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Holidays to Bodrum

With magical heritage sites, sandy beaches and a wealth of Ottoman culture, Bodrum holidays are the perfect way to experience a taste of Turkey. The region of Bodrum, located on the west coast of Turkey, has been welcoming holidaymakers from all over with its stunning stretches of beach and a diverse landscape.

Take time to discover the lively Gumbet, chill out on the golden sands of Altinkum and tantalize your taste buds in one of the top notch local restaurants. Whether you’re looking for action, relaxation or a chance to soak up some culture, holidays to Bodrum will provide all you need and more!

Beautiful Bodrum

Book with lowcostholidays and pick one of the fantastic accommodation options in the bustling centre of Bodrum, where you’ll be no more than minutes away from all the action. However, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city on your Bodrum holiday then head along the coast to one of the smaller beach resorts.

Thriving Gumbet is great for mixing a beach escape with evening fun thrown in too; enjoy a day on the Blue Flag beach followed by an evening beer on the seafront. Alternatively, Turgutreis is located a few kilometres to the west and comes complete with a gorgeous beach, flanked by stunning mountains.

Food, Forts and Famous Resorts

Bustling Bodrum is famous for its stunning fort, which juts out from the port’s marina. The city itself dates back to the 7th century and there are plenty of historic sites to explore. Its biggest draw is Bodrum Castle where you’ll find frequent music and dance shows. A good way to immerse yourself in Turkish culture is by sampling delicious Turkish cuisine; try a succulent kofte kebab from one of the many street food stalls or sip a Turkish coffee in one of the cosy cafes. Bodrum is also great for partying the night away too; expect neon lights, DJs and packed nightclubs.

Outside the city are plenty of other smaller resorts to explore. Idyllic Bitez boasts a small shingle beach which is a great place to admire the lush scenery while Torba, is a small fishing village that attracts Turkey’s rich and famous in its own right. Drawn to its stunning white stoned buildings and gorgeous beach, it’s a blissful beach retreat.

Nature fans will love the surrounding olive groves and you may even spot the rare Mediterranean monk seal in the bay. Remember, Turkey benefits from over 300 days of sunshine, so whenever you choose to visit, Bodrum holidays are a great place to soak up some sun.

Things to do in Bodrum

Bodrum is great for those who want to explore Turkey and there are plenty of attractions on offer. Nestled in Bodrum’s Castle of St Peter is the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, home to an impressive array of ancient artefacts.

If pampering is your thing then combine a trip to the Turkish bath in Ortakent with a stop off in Dibeklihan village to visit the dozens of quaint shops selling local crafts. Alternatively, get off the beaten track on your holidays to Bodrum and head into the Turkish countryside to explore Pedasa, an archaeological site of an ancient city.

For those with families then a trip to the Aqua Park Dedeman in Ortakent is a must. Home to the biggest water park in Turkey, it’s great for keeping the little ones entertained. If you feel like some exploration then hop on a boat over to Greece. Ferries run frequently from Bodrum’s harbour, meaning you can explore two countries on your Turkish getaway!

Please note that UK Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Turkish
Currency: Turkish Lira
Local time: GMT +2
Flight time: 4 hours

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Sun, Sea and Sand

Escape the British weather and enjoy a Mediterranean climate. It is beach weather almost all year round and the real sun seekers will get as much as they can handle, with the summer months regularly topping 35 degrees. The sea breeze cools the air somewhat and will allow you to enjoy the stunning Aegean coastline and swim in the up-to 25 degree sea. It is non-stop sunshine between May and October, so there's plenty of time to get a tan on your beach holiday!

Water Sports

Because of the warm sea and the generally calm Aegean Sea, it is great for water sports here. It is a scuba diver's haven, with experienced divers able to explore various offshore volcanic islands whereas beginners can opt for organised lessons on one of the more calm bays. Nearby, Vass is probably the best area for windsurfing – advanced windsurfers will enjoy the busy summer atmosphere. Beginners should look to the more calm area of Pure Windsurfing Centre. Kiteboarding can also be enjoyed at many of the same locations as windsurfing, there really is something to suit all watersport tastes.

Top Beaches

Beach lovers can be very specific about their tastes. Fortunately, a holiday to the Bodrum area comes with a choice of fantastic beaches to soak up the sun. Just a short bus ride from the centre is Bitez Beach, a sandy haven surrounded by trees. You won't be far from historic attractions should you need a break from the sun. A vibrant, water sport-friendly atmosphere can be found at Gumbet Beach, where the party lovers head. Stay during the day and in the evening this beach turns into something of a party hotspot. More peace can be found a little way out of town at Cesme Beach, where many kilometres of golden sandy beaches await.