Bodrum

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Bodrum which includes a coastal town and a marina

Greek ruins and Christian castles stand alongside seaside hotels and umbrella-lined beaches in this resort town built on an ancient city.

The home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Bodrum is now one of the world’s richest historical sites. Museums, archaeological digs and ancient artifacts are scattered throughout the city. Additionally, Bodrum is a resort town that attracts thousands of tourists every year to its beachside hotels. Enjoy both modern luxuries and ancient wonders in this city on the Aegean Sea.

More than two millennia ago, Bodrum was the Greek city of Halicarnassus. In the 4th century B.C., a 164-foot (50-meter) high tomb was built here forKing Mausolus. It was later named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus to see a scale model of the marble tomb alongside many pieces from its pillars and reliefs.

Bodrum Castle, which rests on a peninsula south of the city, was built in large part from stones taken from the ruined mausoleum. Pay to enter this 15th-century structure built by Christian crusaders. Today, the castle houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which exhibits well-preserved relics taken from dig sites and shipwrecks from around the area.

Further ancient artifacts can be found in the northern hills of the city. Catch a concert at the 4th century B.C. Amphitheatre or climb up into the only remaining portion of the Halicarnassus city wall at Myndos Gate.

Spend a day enjoying the Aegean Sea. Walk the long beach lining Gumbet Bay. Swim in the protected waters of the small Bardakci Beach, featuring umbrellas and sun loungers provided by the neighboring seaside resort. Book a spot on a dive boat to explore the local waters. Colorful fish, shipwrecks and even underwater plane wrecks can be found nearby.

Visit Bodrum during the mild months between November and April for the most pleasant experience. Reach the city through the Milas-Bodrum Airport, which is 21 miles (33 kilometers) north of town. Flights from Istanbul arrive here daily. Take a taxi into Bodrum from the airport. Most of the city’s historical attractions are closed on Mondays, but the beaches are always open.

DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista
DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista
4 out of 5
Neyzen Tevfik Cad No 168, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is AU$68 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Bodrum City Center, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bodrum Marina, Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle. Bitez Beach is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (387 reviews)
"perfect location"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Bodrum Marina Vista
Sianji Well-Being Resort
Sianji Well-Being Resort
5 out of 5
Kadikale Mevkii, Turgutreis, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is AU$107 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Bodrum hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rabbit Island, Günbatımı Plajı and Sunset Beach. D-Marin Turgutreis is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
4.1/5 Very Good! (190 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2021

Sianji Well-Being Resort
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Bodrum
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Bodrum
5 out of 5
Kavakli Sarnic Cad., 1531 Sok No: 4, Bitez, Bodrum, Mugla
The price is AU$113 per night from 22 Dec. to 22 Dec.
This family-friendly Bodrum hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of WOW Beach and Bitez Beach. Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Beach are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (141 reviews)
"Breakfast was good"

Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2021

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Bodrum
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Jasmin Elite Residence
Jasmin Elite Residence
Eski çesme Mah., Osman Nuri Bilgin Cad. No:54, Bodrum
The price is AU$61 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Located in Bodrum City Center, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bodrum Windmills, Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Beach. Bodrum Castle and Bitez ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (66 reviews)
A pure ten for families!
"The property is brand new and provides all travellers with perfect accommodation. We stayed in a two-bedroom apartment and were provided with all necessary amenities, including dishes, dishwasher, laundry machine, towels, and such. Our apartment had two full bathrooms (one on-suite) and a large balcony. ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2021

Jasmin Elite Residence
Time To Smile Mavi Hotel & Residence
Time To Smile Mavi Hotel & Residence
Adnan Menderes Cd. No:46, Bodrum, Bodrum
Located in Bodrum City Center, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of WOW Beach, Bitez Beach and Bodrum Marina. Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Castle are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"L’hôtel est neuf, calme et bien situé. Très bon rapport qualité prix. De plus, à la réception ils sont toujours à l’écoute. Nous recommandons donc cet hôtel, nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2021

Time To Smile Mavi Hotel & Residence
Myndos Residence
Myndos Residence
Eskicesme Mahallesi Myndos Caddesi No 1, Bodrum
The price is AU$199 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Bodrum City Center, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Myndos Gate and Bodrum Beach. Bodrum Marina and Bodrum Castle are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (25 reviews)
Amazing Place
"We really enjoyed the hotel. The location is amazing. 10 minutes walk to the marina and most of all we were touched by the kindness of Ms. Zeynap and Ms Nilgun."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2021

Myndos Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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