Complete Guide to Visiting Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey
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Bodrum

St Tropez of Turkey

Best Time to Visit
July-September

Population
136,317

Airports
Milas–Bodrum Airport

Best Places to Stay
Downtown Bodrum

Bodrum is a well-known city located on the Bodrum Peninsula and one of Turkey’s most charming beach destinations. This hidden treasure attracts a varied population of travelers who enjoy strolling along its long palm-lined waterfront while their elegant yachts crowd the marina.

Expanding west into the Aegean and flanking the Mediterranean, the peninsula has twelve hotel towns and towns along its shores, of which Bodrum is the most famous one and might be one of your top retreats as well. The beautiful village lets you enjoy its seashores, lodgings, and numerous other joys.

The Palmarina is a recently revamped marina that we indeed suggest you visit! Go for a comfortable walk underneath palm trees, be hushed by the forward and backward of the tide, appreciate the yachts docked by the harbor, and submerge yourself in the exciting nightlife that port-side towns enjoy!

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Bodrum is a well-known city located on the Bodrum Peninsula and one of Turkey’s most charming beach destinations. This hidden treasure attracts a varied population of travelers who enjoy strolling along its long palm-lined waterfront while their elegant yachts crowd the marina.

Expanding west into the Aegean and flanking the Mediterranean, the peninsula has twelve hotel towns and towns along its shores, of which Bodrum is the most famous one and might be one of your top retreats as well. The beautiful village lets you enjoy its seashores, lodgings, and numerous other joys.

The Palmarina is a recently revamped marina that we indeed suggest you visit! Go for a comfortable walk underneath palm trees, be hushed by the forward and backward of the tide, appreciate the yachts docked by the harbor, and submerge yourself in the exciting nightlife that port-side towns enjoy!

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The History

Before Arrival

When to Go

What to Eat

Tips & Etiquette

In ancient history, Bodrum was called Halicarnassus and has been influential since the 5th century BCE under the Persian Empire’s rule. The city thrived under the control of Mausolus and his wife Artemisia II (who is also his sister) and continued the Hecatomnid dynasty founded by his late father, Hecatomnus.

When Mausolus died in 353 BCE, his widow ordered the construction of a tomb on the magnificent hillside in memory of her late husband. This building is called the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and is built in a classic Greek style with a roof design reminiscent of Egyptian architecture. Upon completion, it became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

How to Get There?

From Istanbul, it is a pretty long ride of 692 km (that would take you more than 8 hours), although there are direct flights available from both Istanbul airports and some other cities. Milas–Bodrum Airport (BJV) is a global air terminal that serves Bodrum and Milas’s Turkish towns. The air terminal is arranged 36 km east of the city and 16 km south of Milas.

Therefore, you can either opt for a plane ride if you want to get there quickly or the long route by land if you want to enjoy some roadside attractions.

What to Pack?

To save money on heavy luggage, numerous lodgings offer washers and dryers for clothes. So, it’s an excellent tip to remember that you have the option to wash clothes rather than pack each day for an entire trip.

  • Dodge dim attire during summer because the shadings ingest the warmth.
  • Cotton and material garments are lightweight and extraordinary for keeping cool even though the last is inclined to wrinkling.
  • In the case of visiting in summer, disregard denim. It’s excessively weighty for hot atmospheres.
  • To make additional room in your bag, the roll doesn’t overlay.

The summers are sweltering, damp, dehydrated, and clear; the winters are long, chilly, wet, and halfway shady; and it is blustery all year. Throughout the year, the temperature commonly fluctuates from 9°C to 32°C and is seldom beneath 4°C or above 35°C.

The best occasions to visit Bodrum for ideal climate are:

Cooler: April 5 to June 1
Best time for the beach or gulet charter: June 1 – September 15
Least crowded: October 1 to December 9
Off-season: December 9 to late March or April

  • Gumusluk, Turkbuku, Ortakent, Torba, and Yalikavak are acclaimed for their fish.
  • The focal Bodrum, Gumbet, Bitez, and Yaliciftlik are acclaimed for their meat dishes.
  • Golkoy is celebrated for its baklava and cakes.
  • Turkbuku is celebrated for its pastry made of green apples plunged in mint alcohol.

The Bodrum Cup

If you are visiting in October, you can enjoy the Bodrum Cup, an amazing international event for classic sailing yachts, at which about 100 vessels sail five legs in 5 days. The best part is, you don’t even have to be a sailor while you can join and be a part of the race and enjoy the other activities in the evenings.

The Nightlife

Bodrum, the old and legendary Halicarnassus, is one of Turkey’s most engaging urban communities with its vibrant nightlife that will please all youngsters. Its clubs are open until sunrise, and its business sectors and bazaars offer a broad scope of items for those looking for that ideal keepsake.

Now, You're Prepared for Visiting Bodrum

On the off chance that you need to astonish your companions or family with an exciting blessing, at that point, this is the city. With clubs, seashore bars, and numerous occasions, Bodrum throughout the late spring season never stops!

To make life easier for you, check out our range of tours that include Bodrum. We’re here to take the pressures off from complicated travel planning, leaving you to enjoy your trip to Turkey to the fullest. We can’t wait to welcome you to Turkey!

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Where to Go Next

If you are looking for a historical expansion after the beach or onboard time, the best possible route would be to start with Didyma, Miletus, and Priene that are on the way to other western Turkey landmarks.

If you are looking for other beach adventures and would like to spice up the trip with some offroad activities, anywhere until Adana to the south should be the next destination!

Situated on a landmass confronting the Greek Island of Kos, Bodrum is a worthy opening stage to lease a sailboat, a private gulet yacht, boat, or clipper and locate the “Turkish Riviera” and the islands of the Dodecanese, exactly where the Aegean and the Mediterranean.

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