Called the land of eternal blue, due to its glittering turquoise bays along the Mediterranean Sea, Bodrum is famous for its beaches, lively night life but perhaps more importantly its rich heritage. Formally known as Halicarnassus, Bodrum was home of Herodotus a contemporary of Socrates, known as “The Father of History”. It is also famed for Mausoleum at Halicarnassus which was one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. Due to a series of earthquakes the Mausoleum itself no longer stands but the stones were taken by the Knights of St John in 1494 to build Bodrum Castle which still stands. Also still standing is the ancient theater which overlooks Bodrum's beautiful harbor and is still used as a top venue today
Bodrum is perfect for sailing holidays, three of the most prestigious marinas in the Mediterranean can be found here. There are several blue flag beaches so it is a perfect summer sun holidays destination. Gourmet restaurants provide appetizing and varied menus from the traditional Turkish dishes to world cuisines but its the Mediterranean fish and seafood dishes that should be savored when visiting Bodrum as it is always fresh caught and cooked to perfection.
Bodrum offers a varied range of holiday types for young and old, the rich and those with a more modest budget. For beach holidays and family holidays there are several resort destinations in the area (including Bodrum, Gumbet, Konacik, Bitez) offering an unforgettable beach holiday experience along the dazzling peninsular. For the seaworthy, there are Gulet cruises, traditional wooden motorsailers, built in the same way for thousands of years but now fully fitted with modern amenities for your comfort and convenience. These boats can take up to 6 guests and has a small crew including a captain and chef that look after you while you cruise around the area's spectacular bays absorbing a little history, culture, sea and sun. Diving holidays are a must here in Bodrum. Divers can enjoy a rich and colourful underwater world brimming with sea life and ancient shipwrecks. Art lovers will enjoy the many art galleries exhibiting sculpture & paintings, and Bodrum's Medieval Castle and Ancient Theatre offer a host of open-air performances both Traditional Turkish as well as international concerts and ballets. These magnificent venues stage the most atmospheric and spectacular performances that will leave you full of unforgettable memories.
Bodrum, Turgutreis, Torba, Gumbet, Bitez, Konacik, Yalikavak, Turkbuku
Main Tourist Attractions:
Bodrum Castle and habour, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Bodrum Maritime Museum, Myndos Gate, Bodrum Amphi Theatre.
Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV)
Bodrum, Turgutreis, Torba, Gumbet, Bitez, Konacik, Yalikavak, Turkbuku these are all approximately 45mins from Bodum Milas Airport.