BITEZ TRAVEL GUIDE 1

BITEZ TRAVEL GUIDE

Over time, the Bitez District of Bodrum has evolved into a truly unique destination. In particular, the Bitez ‘Inner Village’ has seen a rise in exceptional establishments popping up. These restaurants, bars, and cafes are known for their focus on concept, service, and taste without being overly extravagant, completely transforming the area. However, they are now outgrowing the Village, as more and more high-quality places are emerging each year along the Bitez coast. Bitez stands out from other districts in Bodrum due to the exceptional quality of its establishments and the authentic atmosphere they offer.

Those of us residing in Bodrum have long known about it, but tourists are just beginning to realize that Bitez is a hidden gem. Now, they are flocking to Bitez for their vacations and eagerly booking reservations to enjoy all that this unique destination has to offer. Sure, Bitez has more to offer than just its unique spots. Let us fill you in on the stunning Bitez beach, the top-notch restaurants, and the must-visit places to swim and explore in Bitez.


WHERE IS BITEZ, HOW TO GET TO THERE?

Bitez, a neighborhood in Bodrum, Muğla province, is highly preferred by tourists as it is home to some of Turkey’s top holiday resorts. Situated to the right of Gumbet and Bodrum center, Bitez is just seven kilometers away from Bodrum. If you’re visiting during the summer, you can catch a minibus from Bodrum center to Bitez every 20 minutes. In the winter, the minibuses run every 30 minutes.

If you’re planning a holiday in Bodrum, we suggest taking a taxi. The distance between Bodrum and Bitez is just seven kilometers, so the taxi fare won’t be too expensive. Plus, during the summer, minibuses tend to get quite crowded. Although it only takes around 15 minutes to drive from Bodrum center to Bitez, it might take a bit longer if you opt for the minibuses. In fact, reaching Bitez beach during the summer months can take up to 20 minutes.

WHAT IS BITEZ LIKE?

Bitez and the neighboring Konacık area are home to local residents. With schools, a library, and a courthouse, it’s a vibrant place year-round. However, don’t expect wild and noisy entertainment in the evenings. Instead, you’ll find charming bars and live music venues with their own distinct styles. This balance of liveliness and tranquility seems to make both the residents and holidaymakers in Bitez equally content.

Bitez is divided into two distinct regions: the ‘Inner Village’ and the Bitez Coast. While the Inner Village is primarily inhabited by locals, it is home to numerous high-quality establishments. Below, we will delve into these establishments in detail. 

The Bitez coast is packed with various establishments like numerous restaurants, beach clubs, and bars. If you decide to grab a bite or have a drink at any of these restaurants, you’ll have access to the sun loungers conveniently placed right in front of them. Although it’s worth mentioning that apart from a handful of restaurants, some of the businesses here may come across as a bit tacky. However, as the evening sets in, these seaside venues transform into delightful restaurants with a charming ambiance.

Bitez is a bustling neighborhood with a strong local community. It continues to gain popularity each year, thanks to its peaceful atmosphere and well-kept streets. Its proximity to Bodrum center, schools, and industrial area makes it an ideal choice for both summer and winter living. However, it’s worth noting that the real estate prices in this region are slightly higher due to its desirable location.


PLACES TO VISIT IN BITEZ

There aren’t many historical sites to explore in Bitez, but we suggest checking out Bitez Village and the Bitez coast. The streets of Bitez are lined with charming old stone houses that are worth seeing.

One place that stands out and is definitely worth a visit is Zai Yaşam. This place adds significant value to the region, and we’ll provide more details about it below.

Bitez has a unique vibe during the day and transforms into something entirely different in the evening. When you take a stroll along Bitez beach at night, it feels like you’ve entered a whole new world compared to your daytime experience.

BITEZ INNER VILLAGE

Bitez Köyiçi, also known as the Inner village, is just a short five-minute drive from the Bitez coast. It’s considered the heart of Bitez and where the locals reside. Compared to other neighborhoods in Bodrum, Bitez Inner village offers a more modern living experience throughout the year. Whether it’s summer or winter, you’ll find plenty of top-notch bars, restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops in this area. If you’re vacationing in Bitez, make sure to explore these places as they offer a higher level of service compared to the venues along the Bitez coast.

