Bitez Travel Guide
The main beach - The absolute center of activiy. You can enjoy a wonderful day just soaking up the sun or alternatively enjoy all the exclusive watersports which is available. There are also many small cafe's located on the beach front.
Bodrum Castle - Located in the town of Bodrum, 6 km from Bitez. The castle was built on Zephyrion island and covers approximately 30,000 sq. meters. It was built by the Knights of Rhodes in the 15th century and dedicated to St. Peter. The construction of the castle took an entire amount of 99 years. It consists of 5 towers namely French, English, Italian, German and Snake towers.
The Underwater Archeological Museum of Bodrum - Located in the Bodrum Castle, it is one of the world's most important and biggest museums. On display are relics recovered from excavation in the 1960's as well as findings resulting from research on sunken ships. You can also find a display of the remains of the oldest known sunken ship in the world, which is definitely worth it to see. It can be enjoyed by the entire family.
one of the best traditional restaurant in bitez The Seaside Restaurant is located in the center of Bitez at the boulevard left from the mosque. It's a lovely restaurant with a good turkish traditional and international menu. The staff is very friendly and the atmosfere is romantic. For the kids they have also a good menu. After a day at the beach this is the place wehere you had tot go for dinner. But if you like a full english breakfast with SKY TV and sports this is also the place to be. The breakfast is better then home. After your dinner you lounge on the beach with a nice cocktail or coffee. A few years ago we go there for the first time and still we go there every year. For us it's feel like home.
submitted by Robin, 22/02/09
C.J.'s Bitez This restaurant is along the seafront, previously known as Ali's. It was reopened for 2008 season. A great place to eat, food is excellent quality, the same type of european menue as most along the front, but the quality is great, all the staff have a great sense of humour, and it is a great place to while away the hours. they also have sunlongers on the beach so you can spend the whole day there if you wish.
submitted by Avril Williams, 18/02/09
Ozer's Restaurant Located on the Bitez beach front near the Mosque. A fantastic, hassle free restaurant that prides itself on fresh ingrediants. No menu here, just walk up to the cold counter with your waiter who will show you the dishes available (eg. freshly prepared hot and cold mezes, kebabs, meat dishes and a variety of fish and seafood caught that day - seabass, sea-bream, red bream etc).
A more classy feel than the larger restaurants. Also lovely attentive service during the day with sun beds spaced more generously than most places.
submitted by Paula and Elaine, 06/07/08
Amphora Restaurant From the Mosque follow the lane away from the seafront and then follow the road around to the right and you will come upon Amphora.
An authentic Turkish restaurant with a warm, hospitable feel. Unlike the larger restaurants on the beach front that offer many different cuisines, Amphora's focus is on doing Turkish food and doing it well. Owner Daniel is a lovely, friendly host who ensures that his guests are well looked after. Particular highlight is the Amphora Kebab presented to your table in a flaming clay pot which is then broken and served. Yum!!
submitted by Paula and Elaine, 06/07/08
Özers Restaurant Original Türkish restaurant on the beach of Bitez. Lovely food and excellent service. I really can recommend, check www.ozersrestaurant.com
submitted by Annette, 17/06/08
'FIRST STOP'....Restaurant... ....in Bodrum is a must eat! Omar & staff are EXCEPTIONAL, EXCELLENT food and service.
Don't ask the police officer nor a taxi driver for directions, it seem not many locals understand 'First Stop' restaurant. After walking the main pedestrian small road going east, finally there it was across the rocky beach.
The rest is history.
Thank you for the good times, food and your talent!!!!!
Grazie Omar, we'll be back soon Ciao!
Tony & The Photo-Team from Germany.
A OTTO GROUP
submitted by Tony Urso, 07/05/08
The First Stop The First Stop restaurant was the best restaurant in TURKEY!!!!! They were so nice to us and couldn't of done anything else for us. The food and service was fantastic!!!!
submitted by Jessica, 06/01/08
Hakan Gift Shop For watches, sunglasses, handbags, ladies shoes run by Hakan and Mandy friendly courteous service, opposite the best restaurant for Turkish food in Bitez the mart Kedlerie (March cats)
submitted by Mike, 15/05/07
U will feel the difference I have never been in a great atmosphere like there. Food is perfect by the Chinese chef, serves very good in the time, staff definitely amazing. The manager Sedat (we call him Jerry) little guy is the only reason everyone prefer to go and eat. Absolutely the place to recommend...
submitted by Alan, 28/11/06
Salmakis Chinese Restaurant Amazing place to go to eat! The food was stunning and the service was superb! Definately the place to eat if you want a warm, friendly atmosphere! Best restaurant in Bitez by far!
