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Places to visit and see in Bodrum

Tourist information and guide to sights, points of interest, places to visit & see in Bodrum, Turkey...

Bodrum, offers great holiday opportunities for the visitors with its intense nightlife, beautiful beaches, amazing coves, wonderful nature, historical sites, quality hotels and holiday villages.

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.

Bodrum Castle is a magnificent structure on the waterfront, is over 600 years old and is a superb example of a gothic style stronghold, where you can walk around the twisting passageways and towers designed to make the castle as difficult as possible for invaders to take.

If you love exploring the culture and want to see something more ancient than the Bodrum Castle, head to the remains of the Bodrum Mausoleum which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Completed around 350B.C., it was 140ft high with a 24 step pyramid and chariot on top, and each side was decorated with freizes of battle scenes between the Greeks and Amazons. Not much has been left remaining after it was destroyed between 1000A.D. and 1400A.D., but you can see the foundations and a collection of the many battle scene friezes, which are on display next to the remains.

Other ancient and cultural places to explore include the recently restored Myndus Gate and the Ottoman Shipyard Tower. The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is a collection of fascinating relics from the lives of ancient shipwrecked mariners, with glassware, copperware and gold items from the ship on display.

You can also take day trips out to many well preserved ancient sites from the tour operators in Bodrum, such as Milas, Labranda, Iassos, Euromos and Didyma.

The ancient city of Ephesus is 2 hours away from Bodrum and contains the largest and most well preserved collection of ancient Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.

If you have kids, chances are they won’t be enthusiastic about being dragged around partially broken ancient columns and antiquities from shipwrecks, so treat them to a day out at one of the two water parks around Bodrum and Gumbet. The one closer to Gumbet called Aqua Park Dedeman Bodrum is by far the superior park with 23 waterslides, a 350 metre wave river, a wave pool, a range of other pools, a great selection of restaurants and a disco.

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.

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