Bodrum, Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Sophisticated and Vibrant Holiday Resort
Bodrum is a city on the South West coast and Aegean Region of Turkey. Steeped in history, Bodrum town is a popular, sophisticated tourist town and is the main resort and holiday destination within the Bodrum Peninsula. Other resort towns on the Peninsula are Yalikavak, Gundogan, Golturkbuku, Bitez, Gumusluk, Torba, Ortakent and Turgutreis.
Often described as the St Tropez area of Turkey, during the summer months attracting ‘well heeled’ tourists from within Turkey and further afield, also the chosen home for many ex-pat intellectuals, artists, musicians and writers to live and grow their roots. Bodrum is a cosmopolitan area which has a vibrant cultural scene reflected in the town’s shopping malls, high end restaurants and nightlife.
Steeped in History and Culture
Bodrum’s historic Castle is a fortification built by the Knights of St John from 1402 onwards during the Crusades, and sits proudly overlooking Bodrum harbour. A large international marina is home to local gulets and visiting super yachts from all over the world.
Just 20/25 minutes from Bodrum Milas International Airport, Bodrum is an ideal base for those wanting to explore the variety of beaches, atmosphere and culture of neighbouring towns along the peninsula, which are a 15/20 minute drive from each other. The ancient ruins at Ephesus, the thermal pools of Parmukkale (Cotton Castle), or Turtle beach at Dalyan with it's world famous mud baths, can all be reached by road in a day from Bodrum.
Bustling Bazaars to En-Vogue Marinas
Bodrum oozes cosmopolitan vibes, from it's beautiful bays and sensational beaches, to a large yachting fraternity and internationally renowned branded shops in the marina. What's truly exquisite is that it's also retained it's authenticity, with a colourful weekly bazaar, delicious traditional Turkish cuisine and incredible ancient ruins at its heart.