Bodrum Bitez Sahili
Bitez beach is full of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. Don’t forget to take a walk on Bitez beach.

BITEZ BEACH

There are numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants lining the expansive Bitez beach area. Many of these dining spots are situated right by the water, allowing you to use the sunbeds in front of them for free when you dine or drink there. It’s almost like having a beach club experience! For a small fee, you can enjoy snacks and spend the whole day sunbathing or swimming. These places transform from beach clubs during the day to restaurants in the evening, offering stunning sea views. In addition to the array of dining options, there are water sports facilities, a children’s playground, the Municipality Cafe, and daily tour boats at Bitez Port. Don’t miss out on taking a leisurely stroll along the Bitez coast.

Zai Yaşam
Even though Zai Yaşam is not located within the borders of Bitez District, it is a place worth visiting.

ZAİ YAŞAM

Zai Yaşam is located just outside the boundaries of the Bitez District, but in close proximity. It is truly the pearl  of both Bitez and Bodrum. The name Zai Yaşam perfectly captures its essence as a place where individuals can enjoy their entire day. With its expansive and lush grounds, Zai Yaşam offers various areas that cater to different lifestyles.

There are multiple locations available, including a library, a cafe, two restaurants – one offering Mediterranean and Italian dishes, and the other specializing in Japanese cuisine. Additionally, there is an event/concert space that can accommodate up to 400 individuals.

Zai Yaşam, a serene haven amidst nature, is specifically created for individuals seeking a tranquil experience. To maintain the peaceful ambiance, Zai Yaşam restricts entry for individuals below the age of 15 and pets weighing over 15 kilos. This rule is implemented to ensure that the harmony and tranquility of life in Zai Yaşam remain undisturbed. In essence, this regulation applies to all living beings, as precautions are taken to prevent any actions that may disrupt the serene environment.

While exploring this magnificent location, you will come across numerous captivating sculptures. The delicate essence of art permeates every nook and cranny of this place, where visitors can appreciate masterpieces carefully chosen from the Büyükkuşoğlu Collection, particularly the remarkable paintings and sculptures crafted by renowned artists. Additionally, there is a sophisticated and serene café area, a delightful breakfast section, as well as two distinct restaurants. Each restaurant presents a unique concept for lunch and dinner. The first restaurant serves delectable dishes from Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, starting from around 12:00noon. On the other hand, the second restaurant, which opens at 16:00, offers an array of flavors from Japanese cuisine.

The breakfast at Zai Yaşam offers a unique twist compared to the traditional Bodrum breakfast. It leans towards a more contemporary, European approach, with influences from French and Austrian cuisine.

Zai Yaşam hosts various events all year round, including jazz concerts, author signings, exhibitions, and workshops. The concerts typically feature jazz, acoustic, or ethnic music genres. It’s worth mentioning that some of these concerts are occasionally free of charge.,

Where is Zai Yaşam : googlemaps
Zai Yaşam Contact :
0533 505 75 50

Bitez Limanı
You may also choose Bitez Municipality Cafe, located in Bitez Port, for breakfast and dinner.

BITEZ PORT, BITEZ MUNICIPALITY CAFE

At the end of Bitez beach, you’ll find a spacious children’s park followed by Bitez Port. This port offers numerous daily boat trips for you to enjoy. Right behind the port, there’s the Bitez Municipality Cafe. Unlike other cafes run by the municipality, this one allows you to order at your table instead of self-service. The menu is quite diverse, and if you’re feeling fancy, you can even opt for dinner at Bitez Belediye Cafe.

In our previous articles, we highlighted the affordability of Bodrum’s municipal cafes. It’s important to note that Bitez Belediye Cafe offers even more affordable prices compared to other beach restaurants. Additionally, their menu offers a variety of delicious snacks and main dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast, tasty toast, juicy hamburgers, or refreshing salads, Bitez Municipality Cafe has got you covered. They also serve mouthwatering grilled meatballs, chicken, schnitzel, ravioli, pasta, and a selection of fish dishes. Oh, and let’s not forget, they also have a range of alcoholic beverages available.

