The city is one of the most popular tourist and yachting destinations and is situated on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, frontally to the Greek island Kos, about 180 km south of Kusadasi and approximately 270 kilometers from the largest city in the region - Izmir.
The climate of the Mediterranean region in the summer is hot and humid and winters are mild and mostly sunny.
Bodrum has a unique architecture, all buildings are white and have maximum of 3 floors hight.
Its history is rich. Starting from the father of history Herodotus (Greek historian who lived during the period 484-420 BC.), Dionysius (Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric in the Roman period), Alexander the Great (conquered the city after heavy fighting), Knights-Crusaders (arrived in town in 1402), Suleiman the Magnificent (Suleiman the Lawgiver) and the Ottoman Empire.
Today the city is an important tourism center of Turkey and is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists beacause of the crystal clear sea, beautiful beaches, first-class hotels, nightclubs, shops, restaurants, cafes, and because of its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus (the second largest city in Roman Empire) and the calcium terraces of Pamukkale.
Among the most famous sightseeings of the city are:
* Mausoleum - tomb, built by King Mausolus - one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world;
* Bodrum Castle (also known as Castle of St. Peter) - built by the Crusaders in the 15 century, overlooking the yacht harbor and the International Club. It is also known that hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year;
* The museum of underwater archeology - located within the castle;
* The port.
Bodrum hotels are one of the best in the world and in our opinion very cheap by comparison with other hotels of the same class in Asia and Europe.
Bodrum Turkey hotels offer a lot of facilities and services : windsurfing, beach vollleyball, scuba diving, tennis, wonderful hotel swimming-pools, amusing programs for the kids, horse riding, golf and others.
It is a good idea to try to find cheap Bodrum holidays for 7 or even more days for your vacation in Bodrum as early as possible because it will cost you less to stay at any hotel in Bodrum Turkey.