The town of Ortakent, located on the Bodrum Peninsula, is half way between Bodrum and Turgutreis; it consists of two parts: the inner business district and the beach area; they are located a couple of kilometers from each other. This is typical of many towns of the peninsula. "Ortakent" is translated as "a middle city", and it really is the central business district on the Bodrum Peninsula.
Ortakent is easily accessible by car and public transport.
The city is famous for its citrus orchards and unspoilt beaches which are awarded "Blue Flag" international award. Ortakent beaches Yakhsi and Yali offer beautiful views of the Aegean Sea. It is them that the lovers of surfing usually prefer.
The most popular attractions are Turkish baths of "Hamam Rashid", "Ada Ev” – the only one room hotel in Turkey, as well as historic ruins and a golf club. Also worth visiting is the weekly town bazaar, which takes place on Wednesdays. It demonstrates the full flavor of the local life.
Real property in Ortakent is purchased by Turkish and foreign investors. It is ideal both for vacationing and for permanent residence. The bulk of residential buildings are villas or houses with gardens. There are also apartments styled under villas.