Where is Bitez Port : googlemaps

Bitez Kadınlar Kahvesi
Meeting point of ‘Bitez inner village’; Bitez Women’s Coffeehouse.

BITEZ WOMEN’S COFFEEHOUSE

The ‘Women’s Coffeehouse’ in Bitez Village is a well-known establishment in the community. Despite its name, the majority of the café’s regular patrons are actually men. Originally a gathering place for women to socialize and enjoy coffee games, the café has evolved into a modern coffee shop while retaining its original name. Although the number of female visitors has decreased over time, you can still find women coming together to share ideas and collaborate at this venue. 

The Bitez Women’s Coffeehouse, located in the heart of Bitez inner Village, is a beloved destination for all. Whether you’re looking for a delightful breakfast or a relaxing tea or coffee break, this place has got you covered. Not only that, but they also offer a variety of snacks and alcoholic drinks to satisfy your cravings. The best part? You can enjoy your time here without breaking the bank, as they provide affordable options. With tables extending onto the street and a minimalist atmosphere reminiscent of a charming French cafe, we’re confident that you’ll fall in love with the ambiance. So why not gather your friends and head over to the Bitez Women’s Coffeehouse for a memorable experience?

Where is Bitez Women’s Coffeehouse : googlemaps


Savra Bodrum
Savra Bodrum is among the best hotels in Bitez.

BITEZ HOTELS

The peninsula town offers plenty  of accommodation options, making it a top choice for vacationers with diverse preferences. From hotels and hostels to boutique hotels, tiny houses, and even camping areas, there’s something for everyone. 

The town’s wide range of choices caters to different expectations and adds to its appeal. Along the Bitez coast, you’ll find several boutique hotels just a few steps away from the sea. 

For those seeking both comfort and luxury, the Ramada Resort by Wyndham Bodrum hotel is highly recommended, despite its distance from the Bitez beach.

One of the high-end hotels near Bitez is Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. Situated right by the sea, this hotel features the exclusive Buddha-Bar Beach. Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, stands out as one of the top luxury accommodations in Bodrum.

If you’re looking for a different option, consider Savra Bodrum. Tucked away in nature, this chic boutique hotel is closer to Bitez beach. It offers a perfect blend of luxury and tranquility for a relaxing stay.

Looking to explore all the hotels in Bitez? Check out this link for the best deals on accommodation —> Featured Bitez Hotels.


Papillon Bodrum
We definitely recommend you to experience the Papillon Bodrum.
Vamos Bitez
Vamos Bodrum is one of the most popular venues in Bitez.

BITEZ RESTAURANTS

The Bitez restaurants can be categorized into two sections: Bitez beach and the restaurants located in Bitez’s ‘Inner Village’. The restaurants in the village offer a more attentive and high-quality service approach. Some of the well-known restaurants include Kurul Bitez, Pasta Shop By Koko, Vamos Bodrum, Trattoria il Mandarino, and Adana Province Border.

When you visit Bitez beach, you’ll notice a long row of restaurants waiting for you. These beachside restaurants  offer a more laid-back atmosphere. Yet, it’s the stunning sea views that make them a top choice for many. 

For a contemporary seafood dining experience, we suggest trying out Papillon Bodrum, just a short stroll away from Bitez beach. This charming restaurant, set in an old vineyard house surrounded by lush greenery, is a favorite of ours for its impeccable presentation, stylish decor, and mouthwatering dishes. Don’t miss out on this unique dining spot!

Check out the Bitez category in our Bodrum Guide section for in-depth details on all the top spots in Bitez!


Kuytu Bahçe
Kuytu Bahçe is not only one of the best breakfast places in Bitez but also in Bodrum.

BITEZ BREAKFAST PLACES

Kuytu Bahçe, which stands out as one of the top breakfast spots not just in Bitez but also in Bodrum, can be found in Bitez’s charming ‘Inner village’. To ensure a delightful dining experience at Kuytu Bahçe, it’s highly recommended to make a reservation in advance, especially during the bustling summer season when finding an available table can be quite challenging. It’s worth noting that Kuytu Bahçe is closed on Mondays.

