If you enjoy sightseeing and exploring, then a holiday in Bodrum is for you. Bodrum can also be very relaxing, particularly during the evenings when many people choose to stroll along the beach. The beach is narrow but attractive. There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols available to you, however if you would like a larger beach then head to nearby Bitez. There are plenty of hotels in Bodrum. You will find everything from budget accommodation to 5-star hotels. Flights to Bodrum take approximately 4.5 hours.
The town of Bodrum has plenty to explore. Just looking at all the houses gives you hints of history and culture, however there is more to Bodrum than just the town. There is a St. Peter's Castle as well as an archaeological museum. There are also many ruins, such as an ancient tomb. If you really enjoy history then you should definitely see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There are also plenty of excursions to go on such as ferry trips to Kos and Rhodes for shopping and more sightseeing. You can also explore the coast on a cruise or visit the Bodrum peninsula.
As with most holiday resorts in Turkey, the main cuisine is traditional Turkish. You will also find a lot of Italian cuisine available, including pizza. There are many fast-food outlets as well as many seafood restaurants along the harbour. They can be slightly more expensive but are definitely worth it. There is plenty of nightlife for you to enjoy with many late night music bars, nightclubs and discos. One of the nightclubs is a large open-air venue which is very popular among both tourists and locals. There are plenty of shops for you to look around, including clothing shops, jewellery shops and bag and shoe shops. You will also be able to find plenty of souvenirs to take home with you and there is even a market on Thursdays and Fridays. Buses are reliable and efficient and take you all over Bodrum and neighbouring resorts throughout the day.
Bodrum is a brilliant resort that boasts over 300 days of sunshine. If you are looking for a hit and sunny resort, then visit Bodrum any time between May and October. You will get over 12 hours of sunshine a day with temperatures in August reaching over 35°C. There is a coastal breeze to keep humidity down and maintain the temperatures, however it still gets very hot. Air conditioning is definitely recommended if you are staying here. The water temperature reaches over 25°C making swimming very comfortable. Spring and Autumn are obviously cooler, however still very pleasant. Although in the winter months, the sunshine hours drop to around 5 hours, the temperature still remains high at 15-20°C.