Named for a famous Ottoman admiral, Turgutreis is the largest town on the westernmost shore of the Bodrum Peninsula (map). As such, it has all the services you might desire, including large stores small shops, restaurants, cafés, hairdressers and medical services.
A HUGE marina provides for the needs of yachters.
What I find surprising about Turgutreis is that, despite its size, its waterfront park and promenade, centered on Atatürk Meydanı (with the requisite statue of Kemal Atatürk) is quite pleasant.
Turgutreis also has beaches, including pleasant, sandy Sunset Beach (Güneşbatışı Plajı) just north of the promenade and the stone wharf used by the fishermen’s cooperative.
Turgutreis has a selection of hotels:
In the days before tourism, Turgutreis was namedKaratoprak (“Black Earth”).
—by Tom Brosnahan