The city lies on the southern edge of the Bodrum Peninsular, meaning that a holiday to Bodrum is a tale of two halves. On the one hand there is the glorious Mediterranean Sea, the weather for which it is famous and numerous glinting beaches. And on the other hand there is a city of over 35,000 filled with culture, history and character. For days at the beach you’ll need to head to Gumbet, which is Bodrum’s neighbour. You’ll find many yachts circling the town, giving it an upmarket and chic feel. Bodrum also had a great range of late night bars and clubs, should you be seeking a late night.
People have lived in this port town for over 2,500 years and it, like much of Turkey, has been influenced over time by numerous cultures. Split up over a number of bays, which make for ideal natural ports, the town's focus is evidently out to sea, with hundreds of boats at anchor ready for their next trip.