The birth place of Herodotus is a major influence in world history. The Bodrum area blends remnants of the ancients with a delightful climate and ,magnificent beaches. The Bodrum Peninsula boats a plethora of ancient archaeological sites, nearly 200 km of coastline, and more than 30 Islands. Beach resorts range from the bustling and trendy to tranquil and traditional, and whilst glorious golden sand and pebble beaches which are perfect for water sports including snorkeling and scuba diving abound. There are also quiet bays and secluded coves to discover only by boa. In addition to a wonderful climate and fantastic scenery , there are delightful waterfront restaurants , friendly bars and fantastic shopping,especially in Bodrum with its covered bazaar, boutiques and markets.
Things To Do
1. Halikarnas: Night Club Billed as ‘The Best Night in the World’, the night club is something else. Open air and designed to look like a Roman temple/amphitheater, there are towers of video screens and a laser show that beams out across the bay and bounces back off mirrors on Bodrum Castle.
2. Bodrum Castle: A massive castle and at the time it was built, the second most important castle in the Templar movement, Bodrum castle stands on a promontory over looking the sea. At the time it was build it had the coat of arms of all the contributors on its walls and nearly 250 survive to this day. The castle has been renovated over the years and now houses the Turkish National Shipwreck Museum with many finds from wrecks of the Aegean.
3. Mausoleum: The Mausoleum of King Halicarnassus is one of the wonders of the ancient world and is situated in Bodrum. Not much remains of the building now, only the foundations and a few fragments from the walls.
4. Marina: Bodrum Marina is a great place for people watching. Here the rich and famous of the Mediterranean and the wider world come to dock their luxury yachts before heading off into town to sample the many exquisite restaurants that have grown up following the popularity of the marina. There are a number of small, exclusive shops dotted around the marina and attractive bars and cafes to pass away the time.
5. Waterparks: As is required of all beach resorts these days, Gumbet has two waterparks which are actually very good. Probably the better of the two is Aquapark Dedeman which has plenty of slides, flumes, a wave pool, lazy river and even a half pipe!