Bodrum is world renowned as a paradise for tourists featuring charming neighbourhoods, various ancient sites for sightseeing, exquisite bays, turquoise sea, mild Mediterranean climate, modern transportation, and vibrant night life.
It is a top holiday destination in Türkiye. Bodrum is a peninsula located in the southwest Aegean Region in the province of Muğla. The city's developed transportation infrastructure and port, which welcomes international cruise liners, also play an essential role in attracting millions of tourists.
In ancient times, Bodrum was called Halicarnassus and it was located in southwest Caria. It was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, also known as the Tomb of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built in the 15th century, Bodrum Castle overlooks the harbour and the marina. Today, it houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.
Bodrum represents Türkiye's Turquoise Coast at its most vibrant.
This is an incentive destination with a marina full of bobbing yachts ready to whisk you out to the Mediterranean, a handful of ancient attractions for sightseeing, and a town filled with photogenic, historic whitewashed houses.
Bodrum has some of the best nightclubs in Europe and some of its best beach clubs and restaurants. If you don’t like partying, then do as the locals do and indulge in Aegean cuisine, a concept that is all about waterside restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood.
Gümbet offers a long, sandy beach lined with hotels and pensions. Gümüşlük is a very pleasant place to stay, with unspoilt scenery, a long sand and gravel beach, where you can swim close to the ruins of ancient Myndos. Turgutreis boasts a sophisticated marina complete with exclusive cafes, restaurants and boutiques, as well as a host of new bars and discos. Yalıkavak has an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere for visitors.
Göltürkbükü is famous for its array of exclusive hotels, excellent seafront restaurants and trendy bars. Bitez, a popular place for windsurfing and sailing, attracts an upmarket crowd. Other popular Bodrum beach spots include: Yalıkavak, Akyarlar, Çökertme, Ortakent, Bardakçı, Torba, Camel Beach, Mazıköyü, Gündoğan and Akyaka.