Turkey’s vibrant resort in the south west is known for its glamorous yachts, non-stop nightlife and medieval sites. Bodrum attracts a diverse crowd of families and couples, and during the summer months, café’s, clubs and restaurants are full of life.
If you’re looking for some fun things to do and see while on holiday, here are our top picks…
Take a boat trip around the peninsula
Bodrum welcomes waves of day-trippers on cruises, so why not head to the waters too? There are a range of boat trips you can do that will explore the coast with opportunities to swim in the crystal clear sea.
Go on a jeep safari tour
Get off the beaten track for a day and discover the unspoilt natural beauty of the area, high up in the mountains. The tours often include a guide, lunch and multiple stop offs to take in the views or meet local people. It’s a sure way to get your adrenalin pumping too!
Explore the Old Town
Just behind the Caste of St. Peter – another top sight to visit – is Bodrum’s Old Town. Meander through narrow alleys between whitewashed buildings, stop off a local café or gift shop, or simply use it as a great photo opportunity.
Take a day trip to Ephesus
The journey takes around three hours by bus to the UNESCO-listed Ephesus, once a major Greek and Roman port city. The site is composed of the remains of the Library of Celsus, Temple of Artemis and the Great Theatre. You can enjoy a guided tour of the site and learn all about its remarkable history.
Visit Bitez Beach
The sandy Bitez Bay is a wonderful place to unwind, just 6km from Bodrum. Backed by olive and citrus groves, the spacious beach has sun loungers, hammocks and an array of cosy restaurants and café’s to choose from. Bitez Beach is also popular for watersports such as windsurfing thanks to its calm, shallow waters. Bitez village is only 2km stroll away.
Explore Gumbet’s nightlife
Just a 10 minute drive from Bodrum’s centre, the party town of Gumbet has a reputation for its nightlife and watersports. From cosy bars to bigger clubs along Gumbet Bars Street, you’ll find everything you need here for a fun night out.