An attractive port town in the south west of Turkey, Bodrum sits on the Aegean coast and is popular with families and couples. With a fascinating ancient culture, combined with modern resort facilities, excellent hotels and year round sunshine; Bodrum is fast becoming the destination of choice for those who expect the best from their holiday.
Dating back to the Greek settlement of the 7th century BC, Bodrum grew in importance as a port under the later influence of the Persian Empire. Many important architectural icons remain from this period, such as the Mausoleum of Mausolus – a tomb built for a Persian ruler and considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You’ll also find imposing Bodrum Castle is well worth a visit.
More contemporary attractions include a range of superb quality hotels, ranging from simple accommodation up to five star luxury. Most hotels provide a pool complex, room service, satellite TV, organised evening entertainments, plus fine buffet style dining and relaxing bar areas. You’ll also find a host of welcoming local bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants – serving traditional dishes and world cuisine.
Many families, group parties and couples travel to Bodrum as part of an all-inclusive package deal. This can include cheap flights and transfers, your hotel or apartment – plus all your food and drink thrown in too. This makes this ancient city a very attractive proposition both for travellers on a budget, but also for those who want to splash out and enjoy the best of ancient history and modern Turkish culture in style.