Bodrum Resort holidays

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Bodrum town is a sophisticated seaside escape and the jewel on Turkey’s stunning Aegean Coast. Boasting a blend of traditional charm and a cosmopolitan vibe, Bodrum holidays have won admirers from all over the world (including the rich and famous). There’s something for everyone to enjoy here, from the ancient castle to the glittering marina. And you won’t be far from one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World either. To top it all off, Gumbet’s non-stop nightlife and a host of stunning beaches are also within easy reach. 

Things to do

Bodrum Resort’s sun-kissed waterfront is a hive of activity, with its cosmopolitan marina and the magnificent Bodrum Castle. If you want to take it easy, why not book a leisurely sail along the peninsula? While you’re staying in this historic town, a little sightseeing is in order, and the landmark castle and magnificent Roman theatre are well worth exploring. The town’s popular water park is a brilliant place to cool off, especially if you’re here with the little ones. Dozens of winding waterslides and swimming pools galore will keep kids and grown-ups happy. When evening comes around, the harbour is the place to be. But if you want to go all out, you’ll find late-night bars and clubs down on Bar Street.

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Couples: You’ll love the cosmopolitan marina, where you can take a romantic stroll, enjoy a sailing trip along the coastline, and tuck into dinner with a view.

Sightseers: Between the famous Mausoleum, Roman amphitheatre and Bodrum Castle, there’s no shortage of sights to see in this town.

Night owls: As well as laid-back bars, you’ve got a handful of ultra-chic clubs that stay open until the early hours. Oh, and the popular nightlife hub of Gumbet is just down the road.  

Fast facts for Bodrum Resort

Language: Turkish.

Currency: Turkish Lira.

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

Fly to: Bodrum Airport. The transfer time to Bodrum Resort is 45 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The Bodrum flight time is 4 hours.

Visas / health: If you’re a British Citizen and you’re travelling to Bodrum for a holiday, you will not need a visa unless you are planning on staying for more than 90 days in a 180-day period. If you need any more advice on Turkey visas, or entry requirements - please visit FCDO website for the latest guidance.  

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Getting around Bodrum Resort

By dolmus: These local public mini buses run throughout Turkey’s resorts, and they’re the cheapest and easiest way to get around here. They go every half an hour or so in high season.

By taxi: You won’t have trouble finding a yellow taxi in the resort. They’re handy for short trips (like getting back to your hotel), but bear in mind that they run on a meter and fares are higher at night.  

By bus: Bus services connect the main towns and resorts in the area. It’s an affordable way to get around and a good option for daytrips. 

Events in Bodrum Resort

Sunsplash Festival: Fancy clubbing on the beach? Every May, Bodrum’s beautiful beach hosts this five-day electro music festival. During the day, you can chill by the sea, take a yoga class, and see artists working on the beach.

International Bodrum Dance Festival: Later on in May is the International Bodrum Dance Festival. This popular local event features four days of traditional dances from all over the world, with people dressed in colourful costumes. You’ll find performances take place across the city. 

Bodrum Resort weather

Temperature: Low 30s (°C)  between July and September.

Best time to visit: May and June, when it’s sunny with slightly cooler temperatures.

You can make the most of Turkey’s sunny Mediterranean climate on holidays to Bodrum. Summers are long and dry with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures start to rise into the mid 20s (°C) as early as April, peaking in the low 30s (and beyond) from July to September.

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