There are numerous breakfast spots in Bitez where you can enjoy a delicious morning meal. Most of the beach restaurants offer breakfast as well. If you’re visiting Bodrum for vacation, we highly suggest trying out one of these breakfast venues. Check out our article on the top breakfast spots in Bodrum for a delightful read. Please note that we update the prices for mixed breakfast options annually in this article.

If you’re in need of a budget-friendly spot for a speedy breakfast, you may also consider checking out the Bitez ‘Women’s Coffeehouse’ or Bitez Municipality Cafe situated in Bitez Port.


Manuel Bitez
Located in Bitez Village, Manuel Pub is a popular meeting point with its friendly atmosphere.

BITEZ NIGHT LIFE

If you’re searching for a vibrant nightclub, Bitez may not be the best place. However, you can still enjoy live music and DJ sets at some beach venues. Alternatively, you can head to Gumbet Bar Street, just a short 5/10 minute taxi ride away from Bitez. Keep in mind though, the wild entertainment style at those places may not be to everyone’s liking. And it’s best not to go without your boyfriend.

Apart from nightclubs, ‘Manuel’, a highly favored bar in Bitez, can be found in the Bitez ‘Inner village’. If you’re looking to catch up with friends over drinks and good music, we believe ‘Manuel’ will be right up your alley.

There’s another cozy bar in the heart of the village that we believe you’ll enjoy – ‘İlegal Bitez’. Despite its small size, İlegal boasts a truly authentic atmosphere and is a standout spot in Bitez.

Leo Bodrum, located on the beautiful Bitez coast, is a must-visit destination. With its innovative tavern concept and live music performances, this place offers a unique experience. Leo Bodrum is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious cuisine while having a great time.

Lastly, Beybaba Tavern, located in Bitez, is the go-to place for locals and tourists alike. Every evening, this bustling tavern is filled with lively conversations that spill out onto the streets. It’s no wonder that Beybaba Tavern is the heart and soul of Bitez, loved by both the locals and holidaymakers.


BITEZ TRAVEL GUIDE 2
Families with children will love the Bitez Public Beach with its wide sandy beach.

BITEZ PUBLIC BEACH

There are free public beach areas on both sides of the Bitez coast. You can find beach umbrellas there, but sun loungers are not allowed. Feel free to spread your towel and soak up the sun, or grab a beach chair if you prefer. 

The public beach on the right end is especially great for families with kids. It has a wide sandy beach and shallow water, making it perfect for little ones. Plus, it’s kept clean and tidy, so you’ll definitely enjoy your time there.

The sandy beach and sea are consistently clean due to its central location, with shopping areas and restaurants nearby. Being situated in a bay, the sea remains calm most of the time, although waves may occur during rough weather without causing much disturbance. The beach spans around 60 meters in length and 15 meters in width, providing ample space for children to play.

If you prefer a peaceful beach experience without the noise of children, the shallow sea may not be the best choice for you. Instead, head to the smaller public beaches to the left of Bitez beach where you can swim in peace. These areas have pebble beaches and are conveniently located near restaurants and cafes. Due to the limited space, it’s recommended to arrive early to secure a good spot, especially during the busy summer season.

WHAT IS THE BITEZ SEA LIKE?

The water at Bitez public beach is astonishingly shallow and the water crystal-clear. In certain areas, you can wade 100 meters into the sea and the water will only reach your waist. The sandy beach is diligently maintained by Bodrum Municipality, ensuring a pristine environment. Moreover, the sea floor is also sandy, resembling a perfectly laid-out carpet that allows for effortless barefoot walks.

Finally, because Bitez public beach is situated in an area with minimal wind, the sea tends to be pleasantly warm during the summer months.

How to get to Bitez Public Beach googlemaps


Bitez Akvaryum Koyu
You have two options to see the Aquarium Bay; The first is to join a boat tour, and the second is to walk a tiring 45-minute path!

