Turkey is one of the most appealing destinations in Europe because of the wonderful mix of its rich culture and breath-taking sceneries. It also has some of the most enticing package holidays thanks to the wide range of those natural and cultural attractions.
One of the centers of the country’s tourist industry and a must-visit spot is the ancient, yet cosmopolitan peninsula of Bodrum, lying on the edge of the Aegean Turkish coast.
But why you should you put it on your bucket list? That is easy to answer Diversity! That is what Bodrum is about.
Reasons to Visit Bodrum
An Abundance of Coastal resorts to Choose From
The Bodrum peninsula consists of the main town and many surrounding coastal resorts such as Yalikavak and Turgutries. Some are budget marketed while others like Turkbuku are frequented by the rich and famous celebrities of Turkey.
Lively Gumbet is a particular favourite haunt of the Brits because of the water sports and nightlife while traditional Gumusluk attracts the European visitors. Driving is probably the best way to discover Bodrum and all these small villages, although in Bodrum town centre, the Otogar (main bus station) has an extensive and frequent bus network.
The Peninsula has its own Airport
Making travel easy, the modern and clean airport of Bodrum is open all summer for international flights and during the winter for domestic flights. Transfers times to places like Bodrum town are just an hour. How cool is that?
During summer, the beaches are a hive of activity but night-time is what it is all about. Bodrum town centre has some of the best nightclubs in the country as well as a designated bar street. If you don’t like partying, then do as the locals do and indulge in Aegean cuisine. This concept is all about waterside restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood dishes. The aim of the evening is to dine slowly with good company in a relaxing environment.
The Turkish Riviera
Bodrum has some of the best equipped and modern marinas in the whole of Turkey and the reason why is simple. It has always been a home of men who sail and swim the seas.
Previously they were fishermen, sponge divers or boat builders and all this experience gained over generations prompted the citizens of Bodrum to become experts of the Turkish Riviera and Blue Cruise sailing routes.
Whatever you want can be found in Bodrum. It has gorgeous beaches and a wide range of things to do including, jeep safaris, historical sites, a waterpark, water sports, painting holidays, activity sports and the list goes on and on.
When it comes to cuisine, eat local food on the cheap, or splash out in the high priced restaurants of the marinas. The peninsula accommodates budget holiday makers or rich celebrities like Ronaldo, and if he gives it the thumbs up, then it is certainly worth considering.
Do you want to know more?
This website by Roving Jay is by far the best guide to the Bodrum peninsula – Check it out