after a famous Ottoman Admiral Turgut who was born here ( known
in the west as 'Dragut' ), Turgutreis today is the centre of
commerce on the western side of the peninsula. Captain Turgut is
known by his successful participation in the Ottoman siege of
Malta in 1565. His tomb is in Tripoli, Libya. A few kilometres
outside the town, a waterfront memorial marks the point where he
first set sail.
It is the second biggest town only 20 kilometres from Bodrum.
The town has a beach of 2,5 kilometres with many hotels,
pansions, holiday villages and timeshare villas.