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Cheap holidays to Bodrum

The name of Bodrum has changed many times over the years. The city was initially called Halikarnassus by the satrap Mausollos. After his death – in 352 BC – he was buried in the mausoleum, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Halikarnassos eventually became Petronion, which then became Bodrum in Turkish. In the 1920's, Bodrum was so remote that it was used as a place of exile. Perhaps this is why the city attracted artists and bohemians, and in the 1970’s, Bodrum developed into "Turkey’s St. Tropez," with a busy entertainment and night life. Numerous Turkish celebrities own holiday apartments throughout the city.

The city centre is small and easy to navigate, and most attractions are within walking distance. The city’s main street runs parallel with the coast, and the sea is never far away in Bodrum.

Even though Bodrum has developed into a jet-set favorite, it’s easy for the “ordinary” tourist to wander through the wonderful nature and find the popular sights in the city and get excited by the sheer abundance of history on display.

Bodrum is an intriguing vacation spot, boasting everything from highly interesting historical sights to beachfront relaxation spots for the sun thirsty. The close proximity to the Aegean sea provides ample opportunities to explore the waters, the reefs and caves, whereas the fascinating ruins of the ancient city of Halikarnassus still enchants travelers with its rich history and magical charm.

The popular holiday resort of Bodrum, called Halicarnassus in ancient times, is the South Aegean's most attractive resort, described by Homer as 'the land of eternal blue'. The hillside is covered in painted villas adorned with bougainvillea, narrow streets wind their way down to the sea, and the peaceful setting of its twin harbours offer shelter for yachts.

Bodrum is a mustering point for local boats offering tailor-made daytrips to nearby islands or the pristine beaches and seaside restaurants along the magnificent coastline. From its position between the two harbours, the 15th century crusader Castle of St Peter dominates every part of the town, now home to the fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The other Bodrum holiday attraction is the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the crumbling remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

As Turkey's leading seaside holiday destination, Bodrum is packed with foreign visitors in summer. Yet, it remains unspoilt and retains its charming Turkish character, perfecting the balance between authenticity and tourist comforts. Here, exotic bazaars, the wailing cry of the muezzin and ancient history, seamlessly blend with popular water sports, sunbathing and a nightlife that is notorious throughout Turkey.

Bathed by the Aegean Sea, Bodrum boasts a culinary history deeply intertwined with fishermen´s traditions and a blend of Eastern and Western influences. In addition, the peninsula where the city rises flourishes with a wealth of flora, donating to the local cuisine an extra touch of wild herbs and traditional spices.

The quaint Neyzen Tevfik Street, encloses the port in an abundance of restaurants and bars where to tuck in. Mostly serving traditional Turkish cuisine, they offer a great glimpse into the city´s ´gourmand´s favorites which normally includes a perfectly spiced main course of meat or fish, and a side of bread which is unavoidable at a Turkish table.

The blue Aegean waters that wash the beaches of the peninsula on which Bodrum is perched lend themselves admirably to a vast range of watersports, from scuba diving to windsurfing and jet-skiing. Local operators can be found all over the area, renting out equipment, arranging excursions or offering lessons. Aquatic thrills are also on offer at the town's two waterparks.

Those who grow tired of the sea and sand can go hiking; local walking clubs offer programmes (generally not in the height of the summer season when it is too hot). There are numerous ways to get out of town and explore the enchanting villages, bays and historic sites in the area. The Castle of St Peter, Bodrum Amphitheatre, and windmills are all popular attractions. Either hire a car, motor-bike, or bicycle; take a boat/hydrofoil trip; book an organised excursion; a jeep safari; or simply hop on a dolmus (mini-bus). An absolute 'must' is to enjoy a hamam (Turkish bath), complete with massage, to soothe the cares away. The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology has won many awards for its fascinating displays, including the famous Uluburun Shipwreck.

Let your feet dangling (almost) in water at one of the numerous seafront bars down Cumhuriyet Caddesi, the vibrant heart of the city´s nightlife, or dance your way through the Turkish club scene at one of the establishments sparsely located in town - the idle port city of Bodrum transforms itself into a feast for party animals, seeing an abundance of bars and clubs to suit all party-cravings.

 

Çapaci Hotel Unrated
Property Location With a stay at Çapaci Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Bodrum, steps from Zeki Muren Arts Museum and minutes from Bodrum Beach. This hotel is within close proximity of Bodrum Maritime Museum and French Tower. Rooms Make yourself..
This boutique hotel is situated by the coast of Torba, maintaining a well kept setting, with only a 10-minute drive from Bodrum’s centre and 30 minutes from the airport. At the La Boutique Alkoclar, you can start your morning with a fresh swim..
This luxurious boutique hotel is located in the historical area of Bodrum, close to the Myndos Gate and just 1 km away from Bodrum's city centre. It offers guests culture and ambience which blend seamlessly with modern day and historical sites. The resort..
Bodrum Boutique style and special hotel; Historic Castello di Akyarlar Boutique Stone Beach recreation and vacation word literally is used, the stress sevilmedig and autumn and winter nature by living in fish and crete grasses consuming weight importer..
Cotton Boutique Unrated
Amenities: A La Carte Restaurant, Air Conditioned, Bar, Breakfast Room, Car Rental, Dining Room, Non-Smoking Rooms, Pets Not Allowed, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet Access
Overlooking the Bodrum Castle, it is easy to capture the city's excitement, energy and cultural diversity from the comfort of this property. Whether for business or pleasure, this hotel guarantees the utmost in luxury, ambiance and cuisine. It offers..
House 2 km from Yalikavak: Beautiful, comfortable villa. 2 km from the centre of Yalikavak, 29 km from the centre of Bodrum, 200 m from the sea, 300 m from the beach. In the house: washing machine. 3-room villa 90 m2. Comfortable and beautiful furnishings:..
This boutique hotel is located close to Torba Bay on an idyllic hillside setting. The hotel is surrounded by aromatic bougainvillea and olive trees. The cosmopolitan, popular resort of Bodrum is situated just 8.5 km away, while links to the public transport..
This superb boutique beach hotel enjoys a stunning location on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the bay. Just 850 metres from the town centre of Golturkbuku, this stunning hotel sits on the boardwalk and offers direct access to a sprawling stretch of..
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