BITEZ AQUARIUM BAY

The crystal-clear sea of The Aquarium Bay never fails to captivate the attention of visitors, who usually arrive on tour boats. Despite its secluded location in nature, the bay unfortunately falls victim to occasional pollution caused by the insensitivity of both tour boats and holidaymakers who are aware of this hidden gem.

We were really unsure about whether to include the Aquarium Bay in this article or not. Believe me, it’s really disheartening for us to witness all the plastic bottles, packages, and other trash left behind by the people who visit this place. We kindly request that you please refrain from showing such insensitivity.

Did you know that there’s another way to reach the Aquarium Bay apart from taking the Tour boats? You can actually get there on foot! It might be a bit tiring, but you can take a 45-minute journey via the pathway that begins at the end of Bitez Port.

This journey can be quite exhausting as you’ll encounter uphill and downhill sections along the way. It’s important to note that this path is truly demanding. The road isn’t smooth, and you must tread carefully due to protruding rocks. It won’t be long before you end up hurting your feet, especially if you’re wearing slippers!

As you stroll along this 45-minute trail, you’ll encounter numerous pristine coves perfect for a refreshing swim in the sea. But don’t be fooled – the real Aquarium Bay is still ahead, spanning a vast area that you won’t miss once you arrive!

No need to stress about getting lost or figuring out the way, the walking path will show itself. Just stick to this path and you’ll be fine. If you come across a point where the dirt road splits into two, always choose the left one. The other trails will probably lead you to little coves on the route.

As you stroll along this trail, you might come across numerous vacationers setting up camp in tents. But keep in mind, this route passes through a forested region where camping and having picnics are not allowed in the summer due to the high risk of wildfires. It’s important to note that starting a fire is strictly prohibited, as it could lead to legal consequences.

Before embarking on the exhausting journey, it’s essential to bring along some snacks and beverages. Aquarium Bay is a pristine location with no amenities or shopping options available. It’s highly advised that families with children and individuals who are sensitive should avoid attempting this path. Most likely, you’ll surrender and settle at the first tiny bay you encounter. Remember, after completing the challenging 45-minute hike, you’ll still need to retrace your steps and walk back along the same path.

Is it really worth the exhausting trip to visit Aquarium Bay? Because it’s a pristine bay, you’ll come across algae leaves being carried by the waves along the shoreline. These algae might make swimming a bit challenging from the beach.

However, the trash tossed from the boats and left behind by the tourists who came here does tarnish the purity of the surroundings. 

Witnessing this unpleasant scene made it difficult for us to refrain from feeling upset and shedding tears.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could bring along a couple of big garbage bags and some plastic gloves when you visit Aquarium Bay. While it’s not mandatory, it would be wonderful if you could help us by picking up any pet bottles, beer cans, or packaging materials you find along the way. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Back to our topic; Due to the challenging journey, the bay is sparsely populated with only occasional tour boats. In July, we visited Aquarium Bay and found it deserted except for a couple enjoying a romantic moment. The path is not easily traversed, resulting in fewer visitors. If you desire solitude with your friends or partner, bask in the sun at this tranquil bay and enjoy a delightful day. It is certainly worth a visit to Aquarium Bay.

The sea is absolutely stunning, with its crystal-clear water that will captivate you. While there may be some algae build-up near the shore that makes swimming a bit challenging, it gradually decreases as you move towards the end of the beach. Alternatively, you can also enjoy this gorgeous bay by entering from the rocks.

If you ever feel like recommending Aquarium Bay to your friends, children, or grandchildren, just say, “You have to visit this stunning place!” And if you plan on revisiting this beautiful bay, remember to keep it clean. Don’t litter, put your trash in a bag, and dispose of it properly when you reach Bitez Port.

Love and performing acts of kindness are the fundamental emotions that define humanity, and these emotions have the power to spread like wildfire. Let’s make a conscious effort to preserve our natural surroundings and refrain from polluting it. Your dedication to safeguarding the environment will undoubtedly inspire those who witness your actions.

Where is Aquarium Bay : googlemaps


BITEZ TRAVEL GUIDE 3
Sarnıç Beach Club is one of the best beach clubs in the region.

