Torba, very modern village in the administrative area of the Bodrum Municipality, is a notable but small tourist resort. It has pebbly and sandy beaches, several modern hotels and hillsides richly scented with herbs growing in the wild. There are many reminders of the past well worth seeing. A superbly preserved round structure was built by the Lelegians more than 2500 years ago, it is probably a tomb and crowns a high hill overlooking the village while the ruins of a byzantine monastery stand on the east side of the bay. Due to its proximity to Bodrum, Torba is a popular lunch and swimming spot.
It is also the terminus for ferry services between the Didyma and Bodrum peninsula where day excursions can be made to the famed The Temple of Apollo. The ferry is also a convenient means to visit the impressive sites of ancient Priene and Miletos. Frequent minibuses make these trips and day visits convenient and inviting.