One of the seven wonders of the world was situated in historic Halikarnassos...
Stylish hotel in Türkbükü for those who enjoy nightlife and fine cuisine...... more
Bodrum was where Turkish tourism began, having developed from a colony of artists established by a grand vizier, who was sent there in 1920. He began writing here and entered history as the fisherman of Halikarnassos. He transformed the previously unheard of town of Bodrum into a centre for Turkish artists, intellectuals and other colourful people. Now, the bright white city with its Mediterranean charm and colourful nightlife has become a Turkish tourist mecca, with its marina being one of the largest in Turkey. Traces of its past can be still be seen in its amphitheatre and its impressive harbour fortifications which are worth a visit. Bodrum has never lost its appeal and managed to preserve its own style and architecture as a result of strict building regulations. It is a vibrant city, but it can be a bit noisy at times. We would therefore recommend that you stay in one of the beautiful former fishing villages on the Bodrum peninsula, whose residents value more specialised tourism, offering many stylish beautiful boutique hotels and excellent restaurants. In particular, these include the following hotels presented here, namely the Göltürkbükü, Torba and Yalikavak hotels. When travelling by boat around the peninsula, you cannot fail to see the many old windmills.
There are several diving spots in Bodrum as well as at several other small places on the peninsula. One of the most established ones is Aksin, which has three diving locations, and whose main base in Bodrum. Although not as spectacular as the diving areas around Kas, they still are a delight to see.
Bodrum is the place for Turkish high society and has a fantastic nightlife. There is Disco Halikarnassos, whose fame extends far beyond Turkish borders Then there is the 'street of bars', a street in Bodrum which is almost completely lined with bars and clubs, where you can dance till the early hours of the morning. Hadi Gari is the most famous and oldest bar in the street. It was established in 1974 and is situated at the entrance of the 'street of bars'. It has a size of 5000 m2, can accommodate up to 2000 guests, and includes a VIP area, an art gallery, and remains one of the most popular places in town. A great place for anyone who wants to turn night into day.