Bodrum Travel Guide

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Bodrum Things to Do

  • St. Peter Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bodrum Castle (Bodrum Kalesi), located in southwest Turkey in the city of Bodrum, was built by the Knights Hospitaller starting in 1402 as the Castle of St. Peter. Sir Thomas Docwra was one time captain of the castle. In 1522 when faced by attack from Sultan Suleiyman, the Grand Master of the Hospitallers ordered the Castle to be repaired. In...

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  • Blue Voyage

    I would like to thanks a lot to dear captain and crew for the wonderful charter holiday that we had on Cobra King from Bodrum. Yacht, crew, service, foods, water sports,everything were memorable for us. Especially, chef cooks very well and tastefully of traditional Turkish foods and international cuisine. For sure when we come back we ask for mega...

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  • Turgutreis

    Named after the Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis, this municipality in the Bodrum peninsula is a quiter one compared to Bodrum city. About 25 kms from Bodrum and has a good stretch of clean beach which is less congested than Bodrum. Few nice restaurants and bars beside the main square near the small marina and beachfront. There's also the popular...

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Bodrum Hotels

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Bodrum Restaurants

  • Seafood

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Bodrum Fener Restaurant is located in Bodrum Milta Yacht Club. Me and my family went there in summer 2011. Its view was good. But it had an awful service. The waitresses didn't interested in us. We had to wait for 30 minutes just for a waitress come near us but at last we left the restaurant. No one apologized from us for being waited. I will...

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  • Fastfood

    4 out of 5 stars

    This restaraunt on the sea front provides steaks etc. and multi national quisine. The staff are very friendly and make your stay a pleasant one, nothing is too much trouble for them. The food is very good and reasonably priced. They provide a free bottle of wine every time you go, which is quite drinkable. Chateau Brilliant! This succulent steak...

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  • Bakery

    5 out of 5 stars

    This bakery has a long history in Bodrum. The savoury and sweet pastries in this bakery (on the main thoroughfare from the Marina area to bar`street - about half way along the main street) are fantastic. The shop looks clean and smells of fresh breads and cakes. It is always busy with locals and tourists alike, often still selling late into the...

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Bodrum Nightlife

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  • Halikarnas Disco

    Hi, The tourism season has started in Bodrum.. We have international guests from all over the world since the end of March.. Of course we are not in the summer nightlife tempo yet, but in the first weeks of May more and more clubs will be opened.. About Halikarnas; well the disco is closed for the last 1,5 years but there is a big renovation...

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  • Bar Street

    bodrum is mallorca of the turkey and have a best night life in turkey.there is few place as a disco-bar to go in bodrum which is DEJA VU BAR which is located in center of bodrum and kind of beach club with great view.professional dj are ready to woop the people up and funny and frienly stuff are ready to make your holiday lot better than it was.ITS...

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  • Bodrum in May

    Hi,The tourism season has started in Bodrum.. We have international guests from all over the world since the end of March.. Of course we are not in the summer nightlife tempo yet, but in the first weeks of May more and more clubs will be opened.. About Halikarnas; well the disco is closed for the last 1,5 years but there is a big renovation there,...

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Bodrum Transportation

  • By bus

    Bodrum is surrounded by many gorgeous seaside villages, but how do you get there in the cheapest possible way. Head to the Otogar where Dolmus [ minibus ] depart regularly to these villages. The Otogar is located on Cevat Sakir Street. If you can't make it there, just stand anywhere along the route and signal to the driver when you see the Dolmus...

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  • By water

    As I was here in May, there weren't a real lot of people about, so I booked my ticket the same morning as I wanted to go. In Peak Season, this would not be advisable. The Ferry to Kos leaves near the Bodrum Castle. As you are going to Greece, DON'T FORGET PASSPORT! Tickets are non-refundable. Alterations can be made within 12 hours...

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  • By air

    In winter time as far as I know you can find very limited direct flights from Europe. If you are flying from Istanbul check the following airlines for the timetable ; Turkish Airlines : Everyday www.thy.com.tr Atlas Jet : Everyday www.atlasjet.com Onur Air www.onurair.com.tr Pegasus (from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Bodrum ) www.flypgs.com Or you...

