About Bodrum

We offer ferry tickets between Bodrum and Kos

Bodrum is the dreamland of those who answer as “yes” the question “Would you like to go on a holiday after work every day?

Bodrum wins the title of “Saint Tropez of Turkey” by N.Y. Times magazine . Bodrum is an inviting, colorful crowd full of surprises, sometimes a humble wiseacre and a loose wise man, sometimes it is an alone crazy, it is freedom, love; Bodrum is Sun, sea and after all it is history… In short Bodrum is everything and everybody. Because everybody has it is own Bodrum here. Some live a modest, peaceful and quiet life, some live crazily madly. Bodrum is a White that bears all colors and also internalizes them. It rains different here and also the sun rise different and sets completely different. Wind blows different, sea smells else. Bodrum is the naughtiest, the haughtiest, the most inert, the most beautiful, the most honest and the most frank child of Nature Mother. Today, Bodrum is one of the most important centers of trade, art and entertainment as it has been since centuries ago… This coastal town in which traditional and modern life go along hand in hand in an excellent harmony opens it arms for those who want to be acquainted with her and live her.

An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum’s dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas meet.In the center of the city is the Tomb of King Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The town’s charm is well-known, attracting a diverse population of vacationers who stroll along its long palm-lined waterfront, while elegant yachts crowd the marina.

Not far from town, you can swim in absolutely clear, tideless, warm seas. Underwater divers, especially, will want to explore the numerous reefs, caves and majestic rock formations. The waters offer up multicolored sponges of all shapes and sizes, octopi and an immense variety of other aquatic life.

The reputation of Bodrum’s boatyards dates back to ancient times, and today, craftsmen still build the traditional yachts: the Tirhandil with a pointed bow and stern, and the Gullets with a broad beam and rounded stern. The latter, especially, are used on excursions and pleasure trips, and in the annual October Cup Race.

In Bodrum you can enjoy the good service of full board hotels, shopping in the bustling center of the city or relax on the beach. The nightlife is a lively fun until dawn.

Bodrum a town of white houses hung with flowers rising tier on tier against a green hill overlooking a dazzling blue bay quarded by the great medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes. Bodrum has an incredibly rich past. Its position in or near so many of the great civilisations and events of ancient history also makes Halikarnassos – Ancient name of Bodrum – an important centre. Bodrum is one of the most beautiful cosmopolitan and sophisticated holiday resort in Turkey. At any time of the day and night, there is always something going on here.