The pretty village of Torba lies on the northern tip of the Bodrum Peninsula. Here, woodland-covered hills slope down into the sea, forming the backdrop of this scenic bay and popular holiday spot. White-washed houses and restaurants add to the picture-postcard scene that makes Torba so special.Swimming and sunbathing on the beach are popular activities here, but in addition to the sun, sand and sea, Torba provides a beguiling landscape. It's well worth exploring the area, as you'll discover incredible ruins, including the remains of a Byzantine monastery, and some ancient Legelian tombs. While it's easy to think Torba is all about quaint living and historic preservation, this is still a holiday hotspot, and there are many modern hotels which offer a touch of plush living. Here, the contemporary conveniences of Turkey in a developed holiday resort fit surprisingly nicely into Torba's quaint, natural setting.