BITEZ BEACH CLUBS

We’ve already pointed out that most of the restaurants on Bitez beach are similar to beach clubs, offering complimentary sun loungers for customers who order food or drinks.

However, if you’re in search of a top-notch beach club, consider visiting Sarnıç Beach near the Bitez coast. This longstanding establishment is known as one of the finest in the area. With exclusive sunbathing spots, a restaurant, and a bar, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic day. While the beach may not have sandy shores, the crystal-clear sea and spacious pier will provide you with a memorable experience. 

Buddha Bar & Beach Bodrum, situated in Caresse a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is another beach club in close proximity to Bitez beach. This exclusive beach club offers a remarkable experience with its beautiful sandy beach, a Far Eastern restaurant, and the renowned Greek restaurant Barbarossa. Although the entrance fee is quite high, it guarantees a luxurious and unforgettable time.

Check out our Bodrum Beach Club Recommendations article for help in selecting a beach club. We also cover entrance fees and spending limits in this article.


Bitez Tekne Turu
Be sure to crown your Bodrum holiday with a daily boat trip.

WHAT TO DO IN BITEZ?

If you continue towards the end of Bitez beach on the left, you will come across a water sports center where you can enjoy exciting activities like Water Skiing, Banana Boating, and Jet Skiing. Additionally, just a few hundred meters away, there is a windsurf center that has recently been affiliated with the Ministry of Sports. This center offers opportunities for both professionals and amateurs to indulge in windsurfing.

In addition to windsurfing, you have the opportunity to try kitesurfing as well. The center provides rental equipment for experienced individuals and offers training sessions for beginners or anyone interested in learning.

Apart from enjoying the vibrant entertainment scene in Bitez, there is one activity that you simply cannot miss – the daily boat trip!

BITEZ BOAT TRIP

If you’re staying at a hotel in Bitez, there’s no need to go all the way to Bodrum center for a daily boat trip. Simply head towards the end of Bitez beach and you’ll find Bitez Port on your left. You’ll be pleased to know that there are around 10-15 daily boat tours available from this port.

You’ll find numerous stands along the Bitez coast where you can gather information and book your spot for the daily boat trip.

Make sure to check out our Bodrum Daily Boat Trip Guide article before embarking on your daily boat trip in Bodrum. Inside, you’ll discover a wealth of information including do’s and don’ts, food recommendations, and the stunning bays you’ll get to explore during your trip.

If you’re unsure about which bays to explore, check out our guide on the Most Stunning Bodrum Bays for some helpful tips!


Pozzo Bitez
We recommend you to visit Pozzo Bitez, located in Bitez inner village.
Paftam Bodrum
Pafta’m Bodrum is a new store, but it will make a name for itself in Bodrum in a short time.

WHERE TO BUY GIFTS IN BITEZ?

Check out the Bitez ‘Inner village’ for a special Bodrum gift that you won’t find in the typical small gift shops along the coast.

POZZO BITEZ

Pozzo Bitez is a very stylish store in the village. You’ll find yourself captivated by the stunning artwork,, sculptures and handmade, natural-looking jewelry.

Apart from beautiful paintings and sculptures, there are also handcrafted jewelry and ceramic products available, including a variety of jewelry, bags, ceramic plates, mugs, and vases.

Moreover, there’s no need to be concerned about transporting the paintings you adore to your city or country of residence. At Pozzo Bitez, they take great care in packaging your paintings and other items. If you wish to explore their range of products prior to visiting Pozzo Bitez, you can browse through their Instagram page.

In addition to Pozzo Bitez, there are several other stores in the village where you can find clothing, antiques, and souvenirs. Make sure you don’t overlook these stores when looking for gifts.

PAFTA’M BODRUM

The Pafta’m Bodrum is a must-visit store that should not be missed. Situated in the heart of the village, this small boutique offers a wide range of high-quality products that surpass the typical souvenir shop standards. Despite its size, you will be impressed by the variety and design of the items available.

Check out the unique selection at Pafta’m Bodrum! From handmade ceramics to linen clothes, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on these one-of-a-kind items!

