Bodrum, an Ancient wonderland in the heart of Aegean.
There are many activities to do, including boat trips, scuba and snorkeling, ancient wreck diving, water-skiing and parasailing. If you enjoy your history, then The Bodrum Underwater Museum of Archaeology in The Bodrum Castle is a must see. See below for more details of what Bodrum has to offer.
Bodrum Castle is one of Bodrum’s most recognizable landmarks. The castle is also one of the world’s finest museums of underwater archeology housed in the superb 15th century castle built by the Knights of St. John of Rhodes. The world’s oldest known shipwreck exhibition is now open. Inside, there are courtyards where you can have tea, or feed the white peacocks, the shady courtyard is littered with antiquities dating back before Christ’s birth. The area known as the northern moat just outside the main gate is used as a huge theater which hosts recording artists from all over the world. Most famous is Bodrum’s annual Jazz Festival. This star attraction rates a ‘must see’ on everyone’s list.
Bodrum Underwater Museum of Archaeology: in The Bodrum Castle of The Knights of St.John is an original, creative and exiting experience. It is a trip into a fascinating past through to life in exhibits that take you back in time into the worlds of ancient mariners who sailed to meet their destiny shipwrecked on Anatolian shores or to the medieval Age of Knights who built this castle from stones that once were part of one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient World: The Mausoleum of Halicarnasus.
Shopping: Shopping through the historical narrow streets of Bodrum between the white walls is a pleasure you must try. The Turkish crafts make it impossible to resist buying something. The most popular objects for the holiday maker are of course carpets; but the varied leather, copper and bronze wares, silver and gold, handicrafts and embroidery, and the famous Turkish meerschaum and onyx are on many peoples’ lists. If it is more your style then shopping can also be a luxury in the marina at Milta Karada Marina or the Oasis Centre, spending well earned money on the designer labels in Diesel, Polo, Ralph Lauren and many more well known shops.
Eating & Drinking: Bodrum has a huge range of restaurants and bars for food and drink gathered around the bay on enchanting narrow streets, between them offering traditional Turkish cuisine, European dishes, Italian, Thai, Chinese and Indian meals, as well and fish ‘n’ chips, steak pie and peas, and the like; there’s food and drink to suit everyone’s palette, and wallet! The beautiful waterfront area is perfect for an evening stroll and you can find restaurants and cafes here overlooking the Agean sea with magnificent views of the illuminated castle.
Nightlife: Bodrum boasts a night-life to match any other European resort and has more bars and clubs per area than any other place in Turkey. A night out in one of the water front bars, overlooking the awesome spot-lit Bodrum castle and the super yachts is a sight to behold. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is much more to Bodrum’s world at night that can only be seen to be believed. Nightlife is varied and caters for all tastes from the party seekers to those searching for a romantic evening for two. Live music, huge discotechs, local and international DJs, Rock, Hip-hop, Latino, jazz, show dancers are all on offer, complete with fog machines and laser lights. There are also plenty of traditional Turkish bars where they play or sing old classical songs.