Known as one of the greatest sailing destinations in the Mediterranean, Bodrum has acquired a Bohemian reputation over its historically rich past. A quaint town with a charming atmosphere, Bodrum has remained quite a popular destination for those in search of a relaxing getaway. A picturesque stroll through Bodrum will lead you down sunlit paths of white washed houses with creeping colorful bougainvillea flowers adorning the walls.
One of the charming areas to discover in Turkey, Bodrum has earned a reputation for its idealistic balance of history and beauty. Ideal for yacht charters, Bodrum is located right off the Gulf of Gokova, where passengers can easily disembark and stroll through the town and take in its relaxed vibe. Beneath the waters of Bodrum lay its greatest treasure - fascinating dive sites that will leave you breathless, you can explore the coral reefs, colorful marine life and ancient artifacts. Besides its notable natural beauty, you can wine and dine in some of Turkey’s most delectable restaurants. Due to its mild climate and fertile land, Bodrum harvests some of the freshest ingredients and like all fishing villages, the freshest seafood is served in all of the local spots.
Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, a visit to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is top of the list. It’s presence combines the intricacy of byzantine architecture, sculptures and blooming gardens, which create the perfect setting to explore. Dating back to 350 BC, this ancient tomb is one of Turkey’s landmarks that make it a cultural utopia. Elegantly standing guard on the shore, Bodrum’s castle is an essential stop for those keen to bask in a beautiful monument to Turkey’s past. Take a dip in a Hammam, a turkish bath, where you can pass the day being pampered the turkish way.
For the best sunset view, make your way to the top of the castle’s tallest tower, which looks out over the horizon and offers excellent views of the land and sea. Once on board, cruise through the coastlines which form the border of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. The exceptional harbor in Bodrum is well-equipped and has long welcomed the world’s superyachts, which makes the perfect spot to hop off and explore the destination by land at your disposal. A fascinating holiday location, Bodrum is the perfect stop to make on your turkish getaway.