The majority of the items showcased at Pafta’m Bodrum are exclusive designs created by talented young designers across Turkey, making them exclusive to this store. From handmade ceramics and porcelain mugs to table organizers, lighting fixtures, linen clothing, scarves, and jewelry pieces like necklaces, bracelets, and rings, there is a wide array of unique products to choose from.

Furthermore, handmade cloth bags and naturally dyed t-shirts, along with paintings and sculptures that can transform the ambiance of your home, as well as portable cloth sun loungers, are also included in the selection of products that may interest you. .

We absolutely love the t-shirts, crop tops, and scarves made of raw linen with natural dyes at Pafta’m Bodrum – make sure to check them out!

We were also impressed by the the modern and simple style of the paintings. If you’re looking to give your home a contemporary touch, we’re confident that you’ll adore these artworks and proudly display them on your walls. Whether it’s for your child’s room, kitchen, or living room, you can discover trendy paintings at Pafta’m Bodrum.

Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that Pafta’m Bodrum, which also operates a website, offers the option to make purchases directly through their online platform. We highly suggest following their Instagram accounts as well, as they promptly share updates on the latest products available in-store.

The store, which operates during both summer and winter, is closed on Mondays to allow the owners to enjoy Bodrum. Opening at 10:30 in the morning, the store remains open until 19:00 in the evening. During the summer season, the opening hours are slightly later, around noon, and the closing hours are extended until 23:00 in the evening.

Lastly, make sure to make a stop at the Bitez Public Market. It’s a great place to find affordable souvenirs, including clothing, home textiles, and handcrafted jewelry. 

Additionally, we recommend checking out our article on Where to Buy Gifts and What to Buy in Bodrum for more shopping inspiration.


Bitez Halk Pazarı
We recommend all local and foreign holidaymakers to visit the Bitez Public Market.

BITEZ PUBLIC MARKET

If you continue walking for a few kilometers from the Bitez junction, you’ll come across the Bitez Courthouse building on your left. Right across the street from the Courthouse, you’ll find the Bitez Public Market. This modern covered market is held on Thursdays and is definitely worth a visit. You’ll find a variety of stalls selling fruits, vegetables, clothing, textiles, and souvenirs.

We are confident that you can allocate an hour of your vacation to explore this well-organized place, even though it may not cover as vast an area as Yalıkavak and Turgutreis public markets.

In addition to the fruit and vegetable stalls, there are other stalls that are sure to catch the eye of tourists. Handcrafted items by local women, such as knitted bags, hats, and jewelry, offer great value for those looking to purchase souvenirs from Bodrum.

At the Bitez Publik market, you will find several spacious clothing stalls offering a delightful selection of local garments that we believe will captivate our female readers. Treat yourself to some fabulous dresses, shorts, and pareos at incredibly affordable prices.

You will also come across several expansive sections dedicated to selling home textile items. We are confident that you will adore items like tablecloths, sofa covers, and towels adorned with Bodrum colors and patterns. It’s worth noting that visiting early in the morning will allow you to avoid the crowds.

The Bitez Public Market also features a stand where you can purchase breakfast items. Known for its selection of snack foods like Gozleme, Pastry, Baklava, and Dolma, this stand is a favorite among visitors.

Adjacent to it, the booth showcasing breakfast items like Bodrum’s exclusive cheese and olives will surely catch your eye. Despite the challenge of preserving them in the scorching Bodrum heat, we highly advise you to indulge in their flavors.

Additionally, it is worth mentioning that a Flea Market takes place in this vicinity every Sunday, offering a variety of second-hand clothing and vintage items for sale.

Where is Bitez Public Market : googlemaps


We tried to describe Bitez, one of the most popular neighborhoods of Bodrum, in detail and we hope we were successful We update our Bitez travel guide article every year, just like all our other travel guide articles and will try to keep this article updated with your feedback and suggestions. Please take a moment to share your experiences with us – we would greatly appreciate it.

Also, if you haven’t read our Bodrum Travel Guide article yet, we think you will enjoy reading it.

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Explore Bodrum to your heart’s desire, enjoy the sea, the sun, the restaurants, and have a fantastic vacation!

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