Located in the Aegean region of southwest Turkey, Bodrum is a popular holiday resort town. Known as the St. Tropez of Turkey, it has become the playground of the rich and famous as well as ordinary holiday makers because of how cheap the airfare to Bodrum is. While Bodrum itself is an upmarket and vibrant area, the neighboring towns are traditional fishing villages, which provide visitors with a lot of variety.
Bodrum has its own airport, the Milas-Bodrum Airport, which serves Bodrum and the surrounding areas. The airport accepts direct international flights to Bodrum during summer, but in the winter visitors need to fly via Istanbul.
After arriving on your Bodrum flight, there are several taxis at the airport to transport you to your hotel. Hiring a taxi in Bodrum is similar to other cities—the cost of the trip is calculated by distance.
There are other means of transportation such as a minibus, called Dolmus, and local buses to help you move around. There are bus stops where buses can be boarded; they service all parts of Bodrum. Dolmus’ run later than buses, often as late as 2 a.m.
Bodrum is surrounded by the Aegean Sea and has its own harbor and a number of beautiful bays and beaches, making it a vacation hotspot. Aside from its sunshine, sandy beaches, and turquoise sea water, Bodrum has a lot of history. For a taste of this, visit Bodrum Castle. Visitors can learn to scuba dive in the many safe bays available, while experienced divers can explore the artifacts and archaeology from ancient civilizations found in Bodrum’s seas.
Taking a Blue voyage is another attraction exclusive to Bodrum, as the uniqueness of the Bodrum Peninsula is one of the main reasons why many people visit. There are daily boat trips available so everyone can explore the Aegean and Mediterranean shores.
Bodrum has countless shops, bars, and restaurants that line the streets under the spectacular Bodrum Castle. Bodrum is also famous for its Tuesday market, which is loved by tourists; it is a place to get local products like colorful fabrics, carpets, clothing, spices, and much more.
Nightclubs, cafes and restaurants stay open all night, so the party goes on till morning. Bodrum was voted the second best place to have a night out because it has more bars per area than any resort town in Turkey. For a night to remember in Bodrum, check out Bar Street, a mile-long street full of bars that run parallel to the sea. Book a cheap flight to Bodrum today to experience the beauty and excitement of this Turkish town!