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 visit in the summer, when there's virtually no rain and up to 12 hours of sunshine a day for you to enjoy. The weather is still warm enough to swim in the autumn, and winters are mild enough to get out and explore the attractions.

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Bodrum is best for...

Party-goers: Party the night away at the lavish outdoor nightclub Halikarnas.

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

Beach lovers: Take a trip to tiny Torba for a beach with a fishing-village charm and stunning location 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: Bodrum Airport. The transfer time to Bodrum is 45 minutes. 

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

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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).


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.

Safety and Security

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