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Holidays in Bodrum

Bodrum is the place to hang out with – or just spot – the rich and famous. Enjoy a celebrity-filled resort with opulent yachts, cruise around the peninsula on a gulet (boat), laze on beaches in nearby Gumbet, then party into the night and see why Bodrum is considered the Saint Tropez of Turkey.

12-29 °C

Bodrum experiences a typical Mediterranean climate with long, warm summers and mild winters. 

 

4 hours

Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV).

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Bodrum to enjoy a mix of ancient relics and a glamorous, ultramodern lifestyle, all set against the picturesque Turkish Riviera.

Recommended offers in Bodrum

WOW Bodrum Resort

Gumbet, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront location
  • 24hr all inclusive drinks
  • Kids' club

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1913 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£356

Xanadu Island

Akyarlar, Nr. Turgurtreis, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On own private peninsula
  • Suite-style accommodation
  • 24hr room service

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 623 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

From

£436

Bodrum Holiday Resort & Spa

Bodrum Resort, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 4km from the resort centre
  • 24hr All Inclusive
  • Family Rooms sleeping up to 6

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1905 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£300

SENTIDO Bellazure

Akyarlar, Nr. Turgurtreis, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Relaxing beachfront club area with sunloungers
  • Stunning view from the SENTIDO Blue Bar
  • Inviting pool area with poolside bar

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 403 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£334

smartline Petunya Beach

Ortakent, Aegean Coast

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront location
  • Family-friendly hotel
  • Waterslides

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1216 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£306

smartline Riva Bodrum Resort

Gumbet, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Spa and Turkish bath
  • Only 600m from the beach
  • Exclusively for adults

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 170 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£290

Voyage Bodrum

Bodrum Resort, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Perfect for adults
  • Beachfront location
  • Shuttle boat service available to resort centre with main nightlife

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1180 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

From

£396

Voyage Torba

Torba, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront hotel
  • Fantastic waterslides
  • Perfect for families and couples

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2293 reviews

What is included?

  • 20kgs Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Your Seat Choice*
  • Return Transfers

From

£436

smartline Bitez Garden Life

Bitez, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet location
  • Four outdoor swimming pools
  • Turkish bath, sauna and steam room

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 619 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£273

Kefaluka Resort

Turgutreis, Bodrum

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Great for couples and families
  • Beachfront location
  • Four à la carte restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1030 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£440

In the town itself, pretty Bodrum Resort is loved for its narrow lanes lined with colourful sugar-cube-like houses draped with vines. It’s where you’ll find the buzz and glamour of this resort town. For relaxing beaches, head to Gumbet, a self-contained holiday resort with a large beach, plenty of restaurants and bars. From bustling Bodrum it’s just a few miles to Torba, on the north side of the peninsula; yet this peaceful mountainside village seems a world away, with olive grove-clad hillsides, a tiny harbour with fishing boats and a narrow beach. Bodrum holidays are perfect if you're looking to escape the crowds!.

Head up to the Castle of St Peter, a Bodrum landmark framed by picture-perfect bays, with five well-preserved sturdy towers, and an unearthed 7th-century Byzantine wreck in its Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Feel like a sultan at Bodrum Hamam, the stone-built Turkish bath, with a scrub and massage from the experts as you lie on hot marble slabs. Glamorous yachts of visiting celebrities jostle for attention in the harbour – you might spot the owners at top nightspot Halikarnas, overlooking the lapping water. Even if you don’t own a boat, enjoy a day trip on a wooden gulet for a relaxing cruise around the peninsula.

In the capital of cool, nightlife in Bodrum ranges from dazzling live shows to parties on glass-bottomed boats, with world-class DJs flying in to perform for their fans. The nightclub Helikarnas is legendary, going strong since 1979, an über-cool gathering of well-dressed night owls dancing to laser shows and tailor-made live acts. With a capacity of 5,000 people, it’s the world’s largest outdoor club. If you want to watch the water under your feet, get partying on the glass-bottomed Club Catamaran, a floating luxury nightclub where you can see the water, and sealife, beneath the dance floor.

There’s plenty more than just nightlife in Bodrum – its attractions can keep you blissfully occupied throughout the day. Head up to the 15th-century Castle of St Peter – aka Bodrum Kalesi – the peninsula’s grand-looking landmark. Inside, Bodrum’s Museum of Underwater Archaeology has original shipwrecks with their treasures on show. Clamber around the remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus– one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – once boasting 36 columns and a 24-step pyramid. A realistic reconstruction brings the magic alive. If you have the kids in tow, head to Bodrum Dedeman Aquapark – they’ll love the hair-raising kamikazi slider and near-vertical water slides

Fashionable diners head to the marina for some of Bodrum’s dining highlights. Take a table in the open courtyard to catch the summer breeze while you people-watch at Kuba Bar and Restaurant, a stylish hub for Mediterranean cuisine. You’ll be spoilt for choice at Marina Yacht Club, a collection of three restaurants, serving everything from fresh lobster to hearty kebabs. For a family meal out try the more laid-back cafes, bars and restaurants in Gumbet, as you enjoy the sea breeze along the waterfront.

BODRUM IS BEST FOR...

Party-goers: Join the jet set at the lavish outdoor nightclub Halikarnas.

History fans: Visit the medieval Castle of St Peter, home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Beach lovers: Take a trip to tiny Torba for a beach with fishing-village charm surrounded by hillside olive groves.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Bodrum is Turkish 

Currency: The currency used in Bodrum is the Turkish Lira

Local time: Bodrum is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV)

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further Bodrum tourist information can be found at www.goturkey.com/en/pages/read/bodrum  

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Bodrum. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 12-29 (°C)  

Bodrum starts to awaken from winter at the start of spring, with temperatures climbing to a comfortable 21 (°C) at the peak of the season. Watch out for spring showers in March, the wettest month, or come in the summer when there is virtually no rain and up to 12 hours of sunshine a day. The weather is still warm enough to swim in the autumn, and the winters are mild enough to get out and explore the attractions.


GETTING AROUND

By minibus: The best way to get around Bodrum is by dolmus (minibus), running regularly all day and, in summer, all night too. Distances between the resorts on the peninsula are quite large, so the minibus makes more sense than a taxi.

By bus: Buses from central Bodrum to other towns depart from the main otogar (bus station).


EVENTS

Early-birds: The Bodrum Peninsula gets back on its feet with the tourists returning in spring – even though nothing actually closes down in winter.

Summer festivals: July and August are the busiest months for festivals, including the International Bodrum Ballet Festival (late July to early August), staged at the impressive Castle of St Peter, and featuring an array of international dance troupes. The restored Bodrum Amphitheatre seats 13,000 spectators for summer plays.

International DJs: The ‘superclubs’ (including Helikarnos, Club Catamaran and Kuba Bar) often see international performers and DJs at the height of summer.


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