It most definitely is! I suppose it depends on what you like to do when on holiday however Bodrum ticks all of the boxes and appeals to so many return tourists, its why an increasing amount of visitors decide to buy a holiday home there. It’s vibrant and full of life; not hustle and bustle nevertheless, at times it can be busy especially in the peak summer season, however, it retains a certain charm. Bodrum is one of the most enchanting cities packed with history and beauty; it has tourists and holiday makers from all corners of the globe visiting including the rich and famous who prefer to holiday there, dignitaries and even a Prince or two! It says something that those who can afford to holiday anywhere in the world would choose to holiday in Bodrum.
The houses in Bodrum town centre are painted white and have the most beautiful blooms creeping up the walls, vibrant pinks, purples and blues adorn their whitewashed traditional homes. It’s such a charming sight and is distinctive to the Bodrum area; wherever you cast your gaze in Bodrum you’re guaranteed a sea view. Pretty villages and small towns are close to central Bodrum; these areas are more serene, tranquil and have idyllic views, so head to these areas for a more laid back atmosphere if you prefer a quieter setting.
Yalikavak – is a classy small town with a beautiful marina and boutique style shopping with a whole host of designer names. It is situated to the north of the Bodrum Peninsula. Upmarket bars and restaurants offer delicious local and international cuisine. There is a harbour where you can watch the fishing boats go about their daily business.
Gulluk – is a small harbour which sits north of Bodrum, it’s a small laid back resort which is becoming more popular as a holiday resort; however, it retains its lovely coastal village tradition. Superb amenities are springing up like small beach clubs, excellent fish restaurants and local restaurants serving rustic and European favourites.
Gumusluk Bay – is one of the most picturesque areas on the west point of the Bodrum Peninsula. The natural harbour offers scenic views; it’s a peaceful and relaxing resort. This unspoilt fishing village has beautiful sandy beaches, superb fish restaurants, and local restaurants offering Turkish and varied menus with cosy bars. The bay has arts and craft shops and Gumusluk is also renowned for its spectacular sunsets.
The area of Bodrum is 656.06 km2 (253.31 sq miles) with golden sandy beaches which are simply perfect for lazy sun drenched days soaking up the rays. The picture postcard coastline spans the bay which is superb for long coastal walks or if you prefer to cycle and explore caves and coves it’s where you will see the best panoramic views. There is culture, architecture, historic monuments, an enchanting marina which is home to spectacular yachts and boats and a magnificent castle which stands proudly guarding its bewitching shore. If that’s not enough to entice you to Bodrum throw in trendy beach clubs, designer boutiques, brand name shops, bistro cafes, upmarket bars with classy restaurants serving mouth-watering local and international cuisine. Nightlife is whatever you want it to be from romantic and relaxing evenings at the marina to vibrant and upbeat live music in elite clubs and bars where you will often see a famous DJ playing a set. It’s all there it’s your choice how you wish to spend your evening.
Popular tours from Bodrum
Kos – during the main summer season daily boat crossings take you to the nearby Greek Island of Kos which is only 20 km (12 miles) across the Aegean Sea. It’s perfect for a days sightseeing in Greece absorbing their culture or if you prefer enjoy a couple of days there you can simply return on the Bodrum ferry when your ready.
Ephesus – is a wonderful day out it is the largest classical, archaeological site in the world,
Pamukkale – with its calcium rich thermal spring waters is heavenly to relax in.
Dalyan – is a nature conservation area, home to wildlife and a haven for the famous Caretta Sea Turtles.
Milas–Bodrum International airport is a mere 36 km (22 miles) northeast from the centre of Bodrum. Throughout the season direct flights from all over the UK fly into the airport daily. Transfers are by shuttle bus, private car hire, taxis or local Dolmus (bus).
Is Bodrum a good holiday destination? You bet it is!