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BodrumTurkey

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

Bodrum Beach which includes a pebble beach and night scenes

Bodrum City Center

4/5Very Good!(188 area reviews)

Bodrum City Center is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Marina while you're in town.

Bodrum City Center
Besutiful gulet on sunrise

Yalikavak City Center

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While there might not be top attractions in Yalikavak City Center, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Yalıkavak Marina and Yalikavak Beach.

Yalikavak City Center

Top Hotels in Bodrum

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Eda Motel
Eda Motel
Göltürkbükü Mah, Inönü Cad, No:61/B, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $65 per night

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Turkbuku Beach and Golkoy Beach. Kucukbuk Beach and Gundogan Beach are also within 6 mi (10 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"We travelled as a family. It has a great location. The staff and the owners took care of us like a their family. We had a wonderful time."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Eda Motel
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
5 out of 5
Cennet Koyu Comca Mevkii, 314., Sokak No. 10, Golturkbuku, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $820 per night

This Bodrum hotel is on the beach, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Golkoy Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Turkbuku Beach and Gundogan Beach. Kucukbuk Beach and Torba Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)

"The Mandarin Oriental resort is simply world class, my new favorite property on the planet! The attention to detail, design, and seclusion all contribute to a feeling of bliss and relaxation. To further push the resort over the top is the staff's dedication to providing a VIP experience to their ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
The Bodrum EDITION
The Bodrum EDITION
Dirmil Mahallesi, Balyek Cd. No 5A, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is $424 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bodrum hotel is in the entertainment district and within 16 mi (25 km) of Bodrum Marina, Bodrum Windmills, and Bodrum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)

"New Build high end hotel... Friendly and young staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

The Bodrum EDITION

Popular places to visit in Bodrum

Bodrum Beach
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Bodrum Beach

4.5/5(64 reviews)

This town center beach is ideal for sunbathing during the day and for enjoying waterfront dinners in the evening. 

Camel Beach
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Camel Beach

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Camel Beach, a popular beach in Ortakent.

Bitez Beach
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Bitez Beach

4/5(48 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Bitez Beach, a popular beach in Bitez. Stroll along the seaside or visit the spas in this relaxing area.

Bodrum Castle
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Bodrum Castle

4.5/5(55 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Bodrum during your trip to a top site like Bodrum Castle. Wander the beautiful beaches and marina in the area.

Bodrum Marina
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Bodrum Marina

4.5/5(94 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Bodrum with a trip to Bodrum Marina. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Bodrum Bar Street
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Bodrum Bar Street

4/5(27 reviews)

You can enjoy the entertainment at Bodrum Bar Street during your travels to Bodrum. Wander the beaches and seaside in the area.

Top things to do in Bodrum

Bodrum Coast Cruise
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Bodrum Coast Cruise

$27
Per adult
Turkish Baths Experience with Hotel Transfers from Bodrum
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Turkish Baths Experience with Hotel Transfers from Bodrum

$20
Per adult
Pamukkale Day Trip from Bodrum
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Pamukkale Day Trip from Bodrum

$53
Per adult
Ephesus & House of The Virgin Mary Day Trip from Bodrum
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Ephesus & House of The Virgin Mary Day Trip from Bodrum

$53
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Food and Wine pairing four course dinner at Karnas Vineyards
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Food and Wine pairing four course dinner at Karnas Vineyards

$102
Per adult
VIP Turkish Bath in Bodrum
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VIP Turkish Bath in Bodrum

$17
Per adult

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