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Bardakci Beach

Set around a picturesque bay is this small sandy beach, which is famous for its views of Bodrum Marina and legends of Greek mythology.

Bardakci Beach is a pretty beach that curves around the scenic Bardakci Bay. It’s the nearest sandy beach to the center of Bodrum and is often busy with both tourists and locals. Relax while enjoying views across the bay to Bodrum’s main tourism area. Take a refreshing swim in the cool water of the Aegean Sea. Enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Bardakci Beach holds a significant place in the myths of ancient Greece. Legend states that it was here that Hermaphroditus, the son of Aphrodite, became enamored with Salmacis, a water nymph.

The beach itself is a small curve of golden sand lapped by the crystal-clear Aegean Sea. You’ll find standard beach facilities for rent such as beach lounge chairs and umbrellas. Umbrellas provide invaluable shade from the frequently hot sun. Stand at the water’s edge and enjoy the views of some of Bodrum’s main attractions. Spot the architecturally-impressive Bodrum Castle and the luxury yachts moored in Bodrum Marina. 

Lining the beach is a collection of hotel resorts complete with swimming pools, bars and restaurants. Most of the resorts welcome day visitors as well as guests. Dine on fresh seafood or sample a traditional Turkish meze, a selection of appetizers such as cheese, meatballs and yogurt dips. 

Walk up into the hills that surround the beach and check out the collection of old windmills. Gaze out to the picturesque Kara Ada Island and, on a clear day, spot Kos Island in the near distance. 

Bardakci Beach is easily accessible from all areas of Bodrum. Public buses, known as dolmus, leave regularly from Bodrum Otogar, the main bus terminal. Buses often continue to nearby Gumbet Beach, a modern beach resort and popular hub for watersports. Otherwise, catch a water taxi from Bodrum Marina for a scenic journey around the bay. The beach is a 30-minute walk from Bodrum’s town center.


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Azka Hotel $95
Azka Hotel

Azka Hotel

Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum, Mugla
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Bodrum City Center, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Bardakci Bay and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    La Quinta by Wyndham Bodrum $46
    La Quinta by Wyndham Bodrum

    La Quinta by Wyndham Bodrum

    Bardakçi Bay, No:29, Bodrum, Mugla
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Bodrum City Center hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bardakci Bay and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Salmakis Resort & Spa $80
      Salmakis Resort & Spa

      Salmakis Resort & Spa

      Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum, Mugla
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Bodrum City Center hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodrum Marina, Myndos Gate, and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Bodrum Ancient Theater and Bodrum Bar Street are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Degirmenburnu Residence $42
        Degirmenburnu Residence

        Degirmenburnu Residence

        Osman Nuri Bilgin Caddesi No:48, Bodrum
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Bodrum City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bardakci Bay and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only $149
          The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only

          The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only

          Yokusbasi Mahallesi Suluhasan, Caddesi no.18, Bodrum, Mugla
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Bodrum City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodrum Farmers' Market and Bodrum Beach. Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista $64
            DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista

            DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista

            Neyzen Tevfik Cad No 168, Bodrum, Mugla
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Bodrum City Center, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Bodrum Beach, and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Castle and Bitez Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Voyage Bodrum - Adults Only
              Voyage Bodrum - Adults Only

              Voyage Bodrum - Adults Only

              Bardakçi Koyu, Bodrum, Mugla
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Bodrum City Center hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bardakci Beach and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Hotel Centro Bodrum
                Hotel Centro Bodrum

                Hotel Centro Bodrum

                Caferpasa Cad. No 30, Bodrum, Mugla
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Bodrum hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Ancient Theater. Bodrum Bar Street and Bodrum Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).