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Turkey’s boho bolthole

Despite its typical Mediterranean appearance, with a shallow, sandy, palm-fringed bay that gradually shades inland into dense foliage, the quiet resort town of Bitez has acquired a reputation for being rather hip and bohemian.

Bitez holidays can take any form you like. The bay, with its calm waters, is the perfect place for a day of water sports. Or if you feel like just stretching out with a book, the gently curving beach offers plenty of spots in sunshine or shade. In the village, it’s well worth haggling with the craft merchants to get a good price on stylish, locally made knick-knacks, while a number of upscale beachfront restaurants serve artfully plated seafood with an understated soundtrack. If you’re curious to know what the cool crowds in this part of Turkey get up to in their leisure time, choose holidays to Bitez.

Your Bitez questions, answered

Yes – cruises around the surrounding coves and islands leave at least once a day. Or if you want to keep it super-local, it’s quick and easy to hire a pedalo.
‘Çökertme’ kebab is a local speciality made with sliced beef, seared green pepper and seasoned potatoes. Tuck in at any of the restaurants overlooking the pretty waters of the cove.
Local firms will happily take you out to explore reefs, underwater caves and even – if you know what you’re doing – a sunken plane on the seabed nearby.

Best things to do in Bitez

Head for the trees

Between the sandy cove and the village of Bitez proper is a winding path that’ll take you up past aromatic mandarin orchards and groves full of 500-year-old olive trees.

Go windsurfing

The shallow cove means that even if you mess up, it’s in relative safety. Beginners tend to go out in the still air of the morning – when the wind picks up, make way for the pros.

Discover the chapel

Delve into Bitez’s nearby woods to uncover the arresting spectacle of a ruined, 1,800-year-old Greek church. Inside, you’ll find beautiful, vividly colourful dolphin mosaic floors.