Let’s make one thing clear from the start:
This is not the kind of secret you want to let friends in on unless they are the type to really appreciate it. In our view, Kargıcak is the most beautiful bay on this list. A small, undeveloped village which has only relatively recently become accessible by road. If you have rented so wheels for the trip, however, don’t breath a sigh of relief yet – as you’ll have to brace yourself for over 2 km of rather bumpy, winding road. But the pay-off is more than worth it.
The waters are a little murky due to the boat tours that used to take off from the harbor. The sudden arrival of tourists to this tiny community – not to mention the build-up of trash it resulted it – apparently led to some tense confrontations with tour operators. In the end, the police intervened and decided to solve the issue by barring the tour boats from ever returning to Kargıcak.
The effects of this ruling have been nothing short of magnificent. The village has since regained the simple charm and character of earlier times. This is not to say many people aren’t aware of its existence. But given its distance from Bodrum across Andhallenging road conditions, it is certainly only visited by those few most dedicated to its spirit.