Located on the Turkish coast, the city of Bodrum offers a comprehensive tourist experience, expertly blending the commercial, the cultural and the unique. Whether you’re a keen historian, intrepid explorer, or a shopaholic, Bodrum has something for everybody.
Bodrum Castle of The Knights of St. John
This incredibly preserved medieval castle is also the fantastic Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Find yourself living the history of ancient mariners.
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Maybe some of the oldest ruins you ever get to see, this tomb was built around 350 BC by the famous ancient Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene.
Bitez Beach and bay is known as an ideal location for water sports, because of it’s calm and shallow waters. It attracts beginner windsurfers in the morning, and in popular with intermediate and advanced windsurfers in the afternoon when the off-shore winds pick up.
Camel Beach & Kargi Bay
One of the nicest beach areas you will find in Bodrum, the Camel Beach and Kargi Bay area is a favourite hotspot amongst tourists and those living in Bodrum alike – a perfect getaway for the day with the whole family.
Famous for its healing mineral springs. The water comes out of a cave and the mud from the cave is said to be good for skin condition, Black Island is six kilometres off the coast of Bodrum and a popular destination for daily or night stopover stays by Touring Boats.
Named after the Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis, this municipality in the Bodrum peninsula is a quiter one compared to Bodrum city. About 25 kms from Bodrum and has a good stretch of clean beach which is less congested than Bodrum. Few nice restaurants and bars beside the main square near the small marina and beachfront. There’s also the popular Saturday flea market.
4×4 Jeep Tour of the Bodrum Peninsula from Bodrum
Delve deep into the countryside of the Bodrum Peninsula on a full-day tour by jeep! As a local guide drives the open-top 4×4 vehicle, sit back and enjoy the scenery, discovering shaded forests, sun-blessed bays and craggy mountains.
The remains of the Myndos Gate (Myndos Kapısı) are newly restored. This is the only surviving gate in what were originally 7km-long walls probably built by King Mausolus in the 4th century BC. In front of the twin-towered gate are the remains of a moat in which many of Alexander the Great’s soldiers drowned in 334 BC.
Excursion boats moored in both bays offer day trips around the peninsula’s beaches and bays, including five or so stops and lunch. Karaada (Black Island), with hot-spring waters gushing from a cave, is a popular destination where you can swim and loll in supposedly healthful orange mud.
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
An adjoining feature of the Castle of Bodrum, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology is a fascinating and unique attraction for this coastal region. Naturally, in a country as historically rich as Turkey, archaeological exploration is fruitful both on land and sea. This is your opportunity to see some of the many preserved relics that have been uncovered from beneath the waves and evoking a beautiful and noble civilization, lost to the past.
The Palmarina is Bodrum’s newly renovated marina that we definitely recommend you visit! Take a leisurely stroll beneath palm trees, be lulled by the to and fro of the tide, admire the yachts docked by the pier and immerse yourself in the unique night life that port-side towns enjoy! The marina consists of shops selling anything from clothing to souvenirs, cafes, restaurants and bars. End the perfect day with the perfect night at Palmarina.
This is known for being one of the most beautiful spots in all of Bodrum. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in a hotel in the area, you can enjoy the stunning views of the cove, the beaches, the palm trees and the many tourist amenities and man-made features in the area. Whether you’re seeking a luxurious day by the sea or a high-paced day of retail therapy, you can create your dream vacation right here!
The Bodrum Amphitheatre is an extraordinary spectacle. See ancient history brought to life at your feet as your traverse a monument build thousands of years ago! Climb, sit and bask on the sun-bleached stones and marvel at the unique chance that you have to access the most organic interaction with the past of your life! Additionally, the top of the amphitheatre offers incredible views of the rest of Bodrum and so past and present will collide in a way it only could in Turkey.
Of the many beaches in Bodrum, Yahsi Beach is one of the best. Sprawl across a sun lounger, drink in hand, and allow yourself to be entranced by the pristine golden sands, the clear and shallow waters, and the soft summer breezes. The beach is also within close proximity to many food establishments so that everything you need for a relaxing day, is just a stones throw away! You needn’t lift a finger unlit sunset!
Sail the Turkish Riviera
Bodrum is a major hub of the Turkish Rivieraand the location where it all started as depicted in the story of the fisherman of Halicarnassus. A cabin or private charter of a traditional Turkish gulet boat will take you to explore hidden coves, bays, islands and small coastal resorts where the rural side of Turkey still exists.