"Don't just dream about a
holiday sleeping on deck, under a
velvet, star filled sky, listening
to the sea lap at the hull below you
...we can make it a reality for
The sun shines
differently here. The nights are longer, the
drinks more enjoyable. And then there is love in
Bodrum ... You have to experience it to truly
understand the attraction of Bodrum.
Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum, home
of the famous Greek historian Herodotus, is
these days better known as a popular holiday
resort. Enchanting villages of houses painted in
white and trimmed with purple bougainvillea
together with miles of sandy beaches and ideal
locations for water sports.
Bodrum casts a magic spell. It exerts a lasting
fascination on everyone who visits, irrespective
of age, nationality or sex.
Bodrum retains its charm despite the crowds and
development. Women feel more beautiful, men feel
more intriguing. This is Bodrum's spell.
Two meters under the narrow streets of Bodrum
lies 5000 years of history. A few monuments
attest to this history: the castle, the Myndus
Gate, the Roman theatre and the Mausoleum.
We have put together a wealth of information
about Bodrum-today, the unique history and the
Bodrum peninsula, as well as many tips about
things you can do around here.
While the nights in Bodrum town itself are
noisy, crowded and vital, the smaller villages
offer cozy taverns and restaurants overlooking
quiet bays and can all be reached easily by
Dolmus, car or even by boat.
An impressive medieval castle built by the
Knights of Rhodes will strike your eyes first
when you turn down the road from the new airport
near Milas to the entrance of Bodrum.
And there is history in Bodrum. Two meters under
the narrow streets of Bodrum lies 5000 years of
history. A few monuments attest to this history:
the castle, the Myndus Gate, the Roman theatre
and the Mausoleum.
known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, was the
birthplace of Heredotus and the site of King
Mausolus' Tomb, the Mausoleum (4th century
B.C.), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient
World. In the harbour, the Bodrum Castle, or the
medieval castle of St. Peter, is a fine example
of 15th-century crusader architecture, and has
been converted into the Museum of Underwater
Archaeology, with remains dating as far back as
the Bronze Age.
The town's charm is well-known, attracting a
diverse population of vacationers who stroll
along its long palm-lined waterfront, while
elegant yachts crowd the marina.
Not far from town, you can swim in absolutely
clear, tide less, warm seas. Underwater divers,
especially, will want to explore the numerous
reefs, caves and majestic rock formations. The
waters offering an immense variety of aquatic
Bodrum has gained the reputation as the center
of the Turkish art community with its lively,
friendly and Bohemian atmosphere and many small
galleries. The evenings in Bodrum are for
sitting idly in one of the many restaurants,
dining on fresh seafood and other Aegean
specialties. Afterwards night clubs (some with
live music) and, of course, some of the best
discos in Europe keep you going until dawn.
boatyards of Bodrum have been famous since ancient
times and today the craftsmen still make the
traditional types of yacht: the pointed bow and
stern (tirhandil) and the broad beamed and
rounded stern (gullet). The latter, especially,
is used for excursions and pleasure trips. The
gullet is also used in the Bodrum Cup Race held
A different spectacle in Bodrum is its marina,
which is a busy place hosting elegant yachts
that come from all parts of the world. Bodrum
Cup, a unique race for wooden sailing yachts is
held every 3rd week in October.
The reputation of Bodrum's boatyards dates back
to ancient times, and today, craftsmen still
build the traditional yachts: the well known
Bodrum is one of the starting points for an
unforgettable »Blue Cruise«
Yolculuk' as it is called here) along the
turquoise coast of the Gökova Gulf or down to
back to top
Since Bodrum has its own airport (only 35 km) it
has become more and more a preferred starting
point for Gulet
Weekly tours as
cabin charter are offered here:
Bodrum - Gökova - Bodrum
Bodrum - Greece (Dodecanese) - Bodrum
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