Judge's Fortress") is a small,
simple and pleasant seaside resort
on the Bodrum Peninsula just north
of Turgutreis (map).
Despite its somewhat ominous name, Kadıkalesi is
a surprisingly cheerful little village
much akin to the sort of village one
found all over the Bodrum Peninsula
Most all of the other
villages have become towns (if not
cities), but Kadıkalesi retains its
small-village ambience, with a wysteria-bedecked
mosque, old eucalyptus trees, short
main street leading to the beach, a
few shops, café-bars and restaurants.
Speaking of the beach, it
is narrow, and of fine sand and/or
gravel, but a wooden swimming dock
in the town center provides more room.
Windsurfing is available in the town.
Just inland from the beach, several
small terraces and plazas are set with
restaurant tables for sunny summer
sitting and sipping, or evening meals
in the open air.
On the outskirts of the town is the other
face of Kadıkalesi: the 5-star, 261-room Kadıkale Resort, with five swimming pools and all other facilities.
—by Tom Brosnahan