Welcome to Bodrum - Turkey

Your practical travel guide and holidays to Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, formerly Halicarnassus, is a lively coastal resort and a popular tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Bodrum, with its intense nightlife, beautiful beaches, historical sites, quality hotels and holiday villages, is one of the Turkey’s most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast. The spectacular medieval castle built by the Knights of the Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum’s dazzling blue bay where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet..

Bodrum is currently one of the most popular tourist resorts in Turkey, and is undoubtedly the place to go if you need a nightly dose of bars, pubs, foam parties and elaborate nightclubs, because when dusk falls, the resort is ignited in a swarm of neon lights and lasers. The modern complexes provided here have been build within the ancient remains of this destination, giving this city an ageless vibe and a unique atmosphere for a resort which is the alleged heart of nightlife for a country. 

If you’re looking for a holiday that involves lots of loud late nights then high summer is the ideal time to visit Bodrum. For everyone else, the start and end of the season offer similarly good weather, but with cheaper flights and a bit more peace and quiet, but whatever time of year you go, you’re guaranteed great weather, great beaches, and a little bit of top class culture mixed in there too. | ESTA for USA

Find out all top things to do and sightseeing on this popular beach resort of Turkey, including the best places to stay, eat, drink as well as the top attractions and sights, best excursions, day trips, and all of the useful information you need to know before you go.

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Holiday Resorts – Where to Stay in Bodrum?

“Where to stay in Bodrum?” is one of the common questions especially for first time visitors for Bodrum, Turkey. Central Bodrum is the main resort of the Bodrum peninsula, situated on the south-east and full of variety of hotels, apartments, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, marina, shopping and entertainment zones.

On the southern coast, Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Aktur, Ortakent, Karaincir, Gumusluk, Bagla and Akyarlar have are the popular holiday resorts with beautiful sandy beaches. Campers and windsurfers enjoy Gumbet, and at Bitez colorful sailboards weave skillfully among the masts of the yachts in the bay. Turgutreis, Gumusluk and Yalikavak, all with good environment, lie on the western side of the peninsula and those regions are ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. Torba, Gundogan, Turkbuku and Golturkbuku are the popular resorts on the northern part of the Bodrum peninsula, all are situated in stunning bays, pine forests and beautiful beaches.

Are you visiting Bodrum and Mugla Region of Turkey for the first time? You’ll find out all the useful information and top insider tips and recommendations to plan your first trip well planned, easy, fun and safe. You can read our guides here the top attractions, sights, daily tours and excursions, boat trips, sailing & yachting, travel tips, and more things to do.