Bodrum Holidays

Welcome to Bodrum

One of Turkey’s best known resorts, a byword for lively nights and bohemian chic, its charming whitewashed buildings with their blue woodwork are set around a beautiful bay overlooking a fairytale castle

Bodrum known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, home to the famous historian Herodotus, Bodrum is the most cosmopolitan and almost certainly the best known of Turkey’s resorts.

It first became popular with artists, musicians and actors in the 1960s and ‘70s and quickly established a reputation as a bohemian party capital. Whilst nightlife is still a huge draw, these days Bodrum has re-established itself as Turkey’s capital of chic, home to boutique hotels, stylish bars and elegant eateries.

Despite its popularity, Bodrum retains a unique charm and relaxed ambience. It is exceptionally striking, its dazzling whitewashed houses draped in cascades of bright pink and purple bougainvillea. Narrow streets wind down towards the sea and the formidable Castle of St. Peter dominating the resort’s twin bays.

The town is overlooked by the remains of the ancient city of Halicarnassus, once ruled by King Mausolus, whose grand tomb or Mausoleum became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Bodrum was the birthplace of the famous Blue Cruise, the route plyed by the traditional wooden sailing boats known as gulets, and is still the yachting centre of Turkey. Take a day trip to explore the stunning coastline and myriad of rocky coves and sandy beaches nearby.

Alternatively, the smaller bays, beaches and villages of the Bodrum peninsula are easily accessible by regular dolmus services from the resort centre.

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Multi-centre holidays

For more information on our multi-centre holidays featuring Bodrum, including Bodrum with Kos(Greek island) please see Tailor Made Holidays to Turkey.

Transfers & distances

Bodrum Airport 35km;
Torba 6km;
Ephesus 150km.

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