The stunning Bodrum Peninsula caters for all manner of travelers which is why millions flood to the region each year. For those holidaymakers looking for a subdued and relaxing atmosphere amongst enchanting villages and quiet bays, to those looking for a vibrant nightlife, Bodrum is sure to impress. The area is built on ancient relics meaning it’s steeped in deep history. Its international marinas, famous sites and delicious dining make it the tourist hub of the Aegean Coast.
The Bodrum peninsula offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit all travelers. From traditional pensions, private apartments or luxury five star hotels, all budgets and preferences can be catered for. Despite earning the moniker ‘Turkey’s Cote d’Azur’, the Bodrum Peninsula has managed to retain its peaceful and unassuming charm. Those looking to enjoy the simple things; sea views, seafood and wine will not be disappointed.
Many of the towns and villages on the peninsula have weekly open-air markets which sell a variety of goods from fresh fruit and veg, textiles, tourist trinkets and fake designer clothes. From souvenir shops to luxury boutiques along the marina, shopping hungry travelers will find a whole host of ways to spend their money and the colourful wares and delicious fragrances along the way will make shopping a delight.
Bodrum’s dining scene offers a plethora of choice that caters for nearly all food preferences from traditional to international dishes. The traditional Turkish cuisine is exceptional in the region, with travelers able to sample kebabs, traditional mezes and sweet pastries from a huge number of restaurants and stalls along the promenade. A Turkish trip wouldn’t be complete without sampling some delicious Turkish delight at a local café or tavern.
Whilst Bodrum is seen by many as a relaxing summer getaway, with perfectly clear waters and sunshine, the area also boasts an incredibly deep history and even plays host to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Visitors can explore the ancient relics at Bodrum Castle, watch the yachts come in, or meander through a peaceful cove to keep busy.
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