Information Bodrum – Things to know about Bodrum

Below is all the information to better organize your holiday in Bodrum.

Information Bodrum – How to get to Bodrum?

Bodrum-Milas airport is 35 km away from Bodrum and many flight companies operate charter flights to Bodrum in Summer season. There are also Dalaman and Izmir Airports which are 3 hours far from Bodrum. Many holidaymakes are coming to Bodrum via Greece. Between Kos island and Bodrum there are several daily connections by ferry / catamaran.

Where to stay-apartments and hotels in Bodrum

Bodrum town is a very beautiful tourist destination, but in July and August is overfull of tourists. The city center offers high quality accommodation of all types, usually the prices are higher than in the surrounding area. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay,  Bodrum center is not for you.

Bodrum nearest tourist resort is Gumbet. The two locations are virtually united in a single city. Gumbet has no historic center, is a typical resort with sea side promenade, many bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Ideal for young people looking for day and night entertainment. Bitez is a green bay with sandy beach and tourist services for families. The town is located on one of the best coves in the Bodrum peninsula. It also has the longest coast in Bodrum peninsula.

Akyarlar is also a popular holiday resort in Bodrum peninsula, located 13 k. from the central Bodrum and on the most south westerly point of the peninsula. Yalikavak is a nice resortlocated 18 km. from the central Bodrum, on the north west coast of the Bodrum peninsula. Yalikavak is famous for its windmills, mandarins, fresh fish and sponges.

Akyarlar is also a popular holiday resort in Bodrum peninsula, located 13 km from the central Bodrum and on the most south westerly point of the peninsula. Once a small fishing town in Bodrum, Akyarlar now has become one of the most popular resorts in the peninsula. Akyarlar is also the best and the leading destination for windsurfing in Bodrum peninsula. There are other similar resorts Ortakent,  Turgutreis, Gumusluk, Yalikavak, Gundogan, Turkbuku, Golturkbuku and Torba located all around the peninsula.

What to see in Bodrum – the places not to be missed

Turkish hammam is a traditional turkish bath. The most beautiful on the peninsula is called Royala Hammam, but there are several others that offer great turkish bath. Hammam is a great experience to try even on the hottest days of August, a good scrub and massage regenerates the tan.

Bodrum is a great starting point to visit Pamukkale and Efes. Pamukkale, which in Turkish means “cotton castle”, is a natural site, which also includes the Roman city of Hierapolis  built on top of the white castle in an area of 2700 meters length and 160 in height. Ephesus is a vast archaeological site, one of the largest in the Mediterranean. After the historic center of Istanbul, is the most visited site in Turkey.

During your stay in Bodrum do not miss a day trip with traditional gulets. You will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful isolated coves near the city. Those who want to spend the holiday on gulets there is the beautiful Blu Bay of Gokova that can be visited as a weekly cruise.