owned Italian/Indian restaurant is everything to everyone, serving up pizza, pasta and the house speciality, chicken parmigiana, with as much aplomb as it does pakoras, samosas and tikka masala. Ask nice…