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Bodrum Guide


By Mehmet Kurtkaya
Bodrum, the southern most major holiday town of the Aegean, is the center of attraction of the whole region. It is famous both among Turkish and foreign travelers. The population jumps from 50,000 people to more than half a milllion during summer time. This small village was first made known 30 years ago by the "the fisherman of Halicarnasus", poet Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli.


The "Blue Cruise", a world famous Turkish Mediterranean classic for yachting and sailing through the blue of the Egean and the Mediterranean in wooden boats with 2-12 cabins, started in Bodrum.

Bodrum now has many small villages and towns spread all over its peninsula, almost all having resorts, hotels, guest houses, bars, restaurants, shops ... The small village Yaliciftlik east of Bodrum has only 3 resorts on the sea and is still in its original unspoilt form.

Bodrum has now an international airport which is reachable from some major cities in Europe. There are also ferries to Greek islands, Kos and Rhodes, from Bodrum. Istanbul-Bodrum is 12 hours by bus, 1 hour by air.

Bodrum Overview

Bodrum City

Things to do & Nightlife

Gumbet Holidays Info

See Gümüslük, Piece of Paradise On Earth -Part I

To see fish, cafe and art center, an antique shop on the beach, and accomodation in this paradise see Part II

For villa rentals in Bodrum peninsula see Bodrum Holiday Villa Rentals


For a list of Bodrum hotels see Bodrum Hotels


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