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Bodrum Turkey

Bodrum Peninsula is situated on the South-West coast of Turkey. The coastline is famed for its clear watersis surrounded by islands. Swimmers and snorkellers will enjoy the deep blue waters crowded with living sponges, star fish and tropical colored fish.

Originally the ancient city of Halikarnassos, Bodrum is an ecclesiastical mixture of everything historic, interesting, relaxing and lively.

Situated between two horse shoe bays Bodrum is home to the magnificent 15th century castle of St Peter with towers, ramparts and leafy courtyards.

In recent years Bodrum has become not only a tourist centre but also a visiting place for famous Turkish and international artists.

Bodrum offers much to do and see, but those interested in relaxing in more subdued environment, over a dozen tranquil lie nearby. The coast of the Bodrum Peninsula is speckled with a wide variety of villages and quiet bays, ranging from the sleepy fishing village charm of Gumusluk to the commercial excitement of Gumbet.

The central harbour is surrounded by shops, cafes, bars and hotels, and dominated by the 15th century historical site of the Castle of St Peter.

Bodrum’s castle was built by the Knights of St. John in the early 15th Century is the site of the Mausoleum (one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World). The Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Amphitheater (The Mausolus started and finally finished by the Romans).

Bodrum is often associated with its nights, as every night during the season is an ecstatic fiesta. Bodrum is well-known for its clubs and discos which present exotic floor-shows with noted artists and latest hits. Dancing in Bodrum is not confined to their premises, frequently spilling into the streets. The world-famous open air Halicarnassus Disco in the bay of Bodrum is the biggest and best in Europe with its laser shows, light and sound systems, and floor-shows.

There area also concerts in the historic Castle or the Amphitheater.

Those who long for the nocturnal scenes however can still find them in the vicinity of Bodrum’s villages and towns.
The main reason Bodrum peninsula is so attractive to domestic and international travellers is the feeling of freedom one experiences. The source of this feeling is due to the attitude of the local inhabitants. They are extremely tolerant and never interfere in the activities of others.

Milas-Bodrum International Airport is situated 30km from Bodrum city centre.
The road to Bodrum from the airport is in excellent condition. International flights are available throughout the year.

AIRPORT

Bodrum-Milas Airport
Phone: (252) 5366595 (4 lines)
Fax: (252) 5366566
SITA: BJVKZTK


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