Bodrum/Gumbet

Overview

Bordum/Gumbet

Bodrum's old narrow streets are home to many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops so you will never be short of things to see or do. You can really get a feel for the traditional side of Turkish life in Bodrum with its quaint whitewashed houses and small coved bays all in view of the magnificent castle.

Take a day trip to Ephesus, one of the most famous ancient sites in Turkey. With it's well-presented historic remains, the Library of Celsus being an excellent example, it is a great day out for the whole family. The amphitheatre has played host to many famous musicians and is still used today for concerts.

Bodrum is a lively and popular resort especially with young people and the area enjoys a fantastic nightlife. There are lots of bars playing music to cater to all tastes including live Turkish music where everyone gets up and dances and tourists and locals mix to have a great night. Neighbouring area Gumbet has a bar street which is always bustling and where revellers spill out onto the street to enjoy the party atmosphere.

Highlights

Bodrum Castle

Built by the knights of Rhodes between 1415 and 1437, the fortress became known as the Castle of St. Peter. It has been used as a military base, a prison and a public bath, but now holds a museum. Visit Bodrum Castle for beautiful views of the town and harbour.

Watersports

There are watersports aplenty in Bodrum from jetskiing to parasailing and even a diving centre doing expeditions for all levels.

Island Getaway

Within 20 minutes from Bodrum you can be in the neighbouring Greek island of Cos! Just hop on one of the regular ferry trips departing Bodrum and you can explore this beautiful island full of ancient ruins and lush scenery.

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