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Holidays in Bodrum Resort

The city of Bodrum wins admirers from across the world for its mix of traditional charm and modern entertainment. The jewel of Turkey’s Aegean Coast, here you can experience one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and be back at the upmarket marina in time for lunch. The city is 10 minutes’ dolmus ride from one of the best beaches on the coast, and holds the title of nightlife capital of the region.

30 °C

The slightly cooler months of May and June.

4 hours

Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV).

Book your Thomas Cook holiday to Bodrum for days spent exploring ancient castles, sailing in the Aegean or clubbing until dawn at Bodrum marina.

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Salmakis Resort & Spa

Bodrum Resort, Bodrum

4 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Views of the bay and castle
  • Located on its own beach
  • Family-friendly
Based on 8 reviews

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What is included ?

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



Istankoy Hotel

Bodrum Resort, Bodrum

4 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Newly refurbished for summer 2015
  • In resort centre
  • Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and dinner
Based on 13 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 400 reviews

What is included ?

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



Bodrum’s sun-drenched waterfront is always bustling with activity, with its attractive marina and the magnificent Bodrum Castle. Find a boat to take you on a leisurely sail along the peninsula, or make the short journey along the coast to the golden sands of Gumbet. A little sightseeing is essential in Bodrum with incredible sites like its landmark castle and the magnificent Roman theatre. Take a break with a day out at the city’s popular water park, with enough water slides and pools to keep both kids and grown ups happy. Bodrum really comes alive at night, with sociable crowds filling the harbour and spilling down Bar Street.

The historical heart of Bodrum is the most appealing area of the city, with winding alleyways and whitewashed villas cascading down the hill towards the smart marina. A city with old roots, Bodrum is home to some of the region’s best-known historic attractions, including a towering Roman theatre and the remains of King Mausaolus’ Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. When you need a break from sightseeing, hop on a dolmus to Gumbet, popular for its kilometre-long sweep of fine golden sand lined with a sociable seafront promenade. Gumbet is the best place in Bodrum for water sports, with everything from diving to parasailing.

Bodrum has a fantastic water park, Dedeman Aquapark Bodrum. A hit with visitors of all ages, the park has dozens of speedy water slides, swimming pools and a wave pool, plus areas for small children and a choice of places to eat. The chic new marina is one of the biggest attractions in Bodrum, not only as a nightlife hotspot but for its wealth of sailing opportunities. Charter a yacht out in the deep blue Aegean Sea and visit the golden bays along the Bodrum Peninsula, or drop anchor to scuba dive into the wrecks and caves off the coast.

The nightlife in Bodrum is legendary, with a diverse mix of late-night clubs, swanky bars and places to eat. The waterfront is packed with restaurants, where the catch of the day is the specialty. You can also find plenty of good places to try authentic Turkish cuisine. The marina is a buzzing nightlife zone, with a number of sophisticated wine bars and live music bars gazing up at Bodrum Castle. If you’re after a big night out, the place to go in Bodrum is Bar Street. As its name suggests, the street is lined with bars and clubs that kick off late and keep going until the early hours.


Sightseers: Between the famous Mausoleum, Roman amphitheatre and Bodrum Castle, there are plenty of sights to explore in Bodrum.

Sailors: The beautiful marina is a hub of activity, with cruises, fishing trips and sailing excursions departing daily.

Night owls: There are enough bars, clubs and restaurants in Bodrum to keep even the keenest clubber entertained.


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 

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Bodrum. Apply for your Turkish visa online at


Temperature: Low 30s between July and September.

Best time to visit: The slightly cooler months of May and June.

Bodrum enjoys Turkey’s sunny Mediterranean climate, characterised by long, dry summers and long hours of sunshine. The temperature begins to rise into the mid 20s (°C) around April, regularly peaking in the low 20s around July.


By dolmus: Dolmuses are local public mini buses, which operate throughout resorts across Turkey. They are the cheapest and easiest way to get around in Bodrum, running approximately every 30 minutes in the high season.

By taxi: There are plenty of taxis around Bodrum, and they are handy for making short trips like getting back to your hotel in the evenings. Taxis are yellow and run on a meter, although bear in mind that they charge a higher fare at night.

By bus: Ideal for longer journeys, bus services connect the towns and resorts in the area. They are affordable and efficient, and are a good option for day trips.


Clubbing on the beach: In May, Bodrum’s beautiful beach hosts the annual Sunsplash Festival. The festival features five days and nights of electro music, while during the day revellers chill out by the sea, take a yoga class or see artists working on the beach.

Dance festival: Later on in May is the International Bodrum Dance Festival, a popular local event that features hundreds of dancers and dozens of performances across four days. The festival features traditional dances from across the world, with beautiful costumes and an eclectic mix of music. The performances take place in venues across the city, including outdoor spaces.

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