Bodrum is known as one of the most famous cities in the Aegean coast today. The city offers a rich assortment of promises for tourists. The history of Bodrum, formerly known as Halicarnassus, dates all the way back to the 13th century BC. The city's famous heritage of its long history can be admired within the city.
Bodrum is the center for native and foreign tourists with its wonderful weather all year around, mostly during the summer period. The harbor is the heart of the town where you can find bars, restaurants and shops. The St. Peter Castle at the top which symbolizes the Middle Ages, offers beautiful sceneries of the land, sea, and culture of this magnificent Aegean Sea harbor.
The Ancient Halicarnassus which was known as the city of the great Mausoleum is one of the seven wonders of ancient times. Today with its famous amphitheatre, castle and very distinctive marine museum, it is known as Bodrum. Bodrum is now a relaxing town with a wonderful mountain environment, which is stuffed with great markets and houses. The best place here for a diver is Karaada, which is across the Bodrum.
Bodrum is situated in the peninsula of Turkey. So, if you have a car or probably rent one, you can start a tour from Gümbet, and then Akyarlar, Turgutreis, Gümüslük, Yalikavak, Gündogan, Türkbükü, Torba and then back to Bodrum. The trip will take up 2 to 4 hours depending on what you would like to see and where you intend to spend more time.
The trip usually takes 15-20 days and you will be able to see a lot of historical sites like Marmaris, Knidos, Gokova
Bay, Datça, Fethiye (Ölü Deniz, Turkish Dead Sea), Kekova, Demre (the birth Place of Santa Claus), Kalkan, Dalyan (Chaunos), Kas, Phaselis, Olympus, Finike, Kemer and Antalya. These places listed here are the best locations to
visit in Turkey.
The reputation of Bodrum's boatyards goes all the way back to the ancient times. The craftsmen still build the traditional yacht, which is the handled with a pointed bow and stern.
In the small shops along the narrow, white walled street you can find natural sponges, leather items of all types, and local glass beads. The attractive boutiques you find on the streets of Bodrum usually offer carpets, sandals, kilims, and embroidery. Oasis Mall the place intended for shoppers who like shopping in shopping malls. This mall is where you can find a wide range of stores selling all kinds of items, cinemas and restaurants. Bodrum achieved its reputation as the Turkish art community center through its friendly, energetic and bohemian atmosphere. The society also encourages casual daytime life style and nighttime enthusiasm.
If you not yet booked your hotel in Bodrum, take a look at Bodrum Hotels directory to find luxury hotels and cheap accommodations which fulfills all your needs.