Area Guide – Bodrum, Turkey

Located on the South-West coast of Turkey, the region of Bodrum is fast cementing itself as a destination favoured by both celebrities, and visitors wanting to make the most of what is being coined ‘The Turkish Riviera’.

Offering visitors a laid back vibe, combined with a chic European feel, Bodrum benefits from a wealth of things to do. From uncovering its history in Bodrum’s many museums and historic buildings to enjoying a family day at Victoria’s fun centre, where children can ride ponies while parents relax at the pool, you are certain to find something to fill your days.

Food and Drink

Bodrum offers a plethora of exciting places to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere.

For those who enjoy an upmarket experience, the Marina Yacht Club offers a sea view, signature dishes by an award winning chef, and on occasion live music. Head to Yalikavak Marina to enjoy well known high-end eateries such as Nobu and Sait. Try the Secret Garden restaurant, attached the celebrity hang out Halikarnas, which was designed by Jade Jagger.
To enjoy an authentic Turkish experience, visit Bodrums busy Meyhane Sokak. A meyhane is a traditional Turkish bar or restaurant and there are plenty to choose from. Feast on hot and cold traditional meze.
For fantastic fish and seafood, head to Gümüşlük, a peaceful fishing village where you can dine by the water’s edge, choosing fish directly from the fisherman’s crate.

Historical Attractions

Two of the original wonders of the world are in Bodrum – the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the remains of the Temple of Artemis at the huge Greek and Roman city of Ephesus.
Visit Bodrum Castle – built in the 1400’s by the Knights of St John, this oceanfront castle also houses the underwater archaeology museum which displays artefacts uncovered from the depths of the sea.

Beaches

Whether you are looking to discover your own quiet piece of paradise, or prefer your beach with a little more action, the Bodrum area is famed for it’s range of beaches. Yahsi Beach offers crystal clear waters to dip your toes in, and thanks to it’s open bay area, is one of the cleanest beaches in Bodrum.

Enjoy water sports? Fener beach benefits from great conditions to kite and windsurfing thanks to the wind conditions.

Shopping

When it comes to shopping, there are a great range of places for you to enjoy, whatever your shopping style.
Meander through the pedestrian area surrounding Bodrum Castle, where you will find a mixture of clothing, jewellery, arts and crafts and souvenir shops and stalls to suit most tastes. Bodrum’s indoor market is held twice a week, and on Friday hosts a huge fruit and veg market where you can source exiting Turkish spices and foods. If designer brands are more your style – head over to the Yalikavak Marina, where you will find premium designer brands including Rolex, Missoni, and many more.

Whether you are coming to Bodrum to enjoy it’s chic side, or to lay back and relax, you are sure to find plenty to keep you entertained.

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