Bodrum

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Bodrum showing a coastal town and a marina
Greek ruins and Christian castles stand alongside seaside hotels and umbrella-lined beaches in this resort town built on an ancient city.

The home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Bodrum is now one of the world’s richest historical sites. Museums, archaeological digs and ancient artifacts are scattered throughout the city. Additionally, Bodrum is a resort town that attracts thousands of tourists every year to its beachside hotels. Enjoy both modern luxuries and ancient wonders in this city on the Aegean Sea.

More than two millennia ago, Bodrum was the Greek city of Halicarnassus. In the 4th century B.C., a 164-foot (50-meter) high tomb was built here forKing Mausolus. It was later named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus to see a scale model of the marble tomb alongside many pieces from its pillars and reliefs.

Bodrum Castle, which rests on a peninsula south of the city, was built in large part from stones taken from the ruined mausoleum. Pay to enter this 15th-century structure built by Christian crusaders. Today, the castle houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which exhibits well-preserved relics taken from dig sites and shipwrecks from around the area.

Further ancient artifacts can be found in the northern hills of the city. Catch a concert at the 4th century B.C. Amphitheatre or climb up into the only remaining portion of the Halicarnassus city wall at Myndos Gate.

Spend a day enjoying the Aegean Sea. Walk the long beach lining Gumbet Bay. Swim in the protected waters of the small Bardakci Beach, featuring umbrellas and sun loungers provided by the neighboring seaside resort. Book a spot on a dive boat to explore the local waters. Colorful fish, shipwrecks and even underwater plane wrecks can be found nearby.

Visit Bodrum during the mild months between November and April for the most pleasant experience. Reach the city through the Milas-Bodrum Airport, which is 21 miles (33 kilometers) north of town. Flights from Istanbul arrive here daily. Take a taxi into Bodrum from the airport. Most of the city’s historical attractions are closed on Mondays, but the beaches are always open.

Where to stay in Bodrum

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Bodrum
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Bodrum
5 out of 5
Kavakli Sarnic Cad., 1531 Sok No: 4, Bitez, Bodrum, Mugla, 48470
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $125 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bodrum. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (191 reviews)
"Muito bom hotel, funcionários, comida e Sisha."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Bodrum
Azka Hotel
Azka Hotel
5 out of 5
Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum, Mugla, 048400
The price is $145 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bodrum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (489 reviews)
Lovely stay
"Our stay at Azka Hotel was pleasant. The service is good, the rooms are clean, towels are changed every day. It has its own lovely private beach with sun beds and umbrellas and the nearby beach bar with delicious snacks and drinks! Hotel is located close to the Bodrum Centre where you can easily ..."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Azka Hotel
Vogue Hotel Supreme Bodrum
Vogue Hotel Supreme Bodrum
5 out of 5
Kaynar Mevkii, Torba, Bodrum, Mugla, 48400
The price is $774 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bodrum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (202 reviews)
"This hotel is a fantastic place for kids with a lot of activities. Great water park for all different ages. Great staff very friendly. No too far from the city, all and all I give it two thumbs up."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Vogue Hotel Supreme Bodrum
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Farrys Boutique Hotel
The Farrys Boutique Hotel
Davazli Sk. No:3, Yalikavak, Bodrum, Bodrum, 48990
The price is $61 per night from Sep 17 to Sep 18
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Bodrum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Küdür Halk Plajı and Yalikavak Beach are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
Great hospitality
"We had a very pleasant stay in this hotel. It is perfect for relaxing. We had a room with a balcony and an amazing view of the sea and mountain. The staff are also very friendly. Ms Melek helped us choose between the available rooms and she helped us pick our favorite. She was also very responsive, ..."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

The Farrys Boutique Hotel
Jasmin Elite Residence
Jasmin Elite Residence
Eski çesme Mah., Osman Nuri Bilgin Cad. No:54, Bodrum, 48400
The price is $110 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Bodrum. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (105 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, the poor area is nice and clean. Our room was 10 steps away from the pool. Very convenient:) Great communication with the front desk."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

Jasmin Elite Residence
Helis Suites Bitez
Helis Suites Bitez
1313. Sk. 17, Bodrum, Mugla, 48470
The price is $151 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this apartment in Bodrum. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Bodrum Castle and Bodrum Beach are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"This is a wonderful hotel that offer very comfortable suite rooms. Very clean, quality linens & towels, and non-smoking fresh rooms which is hard to find in Turkey."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Helis Suites Bitez
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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