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Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts.

WHERE TO STAY

Titanic Deluxe Bodrum
This upscale, all-inclusive seafront resort is 7 km from Bodrum Dolphin Park and 23 km from Bodrum.
Modern rooms have balconies, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemakers.

Isil Club Bodrum
Featuring a private shingled beach on the Mediterranean Torba Bay, the all-inclusive Işil Club offers contemporary rooms. Located 8 km from Bodrum, it is surrounded with 10 acres of pine forest.

Parkim Ayaz Hotel
Set on the beach on the Aegean coast, this informal all-inclusive hotel is open seasonally. It’s 6 km from Aquapark Dedeman Bodrum.

Ramada Resort Bodrum
Within 2.4 km of Bitez Beach, this chic hilltop hotel overlooking the Aegean Sea is also 3.1 km from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

THINGS TO DO

Pamukkale Hot Springs and Hierapolis Excursion
Combine a visit to UNESCO-listed Pamukkale Hot Springs with time to explore the Roman city of Hierapolis during this full-day excursion from Bodrum. Time travel to this former Roman settlement, exploring landmarks like the baths and ancient necropolis.

Museum of Underwater Archaeology
The rooms and towers of St. Peter’s Castle house this museum, which exhibits several collections of ancient artifacts including relics retrieved from local shipwrecks.

Bodrum Amphitheater
Built sometime during the Hellenistic age, the structure is situated on a hillside over looking the city and was used primarily as a stage for theatrical productions.

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria.

WHERE TO DINE

Windmill Restaurant Degirmen

Memedof

Avlu Bistro Bar

La Tapa

Nazik Ana Restaurant

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