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If you’re looking to holiday in Turkey in 2020, families, couples and single travellers alike will love the heritage and varied attractions in Bodrum. Bodrum has a bit of everything, making it a good pick if members of your family or friendship group can’t decide between a beach holiday or a cultural vacation. From the sandy beaches to historic landmarks, Bodrum has something for everybody. The town is situated on the picturesque southwestern coast of Turkey, at the point where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean. Bodrum was formerly the site of the ancient city named Halicarnassus, the home of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. The Mausoleum was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but unfortunately suffered destruction in a powerful earthquake in the Middle Ages. In addition to its historic and cultural appeal Bodrum has a wide range of attractions including museums and archaeological sites and a selection of idyllic beaches for water sports and sunbathing.
Your guide to Bodrum holidays
Bodrum truly does have it all, guaranteeing you’ll enjoy an unforgettable holiday no matter what your tastes. One of the most popular landmarks is the scenic Bodrum castle, which was constructed back in 1402. Today, the landmark functions as a popular museum, exhibiting a range of documents and exhibits about underwater archaeology. Cultures vultures flock here from all around the world to visit the historic sites at Bodrum, making this an ideal holiday destination for holidaymakers looking to stimulate their grey matter on vacation. If you’re keen to explore the history of the area in depth, visit the ancient city gates, known as Myndos Gate, which were the site of a historic battle during a siege by the iconic conqueror, Alexander the Great.
If you’re looking for the perfect beach holiday destination, Bodrum has all the sun, sea and sand you’ll need for a slice of blissful relaxation. Although Bodrum doesn’t have its own beach, there are several beaches in the nearby vicinity that you can visit if you’re looking for beaches and water sports facilities. The coastline around Bodrum is dotted with picturesque villages, quaint guest houses and a number of small hotels. There are a number of attractive beaches and coves around Bodrum, but you’ll need to take a trip to reach a number of them. On the southern coast, the best sandy beaches can be found at Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Guvercinlik, Aktur and Karaincir. Gumbet and Bitez have relatively narrow stretches of sand and plenty of good amenities like parasols and sun loungers. Oratakent is a popular choice for water sports enthusiasts, with plenty of close by hire shops and water sports operators offering all the equipment you’ll need for jet skiing, windsurfing and diving. Gumusluk beach is narrow but has plenty of tables and chairs, as well as glorious views of closeby Rabbit Island.