submitted by Jenna, 21/11/06
Sultan The best restraunt in the whole wide world, great staff and food and service.
submitted by Jess, 28/08/06
Number 48 DONT MISS IT ! Its the center of Bitez. Delicious Turkish Food. Great portions. Nice atmospehere. Lovely music. Perfest service from Ahmet and Mustafa! The coldest beer !!! we have ever had..
submitted by Susan Smith, 19/06/06
Bitez Great food, great service, friendly staff, located on the beach front. May sure to try one of the Sultan Specials... watch to see if the waiter's hair will go up in flames :o)
submitted by Caroline, 06/06/06
The First Stop It was a great place! It was the first time I've been to Turkey and they were the kindest people I've ever met! We stoped at The First Stop 3 times during our 2 weeks and it was our last stop. At The First Stop the food was great, the service was great, and they couldnt do any more for you.
submitted by Josh, 14/10/05
Annalivia's restaurant and bar The food and presentation was 10 out of 10 the service was also top notch. I would recommend to any one in Turkey.
submitted by Laura Burgoyne, 26/08/05
The First Stop Chris and his staff have made our holidays the best we have had. Not only is the food great all the time, but he and his team make you feel part of the family. The other person to name is Memet, who runs the local boat hire. They all make your day. Simply the best.
submitted by Duncan, 08/07/05
Jimmy's Restaurant On the beach near the mosque, so friendly, great choice of menu, food is fantastic. We ate there most nights, never disappointed. Try the sizzling or clay pot kebab! My husband is Turkish and even he was impressed with the authenticity of the traditional Turkish dishes. Don't miss it.
submitted by Julie Gokoglu, 20/06/05
Temple Bar This is bar with all round entertainment and all the people who work there are really friendly.
submitted by Boyd Patton, 14/06/05
The First Stop We have been to Bitez several times on holiday. Bitez is a friendly and relaxed resort. The First Stop restaurant scores 10 out of 10 for cuisine, service and hospitality.
submitted by Miss Lian Doyle, 13/05/05
Minimarket - Located on the beachfront. The market is open everyday of the week. You can find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables and fastfood (hamburgers, hotdogs and pies) to a lot of little souvenir stalls. For tourists this would be the best place to go shopping for souvenirs, as the town lacks even the simplest tourist shops.
The main beach in Bitez is the center of activiy. Whether you enjoy just soaking up the sun with a good book, or want to join in a game of beach volleyball, you will be captivated by the friendly atmosphere. There are many small cafe's located on the beach front, so you will never be left with a dry mouth.
Located in the small peaceful village of Torba, situated 5 km from Bodrum, you will find the most extravagant beaches where the shining sea connects with the green pines and olive trees.
Another definite must see is Gumupluk. One of the oldest settlements of the Peninsula, it is still possible to see the underwater remains of the old harbour wall that connected Tafpan Island to the mainland. Enjoying sun-downers here amist the extraordinary green vegetation will be a life-long memory.
Bitez Restaurants and Bars
The Halikarya - Located directly on Bitez beach, they serve the best pizzas and the peppered steak served with chips, carrots, and rice is another popular one. Look on the specials board because they always have that extra something special available.
Katre Restaurant and Bar - Located on Bitez Beach, it is one of the most popular restaurants with the friendliest staff members. They serve the tastiest breakfast and dinner in Bitez.
Secret Garden - Located about 6 km from Bitez, it has an ultimate romantic atmosphere and is located up the small street opposite the Marina in the town of Bodrum. Expect to find Modern Mediterannean style dishes, both beautiful and colourful and which is often very original and always delicious. The menu features treats such as frogs legs in garlic sauce, hot tomato tarts, rabbit in cream, sea bass in vanilla butter and chicken liver and brandy pate.
Bitez Bars & Clubs
Halikarya Restaurant - Located directly on Bitez beach this is the most entertaining "club" to go to where you can practise the art of belly dancing.
Fora bar - Situated on the beach - a 6 km drive from Bitez, this is one of the most popular bars with its breathtaking views of the sea and castle. Expect to hear the lastes tunes as well as some great live music.
The White House - Located in the town of Bodrum, 6 km from Bitez. The White House is an excellent place to either chill out outside or dance the night away.
Sensy Bar - Also located in the town of Bodrum, 6 km from Bitez. Sensy Bar is without a doubt the funkiest place on Bar Street. It offers the most outrageous coctails and you will be blown away by the friendly staff.
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