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Nestled on the north of the Bodrum
peninsula, the beautiful and scenic resort of Torba is blanketed by the scents of the pine forests that form its backdrop. The heart of the town is situated on a waterfront fringed with restaurants and cafés that serve up delicious local dishes, including the mouth-watering Turkish meze platters. In fact, the Torba waterfront would be an ideal place to spend your afternoon, watching the world go by.
The narrow sand and shingle beach that Torba boasts gives holidaymakers an idyllic place to chill out and unwind, and while it may be a small, upmarket resort with just a few whitewashed buildings dotted across the landscapes, if you do want something a little more up-tempo, Bodrum is only a dolmus ride away.
This vibrant town on the south east of Turkey is a far-cry away from the sleepy streets of Torba. With fantastic shopping and nightlife opportunities, Bodrum offers you the chance to step away from the relatively low-key vibe that Torba offers. Its castle is a must-see, while the market that can be found in its streets every Tuesday is unmissable if you have an eye for a bargain!
Didyma, Miletus & Priene
Perfectly doable in a day, the ancient ruins of Didyma, Miletus & Priene will provide some perfect photographic opportunities for history buffs. From ruined temples and amphitheatres to the giant Medusa head that's been carved out of marble and found in Didyma, there are some top notch Greek ruins within day-tripping distance from Torba.
Head a few hours away and you will find the prolific site of Ephesus. This incredibly ancient city is a must-see for anyone who loves to delve a little deeper into local history and culture. Once renowned throughout the classical world, much of Ephesus still stands proudly. It's home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World ' the Temple of Artemis ' among many other breathtaking archaeological sites.
Eat Traditional Turkish Grub
Torba and its surrounding area offer up a great mix of eateries to suit every palate and budget. The food is always excellent, while the menus give you the chance to try foods you may not have sampled before. Don't come all this way tostick to what you know - try something different! Meze and grilled fish specials are delicious, and a traditional kebab is a must!
Watersports on Torba Beach
The calm waters that wash up on the Torba shores are perfect for a whole range of watersports ' you name it, there's bound to be something to suit, from windsurfing to jetskiing. Diving is also popular, with great chances to see turtles, dolphins and octopuses.
Make a Splash at Dedeman Aquapark
Whether it's the kamikaze slides and black hole flumes you're after, or you'd just prefer to just chill out in the giant whirlpool, Dedeman Aquapark is an ideal way to while a day away with the family. Free shuttle services operate from Bodrum every day so that you can be having a splashing good time in no time at all.
Relaxed, laidback and perfect for a chilled out break next to the calm seas, Torba is a quaint Turkish resort that's not too far from Bodrum if you do want to spend a few days somewhere a little more vibrant.
Vibrant, colourful and lively, Bodrum has something for everyone. Whether it's exploring the castle that sits majestically in the bay or shopping for trinkets in the markets and boutique stores that appeals to you, you can occupy your time with no problem at all in this cosmopolitan resort.
Take the plunge and book one of the affordable Torba package holidays from Direct Holidays and you will understand where the delight in Turkish delight comes from!