BODRUM TRAVEL GUIDE AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR 2023
One of the seven wonders of the ancient world is in Bodrum, "the land of eternal blue"...
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 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 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.
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
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.
Bodrum Art and Culture Week (September), Bodrum Cup (sailing competition) (October)
Windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, yachting, sailing, scuba diving, hiking and trekking
Kopoglu starter made from yoghurt, stuffed pumpkin flower, bergamot preserve and sage oil are amongst the local dishes
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.