Practical Information & Advice for Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey

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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.


Location

Southwest coast of Turkey.

Language

Turkish is the official language in Bodrum.

Tourist Information Office

Phone : (+90 252) 316 10 91 – Open 7 days a week and works between 09.00-18.00

British Honorary Consulate

Phone : (+90 252) 313 00 21


Time Zone

Local time is GMT +2.

Electricity

220 volts AC, 50Hz. The European two-pin plug is standard.

Communications

The international country dialing code for Turkey is +90. City code for Bodrum and Gumbet is 252. (+ 90 252 xxx xx xx ). There are numerous Internet cafes in the town.

Post Office

Post office in Bodrum is located on the Cevat Sakir Street. Post Office is open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.

Money

Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency.

Banks and Exchange Offices

Banks are open weekdays between 09:00 am. to 12:30 pm. in the mornings and 01:30 pm. to 05:00 pm. in the afternoons. Some banks are open on Saturdays and also during lunch hours between 12.30 – 01.30 pm. There are variety of exchange offices in Bodrum. You are able to find an exchange office in any corner of Bodrum.

Passport and Visa Information

U.S. and European citizens need a valid passport to travel to Bodrum Gumbet and all Turkey cities and stay up to 90 days with a tourist visa. The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System was launched on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and the system allows travelers to easily obtain their e-Visas online (www.evisa.gov.tr), in about 3 mins. E-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Travelers arriving to Turkey without visas may obtain their e-Visas via interactive kiosks placed in the Turkish airports.


Transportation

Transportation through Bodrum can be made via dolmus (midibus), taxis, taxi boats and vehicle/car hire. (Bodrum Bus Station Phone Number : +90 252 316 26 37)

Hotel Booking & Comparison

Check Trivago Bodrum to make price comparison and choose your ideal Bodrum hotel. Also see the amazing hotels deals for Bodrum on Agoda and save up to %82, Agoda says if you find cheaper, than they will refund the difference.

Airport Transfers

Kiwi Taxi offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from International Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).