Bodrum is a charming and fascinating little port, 270km south of Izmir, on the Aegean coast of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, it faces the Greek island of Kos and at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gokova.
The center of an administrative district, Bodrum, has a permanent population of some 30,000 and stands on the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus, once the capital of the kingdom of Caria. Located in the southwest corner of the Aegean region of Turkey, Bodrum is a major tourist attraction due to its beautiful coastline, excellent climate and a plethora of proximate sites of historical importance and natural beauty.
Visitors to this marvelous holiday resort should take a small walk to appreciate the various boats and yachts in the harbour, experience the unforgettable smell of the sea, explore the narrow streets adorned with colorful bougainvillea and the tranquility of the white-washed houses you can find everywhere. Besides the famous St. Peters Castle there are many other things to see in the direct surroundings of this lovely town, like the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the ancient amphitheatre or the Ottoman shipyard. Strolling along the most popular streets, like Cumhuriyet Caddesi (also known as Barstreet), visitors becoming immersed in a blend of native and cosmopolitan culture that is Bodrum today. Here small boutiques offer latest music hits, hand-made leather sandals are crafted; Turkish fezzes and harem slippers are sold side by side with American baseball caps and T-shirts bearing well known logos and humorous or bawdy slogans.
Well known celebrities come from far and wide to entertain and be entertained in Bodrum. You too can become a part of the sizzling Bodrum nightlife and experience all the delights it has to offer.