Lakeside Garden resort Boğaziçi near Bodrum, Turkey

Let Lakeside Gardens Resort be a sanctuary for you as the area has been since ancient times for kings and Flamingos alike! Retreat into the Lakeside lifestyle knowing that it has all this to offer you, and more...

Tuzla Lake and Region: Tuzla Lake and its extensive wetlands lie at the end of a deep inlet from the Gulf of Güllük and Mandalya Bay. The site is unique as it is where the Lake unites with the sea. Embraced by rolling mountains covered with a rich combination of wild shrubs, Olive groves, Pine and Tamarisk trees, this is perhaps one of the most beautiful locations in Turkey. Ancient remains can be seen emerging from the still calm of the lake under a sky that, whenever you look up, seems to be the most spectacular yet.

Bogaziçi Village: The fishing village of Bogaziçi nestles on the shores of Mandalya Bay. The village holds an important place in history as the site of the ancient city of Bargilia. Today, a few fish restaurants fringe the seafront offering the days fresh catch and other Aegean specialities. Original old stone houses line the road and testify to Turkey's traditional village life.

Bird Heaven: Tuzla Lake has been a nature reserve under international protection since 1994. A huge variety of birds take sanctuary here in the rich wetlands. Greater Flamingos flock to the area by the thousand and you can also see the largest population of White Storks in the region. Pelicans are also frequent visitors. Among other species you can spot the Heron, Mallard, Water Chicken, Grey and Hungarian Duck and Swallow. Butterflies also breed here and the Two-tailed Pascha is an unforgettable find. For nature lovers and bird watchers alike, Tuzla is paradise.

The Royal Heights Beach, Restaurant and Cafe-bar is just 700m from away from Lakeside Gardens. The bay looks out across the Gulf of Güllük and can be reached by cable car or on foot. You can take part in the water sports facilities, swim in the turquoise bay and soak up the fantastic sea view from the beach-front restaurant or cafe-bar knowing that this is a part of your home.

The Vita Park Golf Course has received huge media interest and promises to be one of the top golf locations in the world. The project has one 18-hole and two 8-hole Golf courses in this privilaged place overlooking the spectacular lake and mountains.

Milas: Milas (ancient Mylasa) hosts miles of blue coastline, and numerous sites of ancient civilization (dating back to 3000 B.C) to explore. Milas is also known for its fine carpets. This age-old tradition still thrives and the weavers can be seen at work in the town today. The 'Milas Houses' are also well worth a visit: the beautiful carvings and latticed windows have been restored to their former glory.

Bodrum is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, the location of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (built after 353 BCE) - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, the ancient monument was destroyed by earthquakes in the Middle Ages - some of the remnants can be seen in London's British Museum.
Bodrum is a fascinating place as it has a pleasing contrast between the Ancient city - where there are discernable fragments everywhere in the town -and a playground for rich Turks and an array of foreign visitors. It is one of the centres of the Turkish Tourist industry and is the market town for the Bodrum Peninsula which consists of a number of towns and villages nestling on the edge of the Coast.

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