The town of Ortakent, meaning "middle town," lies in the center of the Bodrum peninsula on the main Turgutreis-Bodrum road. It is ideally located as a central base from which to explore the region.
The beach is long and wide, with cool sea breezes, which provide relief from the intense summer heat.
Between the beach and the village lies a green, fertile valley with fig, olive and mandarin trees. Also residing here are the market gardens, typical of the agricultural affinity of this area.
When passing through the village, it is worth making a short detour to see the seventeenth century "Mustafa Pasha Tower," built for defensive purposes, and one of the best surviving examples of this type of structure.