Bodrum town; (the ancient city of Halicarnassus-1200b.c.) is centered around the old Castle of St. Peter which was called Zephyrion in antiquity. Today the Castle houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology which is acknowledged as the First and the Best of its kind with a beautiful botanical garden.
There are many small villages where you can find the green land covered with tangerines, olives and pine trees overlooking dazzling blue bays where the Aegean & the Mediterranean Seas meet. All seaside villages have long sandy beaches with crystal clear waters for swimming & water sports, sea-side restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels and pensions. A number of seaside villages line up along the coast of the peninsula. Every one of these will welcome the visitor with traditional hospitality and offer variant accommodation, eating and entertainment places and above all dreamlike turquoise sea and abundant sun.
Bodrum is the main entertainment and shopping centre and all roads from villages and towns on the peninsula inevitably leads to Bodrum. There are regular minibus services between Bodrum and the towns/villages on the peninsula. Reaching Bodrum from abroad is easy enough as Milas airport is only 30 minutes drive away. Turkish Airlines has regular flights to/from Bodrum during the winter months as well as in summer.
To reach Bodrum from any other city in Turkey is also very easy as dozens of bus companies operate to/from Bodrum all year round. Bodrum is also an important sailing centre where sailing regattas are held. There are two more well equipped modern marinas in Turgutreis and Yalikavak.
Whatever is your quest; may that be a cheap or an expensive holiday, quiet or lively entertaining existence, historical curiosity visits or blue voyages you will find it in Bodrum. Your health will also be taken good care of in modern hospitals on the peninsula.
Furnished villas are available weekly or monthly. Many experienced travel agencies offer airline and ferry ticket sales, boat and car rentals and opportunities to visit the Historical Sites in the Aegean and also provide fully equipped yachts for Blue Voyages. There are full range of professionally supervised adventure and incentive activities in the area.
You can taste various popular world cuisines including of course Turkish and sea-food from simple meals to gourmet feasts. Also fast food, Cafes and Patisseries are available all over the town. Cool evenings are the best time for shopping.
Night life in Bodrum is as lively and diverse as you would expect. Besides the lively, fast changing and joyful variations of the peninsula, there is a hidden side which may intrigue the visitor; the silence of harmony in the mystical landscapes along shores and up on hills. If you can catch this feeling and once you feel yourself a part of it, then you’ll be forever besotted by it.