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Each bay of Bodrum where blue waters of Aegean Sea shine under a bright sun offers a different holiday experience thanks to their various characteristics. Yalikavak, Turkbuku, Golturkbuku, Gumusluk, Akyarlar, Bitez and Gumbet are among the bays that attracts attention where small and medium sized enterprises provide service. There are many answers to the question “Where to Swim in Bodrum?”. This is because Bodrum features countless beaches and bays that are worth to see apart from the accommodation places of tourists, centre of Bodrum being in the first place. Cennet Koyu (Heaven Bay) and Golturkbuku, Arka Kudur Bay and Yalikavak, Gumusluk where you can see Tavsan Island in the opposite, Karaincir Bay and Akyarlar and Bitez coast. If you are looking for a quite bay, we recommend Kargicik Bay and Torba. You can also do water sports at many bays and explore the magical sea world by diving.
Bodrum is famous for its local markets. Don’t forget to visit district bazaars where you can find the freshest fruits and vegetables and buy herbs specific to the region. Especially, the grand bazaar set at the centre of Bodrum one day of the week is an ideal address for organic foods. You should definitely buy Bodrum mandarins, if it’s the right time. You can also visit Flea Market set one day in a week in Bitez. You will take a journey to the past thanks to the things you will see in the market which sells second-hand clothes and articles. Remember to visit the bust of Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, Halicarnassus Fisherman of Bodrum! Bodrum has a vigorous and lively night life that appeals to everybody. Live music alternatives, performances by famous DJs, concerts in summer… You should definitely eat fresh fish and sea products and taste the appetizers including herbs specific to the region.
It’s one of the places that is lively 24 hours a day, especially in summers. Apart from historical discoveries and bays you can explore in Bodrum, there are many things to do. Other than swimming at the bays, if you want to do water sports and try different activities, first place we can recommend is Bitez. One of the convenient places for surfing thanks to its wind and location, it’s also possible to do water sports in Bitez. The house where Zeki Muren, one of the first names that comes to mind when you say Bodrum, had his last days serves as museum today. You can walk around the house, located in Kumbahce Neighbourhood, along with the songs of Zeki Muren and see the paintings of the artist. If you want to explore pristine beauties of Bodrum as well as the popular bays, you should go on a boat tour. The most practical way both to spend a day in touch with the sea and explore new places.
Formerly known as Halicarnassus and founded by Dorians according to famous historian Herodotus, Bodrum hosted many civilizations from Persians to Romans. After the proclamation of republic, peninsula took name of Bodrum and it’s possible to witness traces of many eras. Bodrum features important structures to attract attention even of the ones who are not so keen on history. First one is Bodrum Castle… Built by Rhodian Knights on behalf of St. Peter in 15th century BC, the castle was completed in 99 years. Used as a castle in past, after the addition of minaret and bath, the castle started to bear the Ottoman identity and stands out with its gorgeous architecture. Regarded as one of the most important underwater archaeological museums, it’s a joy to look over Bodrum from the castle… Bodrum Underwater Archaeological Museum displays the greatest Islamic Glass Collection and sunken remains.
One of the most popular districts of Mugla, Bodrum welcomes many domestic and foreign tourists every year with its both historical and natural beauties. Established on a peninsula surrounded by Aegean Sea, Bodrum is one of the most preferred places in summer for the ones who want to embrace trio of sea, sand and sun. With its endless liveliness day and night, Bodrum attracts the attention of tourists from every age. Also vigorous in winter thanks to the immigration in recent years, Bodrum seems to turn into a city where you can find anything rather than a coastal town. Each bay of Bodrum offers a different holiday story. If you really want to explore Bodrum and have a quiet and peaceful holiday, we recommend May or September.
The Mausoleum, the tomb of the King Mausolos of Caria, is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. The monumental tomb, built by the Queen Artemisia II at the centre of Halicarnassus and one-of-a-kind that time, caused all the similar structures that emerged in the next period to be called mausoleum. The ruins of the mausoleum, which was majorly destroyed by the Anatolian earthquake, are exhibited in the outdoor museum. Diğer önemli tarihi yapıların başında Antik Tiyatro geliyor. Another important historical building is the Ancient Theater. Hosting concerts today, the ancient theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia. Myndos Gate, one of the entrance gates to the west of the ancient city, and Bodrum Shipyard, which is supposed to have been established in 1775 and today serves as an art gallery, are other worth-seeing places.
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