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Bodrum Shopping

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  • Proper shopping...

    At first glance Bodrum is full of all the same old copy crap shops, with tons of Burberry ripoffs lining the streets- yawn!However, if you work your way all the way to the western edge of the central Bodrum harbour, you'll reach the Bodrum Marina, a well-tended, covered stretch of pedestrian shopping arcade with some nice local clothing brands at...

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  • Shopping at the Marina

    It s again a shpping center , I am going to talk about it...Which is since 7 years open , and all the quality trade marks are there.Bookstores,clothing shops,restaurants,cafes,supermarkets,shoe stores,all.But first of all this is a marina and if you travell with your boat or sailing boat,actually best place to take a break...375 boat capacity40...

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  • bodrum is a big shopping town

    from swanky boutique along the marina to souvenir shops in carsi, you'll never run out of things for your bucks in bodrum.i forgot the name of the shop, but there's this one silver accessories shop almost beside the mosque near the seaside along the main neyzen tevfik street where we bought a lot of silver stuff like bracelets, rings, necklaces. if...

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Bodrum Local Customs

  • Fresh Seafood, Bodrum, TR ...

    Lots of seafood, fresh fish, squids, shrimps and the famous meze's ...Thats what u have to taste for sure as u r in Bodrum peninsula ...Turkish meze often consist of beyaz peynir (literally "white cheese"), kavun (sliced ripe melon), acılı ezme (hot pepper paste often with walnuts), haydari (thick strained yoghurt like the Levantine...

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  • Shopkeepers Methods:Intense Experience!

    Something that any newcomer to Turkey willhave to get ysed to very quickly is the methods used by shopkeepers, bar servers and restaurant waiting staff to convince you to come to their establishment. It is common for the staff to be standing outside trying to entice you in with flattering comments, charm offensive and occassionally in your face...

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  • The Nazar Boncuk

    The boncuk is a blue ornate glass symbol that is alleged to protect the wearer from the "evil eye" and while the Turks are not as superstitious as in days of old, the tradition to display and wear these glass jewels is still as strong as ever. You cannot go into a shop, bar or restaurant in the peninsula without seeing one displayed to pretect the...

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Bodrum Warnings and Dangers

  • car rentals

    hi there i went to Bodrum last year and rented a bike from a company which name is "Angel rent a car"briefly, there was already a broken part when i received the bike. and that bike broke down after a few days. they forced me to pay for this part which wasnt my fault. also i had to wait for two days for a new bike replacement. they have absolutely...

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  • Warning: Tesla Travel / Turgutreis Tours

    We must make EVERYONE aware of a scam involving tours to Ephesus and Pamukkale. We booked a two-day tour to the two destinations and were left shocked with the treatment we received by the tour agent, Tesla Travel, operating under the web address of bodrumbrochure.com - located at GÜMBET MAH., PLAJ SOKAK, NO: 14/C-2, and the tour operator...

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  • Restaurant selection is important.

    Prefering the restaurants at your resort or hotel will be right way for a stomach friendly holiday. Cheaper restaurants (mostly fast food) along Gumbet and Bodrum main streets could not be healthy. In fact Aegean Region is famous because of its healthy diet mainly consist of wild and farm vegetables, herbs, fish and other seafood. Try to eat...

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Bodrum Tourist Traps

  • Gumbet, Bitez and Karaincir Beaches

    Nightlife in Gumbet is quite entertaining. But I cannot say the same thing for beach. Sandy coast is well arranged. But sea is not proper for swimming. Especialy during high season pollution increases because of crowd and boats. Bitez have similar problems too. Sand quality is very low. In addition to stray dogs walking along the seaside and...

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  • Gumbet Money Exchange

    Be very, very careful when you change money in some exchange offices that promise no commission. My sister was cheated by the exchange office at the bottom of bar street in Gumbet (opposite Central Bar). I had no difficulties here but my sister lost YTL on a bad exchange - she didn't realise until we walked away and compared our transactions but by...

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  • The airport 'Shopping Mall'

    Once you have passed passport control at Bodrum Milas airport, the prices are all in euros and they are incredibly high, both in the cafeteria and the souvenir shop. I cannot comment on the duty free shop prices as I did not buy anything there.Examples in July 2007: one large beer = 12 euros!a crap plastic toy: 15 euros!a box of Turkish delights= 6...

