The region of Bodrum is one of the top areas to visit on a holiday to Turkey and once you’ve taken a trip to the peninsula on the southern coast, it isn’t hard to see why.
As with other coastal areas within Turkey, Bodrum can offer plenty of sun as one of its main selling points, with long dry summers making it ideal for those who want to escape working life for a HOT Holiday away from home.
The typical Mediterranean climate means Bodrum enjoys pretty favourable weather conditions no matter what time of year you elect to visit.
It goes without saying that the summer months provide the best conditions, with the sun is backed up by average temperatures running into the 30s. But even when things cool over during autumn and winter, you can still expect temperatures in the mid-to-high teens.
There is however the greater risk of encountering some rain, although the rain on holiday is never as bad as the rain back home…
You won’t be surprises to see that the beaches are a major selling point across the Bodrum peninsula, with a mixture of bustling stretches of sand and small, secluded coves providing something for everyone.
There is also plenty of opportunity to embrace history and culture, with local bazaars, traditional taverns and historical sites galore that you’d do well to investigate during a break from the beach.
With a fascinating blend of the old and the new, Bodrum is a top class destination for an overseas adventure. You just need to decide where, and when, to pay a visit.
Bodrum Castle dates back to the early 1400s and sits in a prime position overlooking the harbour area. The well preserved structure is something that you can’t miss given its position in the town and a visit is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Museum of Underwater Archaeology
This popular museum sits within Bodrum Castle and is home to a number of discoveries that were made from shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea. That includes treasure from wrecks that have been under the surface for thousands of years as well as reconstructed models of two ships; the Fatımi and the Uluburun.
Located near to Bodum, the Dedeman Aquapark features more than 20 different slides of varying sizes to cater for all members of the family; meaning visitors old and young alike can make the most of the fun-filled trip to the park.
As with many Turkish resorts, Bodrum has a bustling and busy market, with the Sunday offering being particularly popular. Here you can buy a range of locally produced goods – with the food on offer being something you’ll want to sample.
The ancient Greek city of Ephesus is located around 30km from Kusadasi and is one of the main attractions in the area. Dating back as far as the 10th century BC, the city was once part of the Ioanian League and is famed for the Temple of Artemis and the impressive Library of Celsus. It will come as little surprise to learn that Ephesus is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site given it’s historical importance.
Pigeon Island sits off the coast of Kusadasi and can be accessed either by boat, or via a causeway that links to the mainland. As well as being home to an old castle that you can explore, there is the chance to take in stunning views from the fortress walls and to sample some high quality dining.