Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
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Where to stay in Bodrum
The Turkish coastal city of Bodrum on the Bodrum Peninsula is not only a holiday haven for tourists looking for a beach break and resort living but also a gateway to the past.
The eye-catching Bodrum Castle – home to an underwater archaeology museum – was created partly from stones collected from the 4th Century BC Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, while the Bodrum Amphitheater complete with its incredible sunsets is one of the best preserved sites of ancient Halicarnassus.
Although Bodrum has no train or metro services, you can easily get around thanks to a prolific taxi service and the frequent mini bus services (also known as the dolmus) between resorts. To venture further afield, visitors can also opt for car rental in Bodrum or take to the water using Bodrum’s ferry service to destinations along the Aegean coast or the Greek islands.
Hotels in Bodrum
Opened in 2015, the five-star Leka Hotel is close to all the town’s attractions – entertainment, dining, nightlife and cultural – and provides an ultimate getaway for those looking for a relaxed holiday. The outdoor pool overlooks the Aegean Sea, while guests can also make use of the beach facilities at the sister hotel of the Vera Miramar Resort as well as the spa. Guests at the hotel are all over 16 years of age making it a perfect adults-only vacation.
Overlooking Bodrum Castle, this cheaper option provides a luxury four-star hotel with just 19 hotel rooms enjoying panoramic views over the city of Bodrum below. For those looking for leisure options, the hotel features two swimming pools, a yacht tour on the Aegean and an open-air hot tub.
This budget hotel is located in the lush garden setting of Bitez just 200m from the public beach and the clear waters of the Aegean. Rooms are well-furnished, the hotel offers two outdoor pools, a children’s area, three bars, a sauna and Turkish bath, all just a short drive from the city center, Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
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Beaches is Bodrum has mountains view, water is very clean. But nothing special
A great city with a diverse atmosphere. Tourism combined with local culture combined with ancient history combined with stunning natural scenery in the surrounding peninsula and coves.
Bodrum was conquered by Alexander the Great and is home to the ruins of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Beyond that it's gorgeous. It sits right on the Aegean directly opposite the Greek island of Kos. The only drawback is that it's so popular with tourists that the town is given over a bit to cheesy nightclubs and generic food.
The town from which the Bodrum Peninsula takes it's name. Bodrum is a chic, cosmopolitan town which is equally comfortable as a home to trendy yachting types with it's substantial Marina and Yacht Club; independent travellers with a large number of small hotels and hostels; and a number of large all-inclusive sea-front hotels for European package holiday makers. The other towns on the Peninsula act as dormitories for the main town, as Bodrum itself doesn't have much of a beach. The young at heart tend to stay in Gumbet, which is to the west of Bodrum, while Bitez is for those seeking a quieter pace. The ubiquitous Dolmus (shared-minibus) makes getting around the Peninsula reasonably quick and straightforward.