Until very recently, Bodrum was not an easy place to access by land. Several hours had to be spent on the road from Izmir or Dalaman before we eventually got our own international airport. One of the joys of the trek to Bodrum was finally getting to Güvercinlik and being able to see this beautiful blue sea and knowing that there were only 20 or so minutes left before the road would head downhill and the magnificent castle would come into view. It was a trip I never tired of as the deep blues and vibrant turquoise would lift even the heaviest heart.
The sea is still just as blue but I wonder how many generations will enjoy the same excitement as they drive out of Güvercinlik. The first 2 kms is already blighted by an ugly hotel construction that is several stories higher than legally allowed and has been a concrete shell for the past two years.
or densely planted conifers.
The entrances of these same hotels suggest that they are places where appreciation of nature is not high on the agenda...
So I shouldn't really be surprised that just after the sign telling us that we are about to catch sight of Bodrum (a sign which in my opinion is also an unnecessary detraction from the view) ....
this construction has just sprung up. I assume it will soon have walls to completely block the view.
There are many examples of "golden goose extermination" on this peninsula but this has to be one of the best/worst.