Last Updated on December 31, 2021
Bodrum offers great sights and points of interest for the holidaymakers. You’ll find plenty of lovely places to visit and see in Bodrum. Enchanting villages, with guest houses and small hotels on quite bays, dot the peninsula.
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.
The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology at the Bodrum Castle is a collection of fascinating relics from the lives of ancient shipwrecked mariners, with glassware, copper ware and gold items from the ship on display. Other ancient and cultural places to explore include the recently restored Myndos Gate and the Ottoman Shipyard Tower.
Main Sights and Points of Interest
Bodrum town center
Bodrum city center can be explored by the market zone and the pedestrian shopping street and Bar Street on the inland and Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Castle zone on the coast, through the beautiful views of the Bodrum Bay.
Bodrum Castle (St.Peter)
Bodrum Castle is an impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of the Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum’s dazzling blue bay. It is a magnificent structure on the waterfront, is over 600 years old and is a superb example of a Gothic style stronghold, where you can walk around the twisting passageways and towers designed to make the castle as difficult as possible for invaders to take. It is one of the most visited sights in Bodrum. Continue reading…
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology – inside Bodrum Castle
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is situated inside the Bodrum Castle. It is one of the most rare underwater archaeology museums in the world. The Museum of Underwater Archaeology offers a collection of fascinating relics from the lives of ancient shipwrecked mariners, with glassware, copper-ware and gold items from the ship on display. Continue reading…
Bodrum Mausoleum Museum
For the ones who love exploring the culture and want to see something more ancient than the famous Bodrum Castle, than head out to the remains of the Bodrum Mausoleum Museum, also known as the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Completed around 350 B.C., it was 140 feet high with a 24 step pyramid and chariot on top, and each side was decorated with friezes of battle scenes between the Greeks and Amazons. Not much has been left remaining after it was destroyed between 1000 A.D. and 1400 A.D., but you can see the foundations and a collection of the many battle scene friezes, which are on display next to the remains. Continue reading…
Bodrum Amphitheatre is also one of the best sights in Bodrum. It dates back to 4th century B.C. and the best preserved sites of ancient Halicarnassus. It is one of the oldest stone theaters in the ancient world. Continue reading…
Bodrum Marina Yacht Club
Bodrum Marina Yacht Club is a famous entertainment and nightlife center in central Bodrum overlooking the Bodrum port and historical Bodrum Castle.
It provides great views of the sea and Bodrum castle. Bodrum Marina Yacht Club is open for all year round and also the only facility that offers live music performances every day during the year. There are 3 restaurants and 4 bars at the Bodrum Marina Yacht Club.
Beautiful Bodrum beaches
Bodrum beaches are amazing. You’ll find variety of beautiful blue flagged golden beaches on the Bodrum peninsula. You’ll also find variety of water sports activities at the Bodrum beaches such as parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boat rides, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and many more. Continue reading…
Classy Bodrum beach clubs
We also recommend you to visit and have a great beach day out at the quality beach clubs in Bodrum. The beach clubs in Bodrum are very popular and the best in Turkey with their great day and night time beach and entertainment activities as well as great alternative to intense nightlife in Bodrum.
You can also take day trips out to many well preserved ancient sites from the tour operators in Bodrum, such as Ephesus, Pamukkale, Dalyan, Milas, Labranda, Iassos, Euromos and Didyma.
The ancient city of Ephesus is 2 hours away from Bodrum and contains the largest and most well preserved collection of ancient Roman ruins in the Aegean.
If it’s a fantastic and more exciting adventure you want, then you can try the theme parks in Bodrum such as Dolphin Park, Fun Town Yahsi Park, etc., that all offer great attractions for both adults and the kids. Continue reading…
How to best Explore Bodrum and surroundings
For the ones who will not want to spend their Bodrum holidays on a routine day out at their hotels, than attending to daily tours and excursions is one of the best options to experience and enjoy the stunning landscapes and natural beauties, crystal clear turquoise sea, historical sites, and charms of the Bodrum peninsula.
Variety of all inclusive daily boat trips, cycling, 4×4 Off-road Safari, Quad & Buggy Safari, scuba diving, day trips to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Dalyan are the top selling and the most popular excursions and daily tours from Bodrum. Continue reading…