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A charm lies in its picturesque crescents and white-washed houses – the port city of Bodrum is a year-round travel resort. Nestled in the Western coast of Turkey, on a peninsula, it has developed into "Turkey's St. Tropez", fully living up to the name. Bodrum is significantly more than just sun, sand and sea, and today the town is one of the most important centres of trade, art and entertainment. This charming coastal town is a perfect example of traditional and modern life going along hand in hand in perfect harmony.

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Bodrum Amphitheater
Antique Theatre Yeniköy, Çevre Yolu Kıbrıs Şehitleri, Bodrum

A stunning example of the greatness of the ancient city of Halikarnassus (present Bodrum), the amphitheater dates back to the 4th century BC and overlooks the Aegean Sea. This Bodrum landmark, one of the best preserved structures of ancient Halikarnassus is reachable by walk from the city center.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Tepecik, Bodrum

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassis is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still around. Few know what the mausoleum really looked like, but it is believed that the famous sculptor, Skopas, was responsible for parts of the decoration, but it was certainly extravagant. Today, the visitor can only see the remains of the building’s walls, as it was destroyed by earthquakes.

Marina Yacht Club Restaurant
Marina Yacht Club, Bodrum

An upscale restaurant located at Bodrum Marina, the Marina Yacht Club boasts an Italian-inspired menu with a sophisticated touch. The atmospheric setting along with an unrivaled location that overlooks the port, create the ideal atmosphere for an elegant dining experience.

Club Gümüşlük
Gümüşlük Yalısı, Gümüşlük, Bodrum

On the Aegean coast, immediately to the left of the harbour is this restaurant with the same name as the village. They serve traditional Turkish and Aegean cuisine and the fish is guaranteed fresh.

Oasis Shopping Centre
Emin Anter Bulvarı,Kıbrıs Şehitleri Caddesi, Bodrum

An open-air bazaar that houses both local and international stores, Oasis Shopping center satisfy any fashion cravings. Featuring a good variety of restaurants along with a bowling alley and a kids playground, it certainly is a perfect way to spend an afternoon of shopping.

Vegetables and Fruit Market
Central Bus station, Bodrum

Bodrum shopping´s scene is entirely dedicated to fruit and vegetables on both Thursday and Friday, when the city holds one of the richest food market in the peninsula. Products are fresh and grown locally thanks to the warm Anatolian weather, ranging from wild herbs to oranges and mushrooms.

Milas – Bodrum Airport
Milas – Bodrum Airport

Milas-Bodrum was built in 1997 and lies 36 km east of Bodrum. It is used by both regular and chartered flights. To get to Bodrum city centre you can either take a taxi or the airport bus which is called Havas Airport Bus. The journey from the airport to Bodrum bus station takes approxiamtely 1 hour. For more information regarding Havas bus service, check If you are looking for a taxi, plentiful choices are offered at the international and Domestic arrivals.

Public Transport

Taking a dolmus is the best way to get around in Bodrum. These are minibuses – or large taxis – that depart when they’re full and stop where required. Buses leave from Bodrum bus terminal and run between Turgutreis-Yalikavak and Bodrum. They can be hailed as they pass.

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