Bodrum, located on the southern coast of the vast and rugged Turkish peninsula of the same name, offers a true Mediterranean escape with its numerous bays and beautiful beaches. You’ll be spoilt for choice during your vacation in this seaside city – be it around the shores, on lovely small islands that are a boat out, or inland – thanks to the mix of rugged seascapes, ancient sites and charming old towns.

While the town of Bodrum is peppered with iconic and historical landmarks of castles and mausoleums, you’re also treated to modern pleasures. Enjoy a diverse shopping scene ranging from fresh markets and bustling bazaars to modern malls. After the sun sinks behind the skyline of the quaint harbor, you can experience lively nightlife experiences on the aptly named Bar Street.

What to see & do in Bodrum

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Where & what to eat in Bodrum

  • 9 Best Dining Experiences in Bodrum

    Bodrum may be a coastal city, but seafood makes up just a small aspect of the local cuisine. From street food like kebabs and flatbreads to glistening grilled meats in rustic taverns, there’s so much more Ottoman cuisine to explore. Though Turkish food is heavily meat-based, the various plant-based meze platters, soups and fresh salads available everywhere will satiate any...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Bodrum

  • 9 Best Shopping Experiences in Bodrum

    Bodrum’s shopping scene is unexpectedly diverse. On each day of the week, there’s bound to be a weekly market operating in different towns and villages around the peninsula. Not only do the markets provide locally sourced fresh produce for Bodrum residents, but they're also a cultural experience for vacationers. For a respite from the blazing outdoor heat, seek shelter in...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Bodrum

  • 10 Best Nightlife Experiences in Bodrum

    Bodrum nightlife is an experience to remember – if you remember to consume responsibly, that is. This perpetually sunny beach resort in southwest Türkiye has earned a reputation as a party town, with scores of vibrant nightspots catering to the constant influx of international visitors. You’ll find a watering hole in Bodrum to suit almost every taste. From quaint little beachfront...

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  • 10 Ways to Save Money in Bodrum

    Exploring Bodrum on a budget requires a bit of planning in advance – after all, it’s among the most exclusive destinations in Türkiye. But that doesn’t mean the savvy traveler can’t find bargains galore in this sun-kissed seaside resort. You just have to know where to look.And that’s where we come in, with our comprehensive guide to visiting Bodrum on...

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