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BodrumTurkey

Greek ruins and Christian castles stand alongside seaside hotels and umbrella-lined beaches in this resort town built on an ancient city.

The home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Bodrum is now one of the world’s richest historical sites. Museums, archaeological digs and ancient artifacts are scattered throughout the city. Additionally, Bodrum is a resort town that attracts thousands of tourists every year to its beachside hotels. Enjoy both modern luxuries and ancient wonders in this city on the Aegean Sea.

More than two millennia ago, Bodrum was the Greek city of Halicarnassus. In the 4th century B.C., a 164-foot (50-meter) high tomb was built here forKing Mausolus. It was later named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus to see a scale model of the marble tomb alongside many pieces from its pillars and reliefs.

Bodrum Castle, which rests on a peninsula south of the city, was built in large part from stones taken from the ruined mausoleum. Pay to enter this 15th-century structure built by Christian crusaders. Today, the castle houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which exhibits well-preserved relics taken from dig sites and shipwrecks from around the area.

Further ancient artifacts can be found in the northern hills of the city. Catch a concert at the 4th century B.C. Amphitheatre or climb up into the only remaining portion of the Halicarnassus city wall at Myndos Gate.

Spend a day enjoying the Aegean Sea. Walk the long beach lining Gumbet Bay. Swim in the protected waters of the small Bardakci Beach, featuring umbrellas and sun loungers provided by the neighboring seaside resort. Book a spot on a dive boat to explore the local waters. Colorful fish, shipwrecks and even underwater plane wrecks can be found nearby.

Visit Bodrum during the mild months between November and April for the most pleasant experience. Reach the city through the Milas-Bodrum Airport, which is 21 miles (33 kilometers) north of town. Flights from Istanbul arrive here daily. Take a taxi into Bodrum from the airport. Most of the city’s historical attractions are closed on Mondays, but the beaches are always open.

Where to stay in Bodrum

Top hotels in Bodrum

Yalikavak Marina Beach Hotel
Yalikavak Marina Beach Hotel
Merkez Mah., Cokertme Cd. No:6/4, Yalikavak Beldesi, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is Rs11,319 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb

Located in Bodrum, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Yalıkavak Marina, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Yalikavak Windmills and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)
Never again

"Good: Room Clean Bad: Worst beach in bodrum Loud music 24/7 Service"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

Yalikavak Marina Beach Hotel
Lujo Hotel - All Inclusive
Lujo Hotel - All Inclusive
Kuyucak Mevkii Mahallesi, Bodrum, Bodrum
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This Bodrum resort is on the beach, 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Vita Park Golf Club, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Torba Beach and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Bar Street and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)

"Very nice luxurious clean relaxing hotel"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Lujo Hotel - All Inclusive
The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
5 out of 5
Yokusbasi Mahallesi Suluhasan, Caddesi no.18, Bodrum, Mugla
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,011 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Bodrum City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bodrum Farmers' Market and Bodrum Beach. Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Castle are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (356 reviews)
lovely hotel

"A lovely hotel, excellent staff. Very nice swimming pool. Very good restaurant with beautiful views over the city. A free shuttle bus to a very pleasant beach resort which leaves at 11.30 and returns at 17.00. Only aspect to be aware of is that it is 15 minute walk to the main city centre and marina, ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bodrum

Alya Sierra Bodrum
Alya Sierra Bodrum
Torba Mah., Aycicegi Cad 3016, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is Rs20,890 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Situated near the beach, this villa is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Torba Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Bodrum Farmers' Market. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle are also ...

Alya Sierra Bodrum
The Elysium Miramar Bodrum
The Elysium Miramar Bodrum
Kibris Sehitleri Cad, Yokusbasi Mah, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is Rs15,632 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Bodrum City Center, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodrum Farmers' Market and Bodrum Beach. Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay at The Elysium Miramar. The villa (N1) we had was nice, just needs a little TLC. It was quiet and very relaxing."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

The Elysium Miramar Bodrum
Jasmin Elite Residence
Jasmin Elite Residence
Eski çesme Mah., Osman Nuri Bilgin Cad. No:54, Bodrum
The price is Rs3,350 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Bodrum City Center, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodrum Windmills and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"Modern kitchens, lots of space and lovely quiet pool Area"…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Jasmin Elite Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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