Turkey is one of the most attractive countries attracting millions of tourists annually, if you haven’t visited Turkey before read this article and discover Bodrum the Turkish city with historical spirit and stunning nature.

Is it worth visiting Bodrum?

Let us explore together and see how beautiful this location is and how you can spend a wonderful holiday there. We will discover the finest tourist attractions, historical sites, and enjoyable activities that can be experienced there.


The Famous Historical Sites in Bodrum 

Do you like the ancient civilization? 

 If you do, you can travel to  Bodrum to explore the beautiful ancient ruins, some dating back to the Middle Ages.

We will suggest to you the most important locations of these ancient landmarks: 

Bodrum Castle

 This castle was built in the 15th century AD and became a prison in 1895 by the Othman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Now it is considered a museum of art and history where you can learn about ancient Roman and Byzantine history and enjoy its architectural beauty.


The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

It was established in 1964 in Bodrum Castle after the finishing of the castle restoration. The glass hall was opened in 1986 and now there are 14 exhibition halls in Bodrum Castle containing underwater artifacts.



Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

 It is a tomb for a Greek king called ‘’Carian satrap Mausolus’’ dating back to 400 BC and is considered the last destroyed of the ancient Six Ruend Wonders of the World.

Bodrum Amphitheater

 The Amphitheater is located on a hill overlooking Bodrum harbor and dates back to the 4th century BC.


Gumusluk Village

 One of Bodrum's oldest villages attracts hundreds of tourists annually, offering its visitors unforgettable moments of sunset.

Gate of Myndos

 One of the Famous tourist attractions in Turkey in general, the Gate's wall was built in the 4th century BC.


Meryemana house was built on a mountain overlooking at Aegean Sea. It is thought that the Virgin Mary lived in this house in her final years of life, and it is a destination for millions of Christians from all over the world.


The Most Beautiful Beaches in Bodrum

Tourism in Bodrum during the summer season is marvelous for beach lovers. The city is packed with fantastic beaches which are outstanding by charming natural landscapes and sunny weather, making it perfect for relaxation and a delightful time.

Here are the most famous beaches there:

Camel Beach

It is located on the shores of the Aegean Sea, filled with stunning natural landscapes, and crowded with cafes, hotels, and resorts.

Gumbet Beach

The most beautiful beach in Bodrum, where daily excursions called "Pirate Ship Tours”, are completely free and feature a lot of restaurants and cafes.

Yalıkavak Beach

One of the beaches that meet environmental standards and is characterized by clear waters and coral reefs. It features plenty of restaurants and cafes, and you can engage in various water activities there. Many music events are also held on this beach.

 Bitez Beach


 It is a quiet place with clear water. It is a sandy beach and you can try the local cuisine there.

Tavşan Island

 Known as Rabbit Island, it attracts millions of tourists in the summer. The stunning nature there cannot be found anywhere else.

Tourist activities that can be done during your tour in Bodrum.

Now it's time to talk about the activities you can do during your vacation in Bodrum, and the most famous of these activities are:


Jeep safari tours in Bodrum

One of the most enjoyable experiences in Bodrum is exploring its scenic mountainous areas, indulging in off-road adventures, visiting local villages, and relishing in the local cuisine. These tours often include numerous stops for trying local delicacies, capturing memorable photographs, and immersing oneself in the stunning natural landscapes.



Boat Trip to Bodrum's Orak Island

Visiting Orak Island, also known as the Turkish Maldives, is one of the most enjoyable activities to do in Bodrum. You will go to the island by boat, where you can enjoy diving or have lunch on board and spend a whole day in the embrace of nature.


Visiting Turtle Beach

While you do tourism in Bodrum, you must experience a visit to ‘’Dalyan’’ Turtle Beach and enjoy the wildlife. Such excursions typically last for a full day, including lunch in the wilderness. The highlight activity is getting the distinctive mud bath.


Renting a private yacht


On this trip, you will be alone or with your family on board a private yacht, where you can enjoy the beauty and serenity of the sea. You will also be able to have lunch in the middle of the sea and then visit many coves in Bodrum.

Shopping in Bodrum

You cannot visit Bodrum without spending a full day exploring the city's markets and purchasing some souvenirs from there to remember your trip. Here are the top shopping destinations we recommend visiting in Bodrum: 


Turgutreis Bazaar

One of the most important markets in Bodrum, it features many street vendors selling various products such as spices, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, as well as inexpensive antiques and handmade gifts.

Oasis Mall


It is considered one of the modern markets in Bodrum, housing many large branded stores. Additionally, it has an open area serving as a traditional market, along with numerous restaurants and bowling alleys.

Midtown Mall

 One of the most luxurious malls in Bodrum, it features many major clothing stores, jewelry shops, and numerous international restaurant chains. Additionally, it offers a variety of distinctive entertainment activities, including cinemas and theaters.

Why do people prefer tourism in Bodrum?

People prefer tourism in Bodrum for many reasons. First and foremost, the city's beautiful location besides its stunning beaches that are crowded with restaurants, resorts, high-rated hotels, and cafes has made it one of Turkey's premier tourist destinations.

The second reason is Bodrum city's moderate Weather, making it temperate in summer and relatively cool in winter, suitable for lovers of both seasons, so you can visit Bodrum in both Summer to enjoy the beach and sunbaths, and Winter to interest the beauty of whether in the coastline. 


What are the Best Hotels in Bodrum? 

There are a lot of hotels in Bodrum but we will talk about the top three reviewed by clients 


Samara Hotel Bodrum

 It is a 5-star hotel located in Torba- Bodrum far 10 minutes drive from Bodrum city center with luxury rooms and offers visitors outdoor and indoor swimming pools, in addition to its Spa center with Massage services and Turkish Hamam. You can interset the delicious food in this hotel and drink the fresh cocktails at the pool, beach, and loppy bar.

          NOTE: Bodrum Airport is far 24-minute drive from Samara Hotel Bodrum.

The Marmara Bodrum

 It is also a 5-star hotel only for Adults. Marmara Bodrum is the place where you can lay on the beach chairs and watch the sunset with a glass of vintage wine.
This hotel is located on a high hill with delightful views around Bodrum Bay and Kos Island. All the rooms in Marmara Bodum Hotel have wooden furniture designed carefully and several statues by painter and sculptor Mevlut Akyildiz. The accommodation in Marmara Bodrum Hotel started with 220$  per night. Included the breakfast, pools, charges, and taxes.

El Vino Hotel & Suites

 4-star rated hotel just a 30-minute drive from the Milas Airport and overlooking Bodrum Castel. This hotel has a rooftop restaurant that offers splendid views of the sea and the city of Bodrum and eats fresh seafood. For those who are in love with wine, you can enjoy a glass of homemade organic wine with your food.



We try to tell you the most important information about Bodrum and we advise you to plan your next holiday to this glorious place and make your trip a memorable experience.

Bodrum is waiting for you to discover its beauty and elegant beaches and enjoy your vacation.