Bodrum is one of the best Turkish resorts, located on the shores of the Aegean Sea in the province of Mugla. Local landscapes and views amaze every tourist throughout all four seasons. A sea of indigo, sandy beaches and snow-white houses and villas on the coast, this is what awaits you in Bodrum. Add to this a rich excursion program, historical monuments, clean air, day and night of endless entertainment for every taste and you will understand why this resort is so popular. Today we offer you a small Bodrum travel guide to tell you about a vacation in this wonderful place that you could spend this year.
How to get to Bodrum?
You can get to Bodrum by land and by air. The first option is suitable for you if you are already in Turkey and your vacation is not limited in time. In this case, go to the nearest bus station and buy a bus ticket for the Milas-Bodrum route. Ticket price and travel time depend on the departure point. For example, the road from Istanbul or Ankara will take about 10 hours, from Izmir – about 3, from Antalya – about 5.
You can get to Bodrum much faster by plane. The nearest airport, Milas-Bodrum Airport, is only half an hour from the resort. You can easily overcome this distance by shuttle, transfer or taxi.
Sights of Bodrum
The main reason why tourists come to Bodrum is the beaches on the shores of the Aegean Sea and active entertainment, including nightly. This resort is especially popular with those who love partying, clubs and bars. Also, lovers of active entertainment will surely like it here: paragliding, safari tours, surfing, sailing and much more. In addition to foreign tourists, there are a lot of local vacationers. And this is a direct signal that the rest and service is really high quality.
In addition to all kinds of entertainment, Bodrum can offer you an interesting excursion program, including many local attractions. Among them are:
- Bodrum Kalesi (Tower),
- Underwater Archaeological Museum
- King Mausoleum,
- Mindos Gates,
- Zeki Muren Museum,
- Salmakis Burcu (Tower),
- Ottoman shipyard,
- Kara Ada (Black Island with hot springs),
- Mindos ancient city.
Hotels in Bodrum
Hotels in Bodrum offer their guests a huge selection of accommodation for every taste and budget. Here there are luxury five-star hotels with an all-inclusive system, and snow-white villas, and medium-priced 3- and 2-star hotels and very budgetary guest houses. If you are planning to visit Bodrum during the summer months, we recommend booking the hotel in advance for several months. Otherwise, you risk not finding a free room on the day of arrival.
As for the choice of the area for accommodation, then it all depends on your preferences. So the Bitez, Turgutreis and Torba areas are suitable for family vacations; if you plan to immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of the resort, then choose hotels in Gumbet; if you like luxury, the hotels in Gelturkbuyuku will offer you their services with pleasure.