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Top 6 things to do in and around Bodrum
Bodrum, Turkey has a fascinating history as an exile city where prisoners were sent. After the “Fisherman of Halicarnassus” did his time, he invited all his artist friends to the city. By the mid-forties it was a bohemian nightlife paradise.
1. Bodrum Castle of The Knights of St. John
This incredibly preserved medieval castle is also the fantastic Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Find yourself living the history of ancient mariners.
2. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Maybe some of the oldest ruins you ever get to see, this tomb was built around 350 BC by the famous ancient Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene.
3. Bitez Beach
This sleepy beach is the perfect place to relax. Have a drink at one of restaurants or take a nap on one of the public sunbeds.
4. Camel Beach
Unlike Bitez, a rock beach, Camel Beach offers long stretches of white sand. Its waters are clear and electric blue, making it the perfect snorkel spot.
5. Kara Ada
Literally “black island” for its jet black ashy beaches, this series of islands is great for yacht hopping. Its mineral waters and muds are said to have healing powers.
Turkey is truly a wonderful country to hit the road. Drive a half hour west to find Turgutreis, known for its 5 kilometers of white sand beaches.
Frequently asked questions about Bodrum
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Planning Your Visit
Ask Before Photographing
Many Bodrum residents will refuse to be photographed because of their religious beliefs, so it is especially important to ask before snapping all those beach pictures.
Take off Your Shoes
It’s always appropriate to take off your shoes when entering a private residence or mosque.
Dress Code: What to Wear
The city can be quite traditional, so use discretion when wearing shorts, skirts, sleeveless shirts, and bright colors.
Good to know
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- Best time to visit
- From May until October the temperatures are warm and great for visiting the beach, but bear in mind that the hottest months are July and August, when the city's population nearly doubles due to the influx of visitors!
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What people are saying about Bodrum
I would love to recommended this holiday experience - Was much more relaxing and fun than I thought it would be. I love animals, especially horses and these were very friendly approachable with a great attitude...I could put trust in my horse 100% so I wasn't too apprehensive and able to enjoy the stunning mountain ocean views.
Cok Güzel We were completely satisfied. The nieces were beautiful and the sea was crystal clear, turquoise blue and ideal for cooling off. Lunch was very balanced and I actually expected a lot less. The boats are made to a very high quality and you feel like a pirate. Aaarghh
The cars were not jeep, or classic 4x4. They used buses instead. It remains that the buses were cool and most importantly the guides were very very nice. A big thanks to them !
it was amazing and staff was friendly service was good, I will recommend every one will visit Bodrum to ha e this trip thank u again
It was amazing good people and an amazing experience