BODRUM TRAVEL GUIDE AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR 2018

One of the seven wonders of the ancient world is in Bodrum, "the land of eternal blue"...






Bodrum

Formerly known as Halicarnassus, Bodrum is home to the tomb of the Carian King Mausolus, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and is the birthplace of the famous historian Herodotus.

Bodrum Castle

Bodrum is a village on the Aegean coast of Turkey. The place is well known among travellers worldwide.

The ancient city of Halikarnassus is located in Bodrum where the well known Mausoleum of Halikarnassus is located.

The mausoleum was built after 353 BCE and is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Due to unforeseen circumstance however, the ancient monument was destroyed by a powerful earthquakes during the Middle Ages.

There is however some of the remnants which can be seen in London's British Museum.

Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum is an enchanting holiday resort that boasts the Castle of the Knights of Rhodes, home nowadays to the world famous Museum of Underwater Archaelogy.

Bodrum is also home to typical Mediterranean architecture, bright white "sugar-cube" houses, narrow streets as "the land of eternal blue", has a bohemian atmosphere, a lively nightlife, charming panoramas, lots of surprises and plenty of holiday pursuits and offers an exciting vacation for all.

Bodrum has quickly become, after Istanbul and Antalya, a new congress and incentive travel destination due to these riches and to its other advantage; proximity to the local airport, direct flight connections to major cities and a temperate climate.

Transport

  • By Road : There are direct bus services to all major cities

  • By Air : The Bodrum-Milas Airport is situated 30 km from the city centre. The International Mugla Dalaman Airport is 200 km from Bodrum.

  • By Sea : Cruise liners from all European ports can be found in the harbour. There are ferry boats from the Greek Islands of Kos and Rhodes. Also there are sea connections with Datca (Knidos), Didim and Dalyan.

    Bodrum Harbour

    Climate

    Winters are mild and rainy, summers hot and dry. Even in summer the "Meltem" sea breeze takes the edge off the heat. The average temperature is 19 degrees Celsius, the coldest months are January-February (average temperature 6 degrees Celsius) and the hottest months are July - August (average temperature 24.3 degrees Celsius)

    Places to See In Bodrum

  • Bodrum Castle

  • Ancient Theatre

  • Myndos (Gumusluk)

  • Termena (Akcaalan)

  • Telmisos (Gurece)

  • Kadiyanda (Asagigol)

  • Theangela (Etrin)

  • Stratonikeia

  • Lagina

  • Sedir Adeun (Kedreae)

  • Rock Tombs

  • Myndos Gate

  • Cifit Castle (Aspat)

  • Sarniclar

  • traditional Bodrum houses and beaches.

    Museum

    Museum of Underwater Archaelogy, Mausoleum Open Air Museum

    Excursions and Outings

    Trips to nearby beaches and fishing villages, by boat to the Island of Kos(Greece) and blue cruises.

    Beaches

  • Guvercinlik

  • Torba

  • Golkoy

  • Gundogan

  • Yalikavak

  • Gumusluk

  • Kadikalesi

  • Turgutreis

  • Akyarlar

  • Bagla

  • Aspat

  • Ortakent

  • Bitez

  • Karada

  • Ada Bogazi (Akvaryum)

    Bodrum Holiday Resort

    Special Events

    Bodrum Art and Culture Week (September), Bodrum Cup (sailing competition) (October)

    Sports

    Windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, yachting, sailing, scuba diving, hiking and trekking

    Food

    Kopoglu starter made from yoghurt, stuffed pumpkin flower, bergamot preserve and sage oil are amongst the local dishes

    Shopping

    Bodrum produces leather clothing, textiles, beads, silver jewellery, embroideries, ornaments and many other things which can be found for sale along the long street that links Iskele Square with the Halikarnas Disco.

    Bodrum sandal has a well known reputation internationally.



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