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.

In Bodrum you visit and see...

Day Trips & Shore Excursions in Bodrum

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  • Bodrum Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day City Highlights Tour

    While your ship is in Bodrum port, see the city’s three historical big-hitters on this 4-hour private shore excursion with an expert guide beside you.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 4 hours
    From GBP49.23, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Bodrum Castle Underwater Archeology Musuem with Private Guide and Van

    A guided cultural tour of Bodrum Castle Underwater Archeology Musuem Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and Theatre with a private guide and van at fixed price up to 14 pax in group.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 7 hours
    From GBP196.93, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Private Bodrum Village Tour

    You will be picked up by a local guide for a 3-4 hour guided tour of a Bodrum Village. See how the locals live and their daily working from making Carpets to handcrafts, and producing Olive oil and the daily fresh baked bread.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: Flexible
    From GBP44.76, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Turkish Village Trip

    Soak up the atmosphere of real rural life in Turkey. Visit unspoiled village just 20km. ride from Bodrum buzzing city life.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 5 hours
    From GBP22.67, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Turgutreis Market from Bodrum

    Do some shopping on the weekly bazaar with local Turkish goods. It's a great fun to bargain in Turkey.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 5 hours
    From GBP11.93, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Dalyan River Cruise with Sea Turtle Watching

    Cruise down the River Dalyan on taxi boats. Look for Caretta Caretta sea turtles and taste some grilled blue crab. See the rock-hewn tombs of the ancient city of Kaunos and take a bath in the mineral mud baths.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 1 day
    From GBP34.91, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Kos Island Trip from Bodrum

    Visit the Greek island of Kos on an independent day trip from Bodrum, and enjoy a full day of free time to get to know its history and scenery!
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 9 hours
    From GBP26.25, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Rhodes Island Trip from Bodrum by Hydrofoil Boat

    Enjoy a large dose of Greek culture, history and scenery on an independent day trip from Bodrum, including a round-trip hydrofoil boat ticket and Bodrum.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 9 hours
    From GBP63.76, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Bodrum

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Ephesus and see the House of the Virgin Mary (Meryemana) on this 12-hour day trip from Bodrum.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 12 hours
    From GBP37.60, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company
  • Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Ancient City

    Visit miracle of the world – cotton castle of Pamukkale - white terraces, down of which the thermal water is flooding.
    Location: Bodrum
    Duration: 1 day
    From GBP37.60, by Viator, a TripAdvisor Company

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