Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum,
home of the famous Greek historian Herodotus, is these
days better known as a popular holiday resort. Enchanting
villages of houses painted in white and trimmed with
purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy beaches
and ideal locations for water sports.
Bodrum casts a magic spell. It exerts a lasting
fascination on everyone who visits, irrespective of age,
nationality or sex. Bodrum retains its charm despite the
crowds and development. Women feel more beautiful, men
feel more intriguing. This is Bodrum's spell.
Two meters under the narrow streets of Bodrum lies 5000
years of history. A few monuments attest to this history:
the castle, the Myndus Gate, the Roman theatre and the
While the nights in Bodrum town itself are noisy, crowded
and vital, the smaller villages offer cozy taverns and
restaurants overlooking quiet bays and can all be reached
easily by Dolmus, car or even by boat.
Bodrum, known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, was the
birthplace of Heredotus and the site of King Mausolus'
Tomb, the Mausoleum (4th century B.C.), one of the Seven
Wonders of the Ancient World. In the harbour, the Bodrum
Castle, or the medieval castle of St. Peter, is a fine
example of 15th-century crusader architecture, and has
been converted into the Museum of Underwater Archaeology,
with remains dating as far back as the Bronze Age.
The town's charm is well-known, attracting a diverse
population of vacationers who stroll along its long
palm-lined waterfront, while elegant yachts crowd the
Not far from town, you can swim in absolutely clear,
tideless, warm seas. Underwater divers, especially, will
want to explore the numerous reefs, caves and majestic
rock formations. The waters offering an immense variety
of aquatic life.