Sited between two scenic bays on the beautiful Bodrum peninsula, Bodrum holidays offer sun-dappled beaches and sightseeing by day, and a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere by night. One of the first Turkish tourist resorts, Bodrum has lost none of its charm. We have bargain holidays to Bodrum throughout the year.
A Bodrum holiday offers you the exclusivity of a chic, upmarket resort with the romance and heritage of an ancient city. Those booking late deals to Bodrum for a cultural experience will find plenty to keep them occupied, from the stunning 15th century Crusader fortress overlooking the twin bays, to the winding labyrinth of narrow streets and souks of the Old Town. After whetting your academic appetite at the Underwater Archaeology Museum, take a stroll to the ancient Myndus Gate and the tomb of King Mausolus. This was once a Seventh Wonder of the Ancient World but, like the Colossus of Rhodes, destroyed in an earthquake. The Bodrum peninsula is rich in history and culture, with everything from Roman amphitheatres to authentic Turkish bath houses to tempt your senses.
For many visitors, Bodrum package holidays mean one thing – the beach. It’s hard to imagine a more idealistic setting, than that of whitewashed sugar-cube cottages, scrambling down to meet the picturesque harbour and chic marina. Last minute Bodrum holidaysoffer plenty of beach opportunities, though those nearest the town are best kept for watersports enthusiasts. Instead, head for the coves and beaches of nearby Güvercinlik and Turgutreis, or strike out for the superb sands of golden Bitez Bay.
From the upmarket shops, bars and restaurants of the marina, to the beachfront cafes and lokantas – which are both traditional and cheap – Bodrum offers no end of wining, dining and shopping options for those looking for holidays to Turkey. At Co-operative Travel we particularly recommend the Old Town, where you can haggle at the bazaars by day, and enjoy the traditional live music and discos by night.