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Turkey Bodrum Area

Bodrum is situated along the coastline of the South Aegean and like its neighbouring resorts it benefits from being surrounded by some beautiful landscapes.   You can see across to the Greek Island of Kos from Bodrum, so a day trip across to Kos where you can visit a Greek Island is more than a possibility.

 

Bodrum is famous for the ancient historian known as Herodotus, who was born here and it boasts as being one of the nicest villages along this coastline with its two harbours standing majestically with the Museum of Underwater Archaeology in between the two harbours.  You can also see the 15th century built Castle of Saint Peter.   There is also the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the crumbling remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Resorts in the Bodrum region include Altinkum, Bitez, Bodrum, Gumbet, Kadikalesi, Konacik, Turqutreis and Yalikavak.

 

The region of Bodrum is typically Mediterranean; the summers are hot and dry with around 11 hours of sunshine per day.   In July and August the temperature can reach a staggering 40°C and the sea temperature rarely drops below 28°C.   There can be a welcoming sea breeze which helps to keep the temperatures slightly cooler.   Even in the winter temperatures can be a pleasant 19°C with warm sunshine, so it is still possible to extend your holiday season.

 

Bodrum is popular for its night venues with both holidaymakers and locals alike.  There is a wide variety of bars, clubs and discos which provide a choice of popular music along with some traditional Turkish music, belly dancers wriggling their tums, and jazz music which is popular amongst the Turkish people.   Some of the cafes provide an excellent view of the evening sky with the castle in the background.  If you enjoy singing and dancing you are more than welcome to participate with the performers.

 

The hospitality of the local people is friendly; they can’t do enough to help you.   There are plenty of restaurants which serve an amazing mix of traditional Turkish food to something a little more international.   Eating out is not expensive and you will find families are welcomed, with value for money meals.

 

Tourism is the main economy for Bodrum, but it is famous for its shops so retail plays a very important part in its economy.  Shoppers come from far and wide to buy carpets, jewellery, leather along with many other things that Bodrum has on offer.   If you are looking for something cheap, you are sure to find it at Bodrum.

 

Bodrum is the venue for many events and festivals throughout the year including the popular Camel fights.  Don’t despair, this sport does not involve injury or blood, it is purely a fight of strength one camel against the other.  Many of the local celebrations are religious as Turkey is mainly Muslim.   For that reason we would advise clothing to be worn appropriately, particularly ladies when off of the beach and especially in any religious buildings.

 

A holiday in Bodrum will provide you with historical sights, fantastic scenery, thrills, excitement, water sports, diving, snorkelling, golf, mountain walks and some of the world’s finest beaches.   There are heaps to do for families and couples alike.  You can find a variety of budget, low cost and value for money hotels which won’t break your budget.

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