Luxury Holidays to Bodrum Coast 2019/20 | Designer Travel

Bodrum Coast

Bodrum Coast

Archaeological sites, beach resorts and much more

The Bodrum peninsula boasts a whole host of ancient archaeological sites, nearly 200km of coastline and more than 30 islands. You will find everything from bustling and trendy beach resorts to more tranquil and traditional luxury retreats.

Beaches vary from sandy to pebble and there’s a wide variety of watersports available including snorkelling and scuba diving. You can explore by boat and discover many of the bays and coves that are only accessible by sea. In addition to a wonderful climate and fantastic scenery, there are delightful waterfront restaurants, friendly bars and fantastic shopping opportunities.

Bodrum Resort has a mixture of old and new with modern hotels and lots of restaurants and clubs as well as historic sites to explore. Make sure you visit the Castle of the Knights of St. John which was built with the stones that were once a part of The Mausoleum of Halicarnasus. Head down to the marina through the quaint cobbled streets before stopping for a bit of refreshment at one of the cosy cafe bars. Bodrum is also a shoppers paradise with its covered bazaar, boutiques and markets.

Turkbuku is a pretty fishing village which enjoys a sheltered position. Popular with couples, Turkbuku has an air of sophistication, whitewashed houses, a stylish harbour and chic eateries and bars.

The modern resort of Altinkum is perfect for a laid back beach holiday as it boasts three Blue Flag beaches. You’re also well placed to explore the local waterpark which is a massive hit with children.

Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll find the local food an absolute delight with fresh salads, Turkish meze and fabulous local seafood in abundance. As well as traditional dishes, you will also find a great deal of venues which serve international cuisine too so there will be somewhere to suit everyone. Many hotels offer all-inclusive rates and why not check out which hotels have a waterslide too.

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Key Highlights
  • Enjoy a cruise round the peninsula on a gulet (traditional boat)
  • Bargain hunters will love the bazaar and markets in Bodrum
  • Visit the medieval Castle of St Peter which is home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology
  • See if you can catch a concert at the Bodrum Amphitheatre
  • Seafood lovers are in for a treat with local fare cooked to perfection
  • Turkish meze dishes are not to be missed – absolutely delicious!
  • Enjoy a leisurely meal in Turkbuku at one of the charming harbourside restaurants
  • Altinkum has a wonderful waterpark
  • The warm turquoise waters are perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and more
  • The local minibus and bus services are regular and reliable and taxis are plentiful too
  • Hire a car for true flexibility and the option to visit where you like on your own timescales
  • For an idyllic location and luxury top quality service, choose Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
  • The Vogue Hotel in Bodrum has it’s very own aquapark

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +3 hours

Currency: Turkish Lira

Climate Information

Bodrum experiences a typical warm Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cooler winters. From May to October temperatures average between 20 and 30°C with July being the hottest month.

January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 12°C.

Rain is minimal in the summer months  but December can bring an average rainfall of 108 mm.

Leisure & Activities

Bodrum Theatre
A beautifully restored Roman theatre which is well worth a visit. When it was constructed, in the 4th century, it would have held an incredible 13,000 spectators. There are spectacular views overlooking the surrounding countryside from the top tiers of the theatre. During the summer months, there’s a full programme of events and concerts to experience.

Castle of St Peter
The number one destination for visitors to Bodrum, the Castle of St Peter is set in a spectacular location overlooking the seafront. Constructed between 1402 and 1437 by the Knights Hospitallers of St John, it now houses exhibits of the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and inside there is a Mosque which was built during the Ottoman Empire.

The Old Town
For a taste of the real Turkey, a look at the old town is a must. Situated behind the Castle of St Peter, it’s a labyrinth of narrow pedestrian alleyways with white-washed stone cottages draped in grape vines. There are also plenty of cafes and boutique shops to explore.

Hotels in Bodrum Coast