Bodrum, a world-renowned top holiday destination in Turkey, is a peninsula located in the southwest Aegean Region. Bodrum which is a district of Mugla is considered as paradise for tourists featuring charming neighborhoods, various ancient sites for sightseeing, exquisite bays, turquoise sea, mild Mediterranean climate, modern transportation and a vibrant night life.
Book your Bodrum holidays with Olympic Holidays and find a charming and fascinating little port, 270 kms south of Izmir, on the Aegean coast of Turkey. The inhabitants of Bodrum are around 30,000 and earn their living by fishing, boat-building, agriculture, weaving (the village Mumcular is famous for its carpets, kilims and other weavings) and tourism, which has become the most important industry in the last few years.
One of the unique features of Bodrum as a holiday resort is that in addition to the active recreational opportunities available by day and the unequalled Bodrum nightlife, so many more tranquil bays, beaches and villages are available to enjoy.
Who goes to Bodrum?
Bodrum holidays suit those interested in an historically interesting location with beautiful scenery and lots of attractions.
The heart of the town is set around the harbour, where shops, bars and restaurants jostle together in the narrow streets of the town. One of the unique features of Bodrum as a holiday resort is that in addition to the active recreational opportunities available by day and the unequalled Bodrum nightlife there are many more tranquil bays, secluded beaches and traditional villages to enjoy.
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Things To Do
Popular activities for those taking holidays in Bodrum include:-
- Horse riding
- River rafting
- Deep sea diving/li>
Bodrum Holidays - Excursions
Boat Trip: Turkey is world famous with her magnificent coastline and here is your chance to see turquoise bays yourself. Visit to the several deep blue bays for a swim and marvellous caves and islands. It will be an unforgettable and relaxing day of your holiday.
Turkish Bath: Something not to miss! Like the Roman baths of old, the baths are a social occasion where friends meet to chat and relax. It takes all your stress off and gives you shiny clean skin with scrub and foam massages.
Dalyan - Turtle Beach: Cruise along the coast to the mouth of Dalyan River and Turtle Beach breeding ground of the loggerhead turtles. View magnificent Rock Tombs carved into the cliff-side. Experience the miracle mud bath of Dalyan for smooth and shiny skin.
Jeep Safari: The jeep safari is a must for everyone who wants to face Turkey in an adventure way. You will drive through small villages, mountains and nature.
Turkish Delight: Turkish cuisine hospitality at its best followed by spectacular array of Turkish entertainment. Firstly you will meet the colourful folk dancers from the rural arcos and exquisite belly dancer.
Tandem Paragliding: Fethiye - Oludeniz is unique paragliding area in the world. Watch the spectacular scenery of Oludeniz Lagoon. You will find a chance to get unrivalled photos of the beautiful coastline.
Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House: A day in one of the ancient world's wonders. Walk on the marble streets of Ephesus and see remains of the Living Ancient City! And see the Virgin Mary's house where she had spent her last days.
Things To See
Mausoleum: This is Bodrum's oldest antiquity and was built by Artemisia II in honour of her husband King Mausolus. The monumental tomb became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After the Mausoleum was destroyed by an earthquake in the 12th century, an exhibition about what the Mausoleum probably looked like, together with a large model, provide a vivid lesson on the history of the area which was then called Halicarnassus.
Amphi Theatre: The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum. Situated in the hillside overlooking Bodrum this theatre whose capacity is around 13.000 was built during the Carian reign in the Hellenistic age (330 - 30 BC.). The theatre consists of three different sections: a place for the audience, a place for an orchestra and the stage. It became an open-air museum after the excavations in 1973.
St. Peter's Castle: The most prominent feature of Bodrum is the castle of St. Peter. The castle's origins date back to the knights of St. John but now it is one of the finest museums in this region where you get wonderful views of the town and sea, are several mighty towers, a chapel, dungeon and Turkish bath, all set in gardens and linked by steep steps and passageways.
Visit Ephesus: This site is about 160 km North of Bodrum can be reached in approximately two and a half hours by bus. A city once renowned throughout the Classical world as a major trading port, a metropolis of some 250,000 inhabitants and a religious and cultural center. It was also the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.