Stroll In Ancient Footsteps With This New Three Day Break from Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay
Think of Bodrum now and thoughts of jet set yachts, fast cars and champagne lunches come to mind. Yet this ancient city is an area which gave birth to Western Culture and even houses one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In celebration of its fascinating culture and heritage, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is launching the new ‘Beautiful Bodrum Break’ that highlights the best of what this stunning part of Turkey has to offer including an exciting gastronomic journey and personal encounters with quirky local artists, all whilst staying at one of the most glamorous spots in town.
Each moment of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay’s ‘Beautiful Bodrum Break’ will be a feast for all the senses that starts with the arrival at this sophisticated hotel, with stunning views of the Aegean Peninsula that can be enjoyed with a relaxing drink at one of the hotel’s eleven dining options.
Gastronomic Delights Await On Day 1….
The Executive Chef of Kempinski Barbaros Bay will lead guests on a mystery tour of this Aegean region famed for its rich collection of herbs, vegetables, olive oil and endemic plants, all of which will be tried on the first day. After a typical village breakfast of olives, herbs, cheese, eggs and delicious fresh bread, the Chef will take guests to visit the local street markets that showcase produce from the local area. The day continues with lunch at Etrim, an authentic village, home to the age long Turkish traditional nomadic carpets. Guests can become a looming pro as locals show them the tricks of the trade!
The foodie filled day finishes with a delightful visit to an artisanal farm in nearby Selia, which produces its own wine, goats cheese, olive, jams and bread only using traditional methods. A sommelier will accompany guests during the tour while offering them a glass of the region’s finest wine. A perfect finish to a relaxed day eating delicious food and sharing fascinating stories with the locals.
Channel the Inner Picasso on Day 2’s Art Day….
After another delicious breakfast at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, guests will be taken to a local artist to the nearby art village, Dibeklihan, famed for its many artists and different forms of art from painting to glass. Guests will have the chance to try out the different art forms and visit a wide array of interesting sights whether it be the ethnography museum or charming stone houses.
After a long lunch with wine, guests might be tempted by a traditional hammam treatment in Kempinski Barbaros Bay’s beautifully designed and spacious spa.
Day 3 for the Culture Vulture…
Take a breathtaking journey along the incredible coast and go back in time to learn about the many civilisations that lived in Bodrum, mythological heroes that have conquered the land and visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This is also a perfect day to relax at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in the afternoon, whether it be for a siesta on the famous Silent Beach or enjoying a cocktail on the Sublime Sundeck.
The Beautiful Bodrum Break by Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay offers guests the ideal opportunity to travel to one of the most beautiful spots in Turkey at any time of the year for an unforgettable few days filled with Turkish Delights.
The Beautiful Bodrum Break start from 890€ (approx. £750) based on two people sharing and includes 3 nights B&B accommodation, airport transfers and professional guides on each of the three days plus much more. Nightly rates at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay start from 190€ per room, per night including breakfast, based on two sharing. To book contact Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay +90 252 3110303 or www.kempinski.com/bodrum
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