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Bodrum What to Pack

  • Packing for Bodrum!

    Try to leave a wee bit of space in your case for any bargains you might find (leather goods are everywhere in Bodrum). Weather starts to rise from mid 20's in June to low 40's in August. Beach wear obviously required but take cool clothes for the evenings as even a short walk makes you "glow"! No rain at all in the summer months along the Aegean...

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  • What do we need while in Turkey?

    It's really hot, so you don't need much warm clothes at all. Just bathing suits! Sun lotion!!!!! There are a lot of pharmacies there, so you can buy whatever you need. Camera is a must if you want to take a nice sunset pic like this one!

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  • Never forget sun lotions and sunglasses!

    Bermudas, shorts, T-Shirts etc. Carefuly selected sun lotions and other protective equipment will provide you a comfortable holiday under burning Aegean sun. Both photo and video equipment are very important to save those wonderful moments in Bodrum. local Bodrum Sandals are strongly recommended.

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Bodrum Off The Beaten Path

  • Blue Trip

    Blue Trip is the trip that you realized with a boat.You can rent a boat (generally a goulet) and acccording to your itinerary you stay every night in a different bay or port.This trip is an exceptionnal experience to live.Dont miss it if you can.Typical itineraries are 1- Bodrum-Gokova-Bodrum ( this trip is realized in the Gokova bay 7 days is the...

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  • Gumusluk, Bodrum, TR ...

    Gümüşlük, a seaside village and fishing port in Turkey, is situated on the remains of the ancient city of Myndos. The remains of the foundations of buildings can be clearly seen in the knee deep water that leads to Rabbit Island. This island is very successful because you can see all the boats coming in to port. Because of this Gümüşlük...

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  • Bogazici Tuzla, Bodrum, TR ...

    Bogazici Tuzla is a working fishing village on the shore of Lake Tuzla in the Muğla province of Turkey. Today a number of fish restaurants line the shoreline, however, in ancient times this was the site of the ancient Carian city of Bargylia. Bargylia was said to have been founded by Bellerophon in honour of his companion Bargylos, who had...

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Bodrum Sports & Outdoors

  • Great Booking Agent! Tours, Diving, Boat...

    As recommended by a friend and diver, I booked a diving day with Morning Tour and the day was great. I am not a certified diver and went with an instructor. there were a few certified divers and even some non-divers on our boat that day. We did 2 dives and the certified divers did an additional dive. They also offered snorkel gear for all as well...

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  • Friendliness and fun

    A great bunch of guys very professional whilst being approachable.They have just moved to Gumbet which is easier to access,go see them.

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  • Windsurfing in Kadikalesi, Turgutreis,...

    I am a very keen windsurfer and have been windsurfing all over the Bodrum peninsular (Gumusluk , Akyarlar, Bitez, Camel Beach, Guvercinlik, Ortakent) and also at Alaçati near to Ismir. In Kos (Kefalos, wave beach etc) and also at various locations in the UK (too many to mention). This year I decided to try a new spot on the Bodrum peninsular and...

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  • Beaches

    there is something for everyone!! if you want to just lie down and relax on the sunlounger turgutreis, torba, gundogan and bitez is for you. If you are into water sports crowded and loud fun beaches then stay in gumbet , bodrum if you like private beach loud music and big cushions to lie down orange club in gumbet is the place to go...it also turns...

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  • Sightseeing

    Bodrum's harbourfront and marina are full of hustle and bustle with bracing sea breezes to counteract the hot sun, The boats are packed tightly like sardines and a sea of masts and red flags sway in the wind. From luxury yachts to small speedboat, every conceivable type of craft is here but mostly it's the gorgeous wooden Turkish gulets, used for...

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  • Sailing

    Bodrum is such a great place for sailing in. There are loads of Islands dotted all over the peninsular that you can pull up to and sail to. One such Island is opposite Kadikalesi and Turgutries. I like to call it the double humped Island but im sure it has a proper name! I was sailing there last summer with a company called PURE...

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