A Charming and attractive little port located on the southern coast of Bodrum Penninsula, Bodrum is a Turkish city in Mugla Province. In the ancient times, Bodrum was called the Halicarnassus of Caria. The Tomb of Mausolus, Mausoleum of Mausolus or Mausoleum, which was built between 353 and 350 BC is mentioned as one of the Antipater of Sidon’s Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Today Bodrum is a well-known tourist destination and is also an international center for yachting. The Bodrum Castle, built in the 15th century looks out over the International Marina and the harbor. The Castle also hosts a few cultural festivals throughout the year.
Geographically situated in the southwest corner of the Aegean region of Turkey, Bodrum has got an excellent climate and a beautiful coastline. The city rests on the ancient city of Halicarnassus. In recent times due to its historical importance and natural beauty, Bodrum has become a popular tourist destination.
In Early days, Bodrum was a town of fishermen and sponge divers. Then gradually, Bodrum started attracting people with artistic backgrounds, who decided to stay in the town. Now Bodrum hosts many poets, singers and artists, hence it is famous for art and culture since the ancient days.
Bodrum is becoming a popular second home destination for investors from Turkey as well Europe. There is a considerable increase in real estate investment from foreign as well domestic customers
Tourism is the main asset of Bodrum. Due to its active nightlife and beautiful coastline, Bodrum has become the main spot for the tourists. It is also famous for shopping leather goods.
Golf is also picking up in the city. There are a lot of brand new golf courses being built on the Bodrum peninsula. Along with Golf, Yachting is also in demand in the city.
The cheapest and best way to travel around the city is by Dolmus. Dolmus is like a shared taxi or minibus that departs frequently from particular bus stations to all the famous destinations. HAVAS coaches operate passenger transport services between airports and city centers by shuttles.
Bodrum city is considered to be very safe and petty crime rate is quite low compared to other famous destinations in Europe. Still it is recommended to keep small and expensive items out of reach and avoid displaying valuable items.
The city of Bodrum falls under Mediterranean climate zones that maintain a mild winter and very warm summer seasons. Spring and autumn are the popular seasons to visit Bodrum city as the climate remains pleasant and the evenings become a little colder. Rainfall and showers are rare in the summer but quite high during the winter seasons.