just dream about a holiday sleeping on deck, under a velvet, star filled sky, listening to the sea lap at the hull
...we can make it a reality for you."
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
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.
Bodrum, 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 life.
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.
The 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 every
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 Gulet
Bodrum is one of the starting points for an unforgettable »Blue Cruise«
(or 'Mavi Yolculuk'as it is called here) along the turquoise coast of the Gökova Gulf or down to Marmaris.
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Since Bodrum has its own airport (only 35 km) it has become more and more a preferred starting point for Gulet charter.
as cabin charter are offered here:
Bodrum - Gökova - Bodrum
Bodrum - Greece (Dodecanese) - Bodrum
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