Holidays in Mazi are all about chilling out away from the tourist crowds

Relax in this quiet haven off the beaten track

A tiny seaside settlement approached through scented pinewoods near Bodrum, it’s little more than a cluster of stone cottages sprinkled around a gorgeous, crescent-shaped cove.

The newly built jetty is a hive of activity with jeep safari and boats tours coming and going. In the mornings, fishermen return to the beach after the night’s fishing and around 10 am you can choose from barbun (red mullet), akya (leer fish), sokkan (sea bream), and many more choice of fresh fish. Mazi village on Gokova shores was built on higher grounds so as to not to be seen by pirates and thus avoid their attacks.

Currency: Euro

Language: Turkish

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Islam

The newly built jetty is a hive of activity

The main income of the village is carpet making. In all houses you can see a workbench at which sits a girl rapidly and enthusiastically weaving the Milas style carpets in colours of cream, brown and yellow. This little patch of paradise is perfect for unwinding in the sun and swimming in the crystal clear waters. All around, you’ll find sleepy villages plus some lovely secluded beaches within a few kilometres. Book a last minute holidays to Mazi at