Those looking for a chilled out and relaxing Bodrum villa holiday should head to Bitez, a trendy Bohemian village on the outskirts of party town Gumbet. While Gumbet pulses with energy, Bitez sways to a more laid-back, rhythmic beat, perfectly located near the coast and backing onto mountains covered in olive and citrus groves. There’s something for everyone in Bitez, from large families and groups to friends and romantic couples. Traditional white-washed houses sit next to ritzy hotels and wooden fishing boats bob in the bay, with Bitez curving along a one-kilometre crescent of golden sand – a registered Blue Flag beach. Our Bitez villas are luxurious and many come with a private pool, all handily located near Bodrum town for day trips and swanky evenings out.
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Couples will love the laid-back, romantic and bohemian vibe Bitez offers, and staying in a villa in Bitez is the perfect way to explore this beautiful corner of the world. With its white-washed houses and twinkling marina, Bitez itself is an ultra-romantic destination, so make sure to enjoy a sunset dinner or waterfront cocktail overlooking the bay. While you’re there, take a stroll on the beach at sunset, an enviable spot for a proposal, or jump on one of the many boat cruises on offer. For the feeling of being on a Greek island, make sure to head to the windmills of the Bodrum Peninsula, dating back to the 18th-century and looking over the bat onto the endless indigo Aegean – another perfect proposal spot. Couples can choose from one of our many romantic villas in Bitez.
Holidaymakers come to Bitez for sun, sea, sand and relaxation, and the seaside village is the perfect place to unwind and reset – so don’t expect a fast-paced lifestyle. The scenery is magnificent, and simply wandering down the golden crescent-shaped beach and admiring the fishing boats and citrus groves will take your breath away. Bitez is located near Gumbet – a lively and modern beach resort with thriving nightlife – and the city of Bodrum itself. From your villa in Bitez it’s best to hire a car and explore the local area, day-tripping into Bodrum to see sights like the famed Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the nearby remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus – a wonder of the ancient world. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants within walking distance of our Bitez villas, serving various tasty cuisines from traditional Turkish to sushi
There are numerous historical sites that you can visit from your Bitez villa, most of them found around the city of Bodrum. Bitez lies near one of the most famous historical sites in the world, the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, with its Hellenistic amphitheatre and the Mausoleum of Mausolus – the latter being a wonder of the ancient world.
In Bodrum itself, history fiends will love Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights of St John during the Crusades, and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology with its aquatic artefacts and shipwreck exhibits. For a culture fix on your Turkey villa holiday, there’s the Ottoman Shipyard Gallery, a historical naval space with trendy ever-changing exhibition space.
Bitez is perfectly positioned for a family villa holiday, and our luxury Bitez villas are all within walking distance of Bitez Beach. With coveted Blue Flag status, warm shallow waters and plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas (all complimentary), it’s the ideal spot for a family day at the beach.
Alternatively, the all-new Bodrum Aqua Park in Ortakent – the biggest on the Bodrum peninsula – is just a 10-minute drive from Bitez. Combine a trip to Ortakent with a visit to the Fun Town Yahsi Park, which has horse-riding, go-karts, table tennis, sports, paintball and rides. Families can also choose from the plethora of other Blue Flag beaches in the area, such as Gumusluk and Turgutreis.
With such a fantastic stretch of sand, Bitez offers a wealth of opportunities for watersports – in particular kiteboarding and windsurfing. Right on Bitez Beach, just a stone’s throw from your Bitez villa, you can visit the Rush Windsurf School or Kiteboard Bodrum, which both offer classes with expert teachers or allow you to rent equipment. From the beach, you can visit the Aquapro Dive Centre, a fantastic diving school offering all PADI/CMAS courses. Divers can explore two great reefs, a cave, two shipwrecks and even the eerie remains of a sunken plane. Back on land, Bitez offers Jeep safaris and there are quad bike tours closer to Bodrum