If you are looking for somewhere new to holiday this summer, the Mediterranean resort of Bodrum, on the Southern coast of Turkey, could be just the place. Boasting hot weather, azure blue waters, some of the world's most beautiful beaches, and a rich history, there really is something for every type of holidaymaker.
Bodrum is a port town which buzzes with traditional Turkish life. Summer is peak season in the region – with temperatures steadily above 25-30°c, but with a cool prevailing wind making you less likely to overheat, it's perfect for relaxing on the beach or by the pool or to have fun with watersports in the Mediterranean Sea.
If you want to make the most of the historical aspects of the city, head to the 15th century Bodrum Castle of the Knights of St John, which is one of Bodrum's most popular sites. You can also visit the Tomb of Mausolus which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and dates back to 353 BC.
One of the best ways to explore Bodrum is not by foot but by boat. Hop onboard a trip to nearby Karaada where you can bathe in the mineral waters of the grotto which are said to have health and beautifying benefits.
When the sun goes down take a stroll along the pretty palm tree lined waterfront and enjoy a drink looking out over the expensive boats in the marina. Bodrum has plenty of bars and great restaurants where you can enjoy the Turkish cuisine and an impressive array of fresh fish.
Bodrum is a perfect destination for a fun packed holiday in the sun with a group of friends and if you are looking for lively nightlife head to Gumbet which is buzzing with clubs and bars that stay open into the early hours with revellers enjoying the Turkish party atmosphere.
Jet2.com flies to Bodrum from East Midlands, Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports, with flights beginning in May/June. Prices start from £69.99 one way including taxes. Package holidays from Jet2holidays start from £299 for 7 nights.