Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum is one of the most spectacular resorts in Turkey with its charm
residing in its blend of relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, historical architecture and its proximity to a vast
array of fantastic beaches and fishing villages.
The city, known in ancient times as Halicarnassos - town of Herodotus,
has grown dramatically in recent years with the opening of an international airport.
Another major attraction of Bodrum is its buzzing cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as its wealth of trendy
and sophisticated nightlife. By day the central bazaar is a great place for shopping with its array of leather,
clothes, carpets and assorted souvenir and gift shops.
There is also a weekly market near the bus station if you want a colorful taste of the
local produce including the delicious locally grown tangerines.
But the city really comes to life at night, with a magical atmosphere
that doesn't sleep until dawn. Whether you are searching for romantic harbor-side
dinners an evening promenade or sipping cocktails in the up-market marina, there is something to suit everyone.
Bodrum has accommodation to fit all tastes and budgets dotted in and around its pretty
town centre but the quietest places to stay are in the west of town and in the hills towards the east.
Named after the domed water cisterns that speckle the countryside near by, Gümbet is the closest beach to Bodrum - just 10 minutes away by car - and is very popular with British holidaymakers, many of whom choose to stay here close to the beach and venture into Bodrum at night.
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