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Bodrum is one of the first places that comes to mind especially when you think about summer holidays. The city welcomes many tourists not only from Turkey but also from abroad every year and its popularity is increasing day by day.
Bodrum, one of the 13 districts of Muğla, is the gateway of the Aegean to the world with its unique architectural structure, white houses, historical structure and more. Bodrum offers a peaceful and enjoyable holiday to its guests not only in summer but also in other seasons.
Bodrum, which hosts many festivals, concerts, sailing races and dance shows throughout the year, is an indispensable address for those who dream of a perfect holiday.
History of Bodrum
One of the most important holiday destinations in Muğla, Bodrum's history dates back to a long time. According to the Greek scholar Herodotus, the city was founded by the Dorians and was called Halicarnassus. Bodrum, which was home to Caria and Lelegian after the Dors, was later seized by the Megerians, thus expanding the city and taking the name Halicarnassus.
Because of its location and natural beauties, Bodrum wanted to be dominated by many civilizations. Bodrum was dominated by the Romans in 192 BC, by Byzantine in 395 AD, finally by the Turks in the 11th century AD. The city, which was re-occupied by the Byzantine Empire during the First Crusades, re-entered the protection of the Turks in the 14th century. Bodrum's sovereignty story does not end here and the city became the Knights of Rhodes in 1415. Bodrum was dominated by the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent in 1522; after that Bodrum takes its current name after the proclamation of the republic.
As a place that cannot be shared for years, Bodrum interacts with many civilizations. Bodrum is not just a holiday destination and it makes its guests fascinated by its culture and history.
Best Hotels in Bodrum
Bodrum has become one of the indispensable routes of holidaymakers; visitors are amazed again and again with its abundant oxygen chirping air, natural beauties, historical texture and entertaining night life.
Bodrum, which has an intense flow of tourists from abroad as well as from local areas, has a wide range of hotels. Almost all the hotels are operating all year round in Bodrum, which welcomes tourists not only in summer but also in other seasons with its beautiful weather in every season. You can rest assured that you will not have any trouble finding the most suitable option among the hotels that improve the quality of accommodation day by day.
You can easily reach many accommodation options from all-inclusive hotels to boutique hotels, from pensions to apart hotels in Bodrum, which has Turgutreis, Gumbet, Yalikavak, Bitez and many other famous holiday destinations.
If you want to stay in Bodrum’s special white stone houses and experience the spirit of the city, you can prefer boutique hotels. Boutique hotels attract attention with their unique concepts; make you feel like at home and they can make your holiday even more enjoyable with the luxury, comfort and quality they offer.
If you prefer all-inclusive hotels during the holidays, it is possible to find many hotels in Bodrum that provide all kinds of facilities to their customers. Bodrum, which is known for its proximity to amusement parks, the sea, the city center and many other places of interest, welcomes you with it’s all-inclusive hotels for comfortable and luxurious holiday.
If you want to spend your holiday in a hotel with 24 hour room service, gym, meeting room, garden, terrace and more, 5 star Bodrum hotels are perfect match for you. If you dream of a perfect holiday, you can book one of the 5 star hotels.
If you want to think about a quality holiday and not to exceed your budget, we can offer you full board Bodrum hotels where breakfast, lunch and dinner are given by the hotel. If you book early; you can stay in full board hotels that offer comfort and quality service together, at favorable prices.
Places to Visit in Bodrum
Although Bodrum is one of the first places that come to mind when you think about summer holidays, it is not only the trio of sea, sand and sun. There are many ancient cities, historical ruins and museums in Bodrum where great civilizations have wanted to have from past to present. On the one hand you can enjoy the natural beauties of the city and on the other hand you can witness the historical texture of Bodrum, we can say that all your holiday expectations will be fulfilled.
Do you wonder how Bodrum was protected in the past? Then you should visit Bodrum Castle, which is surrounded by sea on three sides. The castle was built by the Knights of Rhodes in the 15th century and used as a church, mosque, bath or even a prison. When you visit the castle, you can also visit the Underwater Museum inside the castle. The museum, which hosts more than 10 thousand works, has a rich collection. Known as the oldest wreck in the world, Uluburun wreck, German tower, East Roman wreck, dungeon are some of the important parts of the museum.
After the historic Bodrum Castle, your second stop may be the Antique Theater to the north of the city. The theater, which was restored in 1960 and opened its doors to many organizations and festivals, has a capacity of approximately 13 thousand. The theater is open every day and is free of charge; you can enjoy the view here.
Speaking of Ancient Theater, Pedasa Antique City, which is approximately 4 kilometers away from the center of Bodrum, can be included in your list of places to visit. The ancient city with domed tombs at the entrance was founded 3500 years ago. The ancient city, also known as Gökçeler Castle, provides information about the city's management and plan. This historical place, which is the combination of Greek and Egyptian architecture, is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. The ruins of the tomb, which was destroyed as a result of the earthquake in 1034, are now exhibited in a protected area.
If you want to end your historical tour and enjoy some deep blue sea, you can turn your route to Bitez. The region, which attracts attention with its blue flag beaches, calm and undulating sea, is located about 10 kilometers from the center. Bitez is quite calm during the day; but is surprisingly vibrant at nights. While enjoying the colorful nightlife, don't forget to taste the city's particular ice creams.
What to Eat in Bodrum?
Bodrum can make you tired with its night, day, entertainment and activities. Luckily, the Aegean's colorful, olive oil and seafood Bodrum cuisine is at your service to store energy. The most delicious dishes of the Aegean cuisine in Bodrum, awaits you magnificent tables.
You can experience many tastes of international cuisine in Bodrum, which welcomes tourists from all over the world,. But if you want to try local delicacies, there are many places where you can taste the famous local dishes of the city.
We're sure you've tasted Bodrum's famous vegetable doner in many places outside Bodrum. Now it's time to eat vegetable doner in its original place. Doner is distinguished from the others by means of spices and fenugreek. If you're tired of expensive menus but still want to snack something delicious, you can try the doner with vegetables.
How about an intimate village breakfast where everything is natural and homemade? There are many breakfast restaurants in Bodrum where you can enjoy the scenery and long chats with your friends. You can also crown your natural village breakfast with the famous Bitez ice cream. You should try different options of ice cream such as honey, almond, tangerine.
We need to mention about the mandarins of Bodrum, which is the special district of the Aegean. Bodrum mandarin is distinguished from other mandarins by its smell, taste and even its shape; soda, lokum, jam sweetens the food.
Nightlife in Bodrum
Bodrum, which is one of the most colorful holiday places of the area, has entertainment venues for all ages. Offering DJ performances, live music, karaoke nights, chapters and more, Bodrum's night is as lively as the day.
The entertainment venues in the center of the city serve until the early hours of the morning. We can say that the entertainment is almost never ended in Bodrum nights where live music is accompanied by dance shows and light games. Bodrum is constantly renewing itself and new venues are continued to be opened with its ever increasing popularity.
If your sense of entertainment favors calm, we may take you out of the city center. Especially in Gümüşlük and Yalıkavak, there are more quiet entertainment venues than the center. There are many restaurants where you can enjoy the unique tastes of Aegean cuisine while chatting with your friends with the light music playing at the back. If you want to have a calm and peaceful view of Bodrum, you can visit Gumusluk or Yalikavak.