In BodrumTop vacation spot in Turkey. Something for everyone.
Bodrum located in the Turkey's southwest coast on the Aegean region is an attraction point of many people for different type of vacations. Beautiful beaches, comfortable hotels, historical sites and a very lively nightlife. You can stay or visit the city center but neighbour towns also have the character of their own. Gumusluk, as an example, a quite, small village where you can eat fish just next to the sea with a view of Tavsan Island. Just 15 minutes drive from Bodrum. Or you can visit Yalikavak Marina for great and luxury shopping. Want to swim? Visit Gundogan village, 1/2 hour drive. The variety of options will let you have a great vacation, without finding time to get bored.
From authentic local shops to modern shopping malls, there is a variety of souveniers for everyone. Do not forget to visit traditional vegetable open bazaar which is on Tuesdays. On Fridays you can find clothes and souveniers at the same place.
Bodrum provides a nightlife for every taste. If you like to have a quite, romantic dinner, a variety of restaurants available from luxury to low budget. Are you interested in dancing? Outdoor clubs, rock bars, upmarket sophisticated clubs can be found all over the peninsula.
Bodrum peninsula is surrounded by beaches that you cannot complete to visit all in a 15-days vacation.
Historical Sites & Museums
Old Greek and Roman ruins are just the top of the iceberg. History is in all the alleys of Bodrum. Some examples are:
The ancient Bodrum Amphitheatre is close to the city center. The theatre is assembled back in the 4th century BC.
Bodrum is famous for being the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The ruin of the famous Tomb of Mausolus or Mausoleum is open to the public, but there isn’t much left. Still, it is worth a visit just to imagine the enormity and its past grandeur so many centuries ago.
The Bodrum Castle
The 15th century castle located in the middle of the town which was build by the Knights of St. John of Rhodes.
Museum of Underwater Archeology
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is the biggest museum of its kind devoted to underwater archaeology with a wide variety collection of amphoras, ancient glass, bronze, clay, and iron items. Most of its collection dates from underwater excavations carried out by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) after 1960.