Cocktails, bazaars, good hotels and family-friendly eateries are just a few of the other reasons why sun-seekers choose the bustling port town of Bodrum for their holidays.
Bodrum has a reputation as a party town. However, it's nowhere near as wild as some of its Greek-island neighbours and families will feel right at home in the friendly and welcoming atmosphere offered by the coastal resort.
The Bodrum Peninsula, which runs west and north from the town, is also home to a large number of other holiday resorts that might tick even more of your holiday boxes. These range from small, quiet resorts where the beautiful beach is the main attraction to places of great historical interest. Consider Altinkum, Bitez, Gumbet, Ortakent, Torba, Turgutreis, and Yalikavak. Within the resorts you'll find self-catering and hotel based deals and all-inclusive holidays in Bodrum have become very popular in recent years.
The town of Bodrum is packed with things to see and do, if you can peel your holiday party away from the hotel's poolside sun beds or the beach. Thrill seekers will enjoy the water sports on offer at the edge of the sea, while history buffs will want to hike up to Bodrum Castle to get a flavour of the town's ancient origins. Elsewhere, the buzz of the bazaars lures shoppers keen to test their haggling skills, while boats depart from the marina every day to deliver holidaymakers to nearby islands, deserted beaches, and other sites of interest.
Nearby are the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, plus the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
Accommodation in Bodrum is of a good standard. All-inclusive hotels are becoming more popular, although there is a large choice of different types of hotels and self-catering accommodation.
The huge range of places to eat and drink in Bodrum, will also ensure that even fussy eaters can find something delicious to tickle their taste buds.
Flights from the UK take around four hours, making Bodrum an attractive proposition for the peak travel seasons of spring, summer, and autumn. Flights arrive at Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV).
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