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Top 6 Things to do in and around Bodrum

Bodrum, Turkey has a fascinating history as an exile city where prisoners were sent. After the “Fisherman of Halicarnassus” did his time, he invited all his artist friends to the city. By the mid-forties it was a bohemian nightlife paradise.

Bodrum Castle of The Knights of St. John

This incredibly preserved medieval castle is also the fantastic Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Find yourself living the history of ancient mariners.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Maybe some of the oldest ruins you ever get to see, this tomb was built around 350 BC by the famous ancient Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene.

Bitez Beach

This sleepy beach is the perfect place to relax. Have a drink at one of restaurants or take a nap on one of the public sunbeds.

Camel Beach

Unlike Bitez, a rock beach, Camel Beach offers long stretches of white sand. Its waters are clear and electric blue, making it the perfect snorkel spot.

Kara Ada

Literally “black island” for its jet black ashy beaches, this series of islands is great for yacht hopping. Its mineral waters and muds are said to have healing powers.


Turkey is truly a wonderful country to hit the road. Drive a half hour west to find Turgutreis, known for its 5 kilometers of white sand beaches.

Planning your Bodrum visit

Ask Before Photographing

Many Bodrum residents will refuse to be photographed because of their religious beliefs, so it is especially important to ask before snapping all those beach pictures.

Take off Your Shoes

It’s always appropriate to take off your shoes when entering a private residence or mosque.

Dress Code: What to Wear

The city can be quite traditional, so use discretion when wearing shorts, skirts, sleeveless shirts, and bright colors.

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Turkish Lira (₺)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    From May until October the temperatures are warm and great for visiting the beach, but bear in mind that the hottest months are July and August, when the city's population nearly doubles due to the influx of visitors!

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