Bodrum is one of the fascinating coastal towns, located in the southwestern Aegean region of Turkey. It is a 20 minutes boat ride from the Greek island of Kos. Once a small fishing village, it is now a very popular hotspot among tourists. Bodrum has a unique appeal that sets it apart from rest of the Turkish seaside getaways. With a marina full of yachts ready to bait in the Mediterranean and picturesque whitewashed houses it serves as a traveler’s delight.

Selcuk to Bodrum:

We decided to take a day trip to Bodrum from Selcuk, which is only about 170 km’s away. Private buses are easily available from the Selcuk bus station, which goes via Kusadasi. It took us less than 3 hours to reach Bodrum.

Captured this amazing view on our way to Bodrum

Captured this amazing view on our way to Bodrum

 

Things to do in Bodrum

Stroll down the alleys:

When you get there, wander around and get lost in those narrow alleys with the paved path lined up with sugar cubed houses decorated with bougainvillea which makes it a postcard perfect place. The chic shops, trendy cafes and boutique stores are all about to make you fall in love with this beautiful town.

Let's get lost in these alleys with beautiful houses

Let’s get lost in these alleys with beautiful houses

 

Cobblestone path, decorated with Evil eye

Cobblestone path, decorated with Evil eye

Experience the local bazaar:

Bodrum bazaar or market fascinates everyone, especially the one who really enjoys shopping. The ambiance of the market itself was so vibrant & colorful, with women wearing traditional clothing. Even if you are not in a mood to shop, just stroll around and savor the atmosphere.

Bodrum Bazaar, don't forget to check it out, while you are there.

Bodrum Bazaar, don’t forget to check it out, while you are there.

Some Beautiful Souvenirs

Some Beautiful Souvenirs

Taste some delicious Turkish food:

Turkish food is one of my favorite cuisines because it offers extensive options for vegetarians. The food will definitely entice your taste buds. The color, taste & fresh ingredients, prepared in an easy way will surely impress you & leave you craving for more.

Turkish Vegetarian Mezze Platter

Spinach and Cheese Gozleme

 

Visit the Beach:

Bodrum has some amazing beaches, with crystal clear waters. Whether you are in a mood for relaxing, Sunbathing or partying there is a beach for every mood.

Yachts are ready to bait in the Mediterranean sea

Yachts are ready to bait in the Mediterranean sea

Explore the ancient sights:

Bodrum is mainly known for its beaches or its amazing night life and party culture. But there are a lot of historical places to be explored.

Bodrum Castle view from the sea

Bodrum Castle view from the sea

 

Bodrum has an incredible History, once known as Halicarnassus, the history of Bodrum dates to the time of ancient Greece.  If you enjoy seeing ancient sites, Bodrum surely won’t disappoint you. Standing tall over the seafront, the Castle of St Peter is at the top of every visitor list, the castle also houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. One can even spend the time simply gazing the wonder of the world, the ruins of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Mausoleum of Mausolus can be seen here.

Important tips:

  1. Plan to stay at least a night in Bodrum, to experience its night life.
  2. Take a trip to Greek island of Kos which is just 20 minutes boat ride from Bodrum.
  3. Some of the attractions are closed between 12 and 1:30 pm for lunch so plan accordingly.
  4. If you love dipping in Ocean don’t forget to carry your swimsuit and sunscreen lotion.