Bitez, the rather chilled village with a rhythmic, laid-back beachfront, sets itself apart from the throbbing party town of Gumbet, just next door. A welcoming, cool vibe exists here that is a bit bohemian in nature. Somewhat smaller, and therefore more doable, than some of the other harborfronts, Bitez beach will entice you to oil up, put your sunglasses on, (or seek out one of the many shady venues there) and leisurely let the day unfold. Perfect for those couples with split interests--plenty of wifi and shady, well-serviced watering holes, while only steps are away many comfortable sunbeds and all with ever-so-relaxing tunes spilling out over the air.



Bitez is unique and differs in character and appearance from all other resorts on the Bodrum peninsula. It portrays a comforting atmosphere of tranquility and calm, backed up by the beautiful sandy beach which is shaped in a half moon. The mountains backing the resort of Bitez village are covered with ripe olive and citrus trees producing tasty fruit at the end of summer. Don’t go to Bitez if you are looking for crowds and a fast paced lifestyle.

Bitez village is about sitting back and enjoying the Turkish way of living.

Where is Bitez and how to get there?

Bitez is located 9km south west from Bodrum town. From Bodrum airport, the distance is 32km and the transfer time approximately one hour. There are direct mini buses from Bodrum town to Bitez which depart roughly every 30 minutes.


Choose from the small family run hotels to the large all inclusive luxury resorts. Bitez is aimed at the upmarket clientele so you will find service and facilities are of top quality. To compare hotel rates from various agents, take a look at our hotel booking system to get the best deals and rates. 

Things to Do 

  • Practice your bartering skills at the local market on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Bitez village is well known for water sports, especially windsurfing so take some beginners lessons. 
  • Visit the majestic 17th century Mustafa Pasa tower located in nearby Ortakent.
  • Hire one of the small boats and spend the day fishing or exploring surrounding coves. 
  • Jump on the local bus and explore the cobbled streets, museum and castle of nearby Bodrum town
  • Complete the shopping spree of your life in Bodrum town, known for its cosmopolitan and Mediterranean vibes.


The best weather conditions in Bitez village occur during the months of May to October. These temperatures are ideal for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The months of November to December are still warm enough for exploring, however be prepared for extensive rainfall from January to March.

Eating Out and Nightlife 

There is an ample variety of professional restaurants serving different and tasty cuisines so it will be no problem to find an establishment that serves food you like. Nightlife is rather quiet and focused upon lazy evenings. Visit the nearby resorts of Gumbet or Bodrum town, if you are looking for an active nightlife that will keep you partying till dawn.


Due to the close proximately of Bitez village to the Greek islands, there are some areas that are restricted from foreign property buyers.  The type of property is also focused on villas and high end luxury which keeps in line with the look that Bitez is so keen to maintain. Take a look at our comprehensive list of estate agents for property sales and rentals.

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