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!
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.
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