Torba, Bodrum

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Torba is a sea-side village near Bodrum in the Mugla Province, Turkey.

Torba is located approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) northeast of the resort town, Bodrum. The hillsides are clad in olive groves and pine forests. The shoreline is dotted with cafes and open-air restaurants, specializing in catch-of-the-day seafood, lamb kebabs and traditional mezes (Turkish tapas). Despite some recent upmarket developments, the village has retained a relaxed, rural ambience. Because of its close proximity to Bodrum town, Torba is popular with day-trippers who come for a swim, a stroll along the idyllic shoreline or a candle-lit dinner on the beach. Hotels and all-inclusive resorts are there as well.

Entrance to a villa in Torba Typical Torba villa.JPG
Entrance to a villa in Torba
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Torba Bay
Torba's marina Torba marina.JPG
Torba's marina
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Village street
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Entrance to another Torba villa
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Torba village view
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Torba Bay at dusk

Some of the fish in Torba Bay include sea bass and gilt-head bream. Other marine life include sea turtles, dolphins or the rare Mediterranean monk seal.

Coordinates: 37°05′N27°28′E / 37.083°N 27.467°E / 37.083; 27.467

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