About Bodrum - Bodrum travel guide

Tourist information and guide to holiday resort Bodrum, Turkey...


Bodrum, formerly Halicarnassus, is a lively coastal resort and a popular tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Bodrum, with its intense nightlife, beautiful beaches, historical sites, quality hotels and holiday villages, is one of the Turkey's most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast.

Bodrum is described as "the Land of the Eternal Blue" by Homeros. The spectacular medieval castle built by the Knights of the Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum's dazzling blue bay where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet.

Bodrum is a world wide famous, attracting a diverse population of vacationers who stroll along its long palm-lined waterfront as the elegant yachts crowd the marina.

The reputation of Bodrum's boat yards date back to ancient times, and today, craftsmen still build the traditional yachts.

The beautiful Bodrum Peninsula suits holidaymakers interested in a subdued and relaxing atmosphere on their Turkey holidays.

Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent, Akyarlar, Turgutreis, Gumusluk, Yalikavak, Gundogan, Turkbuku, Golturkbuku and Torba are the most popular holiday resorts and towns in Bodrum and they all offer quality hotels and accommodation.

Enchanting villages, with guest houses and small hotels on quite bays, dot the peninsula. On the southern coast, Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Aktur, Ortakent, Karaincir, Gumusluk, Bagla and Akyarlar have beautiful sandy beaches in Bodrum.

Campers and windsurfers enjoy Gumbet, and at Bitez colorful sailboards weave skillfully among the masts of the yachts in the bay.

Turgutreis, Gumusluk and Yalikavak, all with excellent beaches, lie on the western side of the peninsula and those regions are very ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports.

Bodrum continues to have the same influx of visitors today as it did thousands of years ago as the ancient Greek trading city of Halicarnassus. It is currently one of the most popular tourist resorts in Turkey, and is undoubtedly the place to go if you need a nightly dose of bars, pubs, foam parties and elaborate nightclubs, because when dusk falls, the resort is ignited in a swarm of neon lights and lasers. The modern complexes provided here have been build within the ancient remains of this destination, giving this city an ageless vibe and a unique atmosphere for a resort which is the alleged heart of nightlife for a country.

By day, relax on the nearby Gumbet beach which is spacious, sandy and only a 15 minute bus ride from Bodrum. Take up a new watersport from the multitude of sports facilities available here, and kids can have plenty of fun on banana boats, pedalos and at water parks.

By night, head to the mile-long Cumhuriyet Street, also known as ‘Bar Street’ for as much all-night partying as you can take. Bodrum offers great nightlife activities with its numerous bars, clubs, nightclubs and shows for the holidaymakers. The intense Bodrum nightlife is amazing. Most of the night-time activities in Bodrum takes place on the mile-long Bodrum Bar Street (Cumhuriyet Street) which is swamped with the largest and most extravagant nightclubs.

Bodrum offers wide range of hotels to chose from that include 3 star, 4 star, 5 star, family friendly hotels, apartments and holiday villas. Holidaymakers are able to find Bodrum hotels and Bodrum apartments for every budget.