On Turkey’s Aegean Coast, you’ll find the holiday resort of Bodrum!
Holidays in Bodrum
Picturesque, whitewashed houses, fishing harbours, and miles of orange groves blend with large and lively resorts. The beautiful coves, pebbly bays, and stretches of golden sand are havens for snorkelling, sunbathing, and scuba diving.
Bodrum is a lively, yet sophisticated resort overlooked by a 15th-century castle and set around two yacht-filled bays. Culture fans will be happy with lots of archaeological sites to explore. The neighbouring Gumbet is a party capital most popular with the Brits.
There’s accommodation in Bodrum to suit everyone's needs, whether you're looking for a luxury hotel or a budget self-catering apartment. Great shopping opportunities, fantastic nightlife, and hot sunny weather complete the picture and make your holiday in Bodrum a memorable experience.
Bodrum is perfect for a sunshine holiday, especially from May through to October with temperatures of 27 to 35°C. April and November still offer balmy days of 21°C.
- Best time to visit: May-October
- Average temp: 24°C/75°F
- Average flight time: 4 Hours
- Most suited for: Families, Couples
- Currency: Turkish Lira
- Time Difference: +2 hours
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Things to see and do in Bodrum
On a holiday in Bodrum, you’ll be spoilt for choice with beaches, from quiet and secluded spots to larger stretches of sand; packed with an endless variety of water sports including parasailing, waterskiing, canoeing, windsurfing, and jet skiing.
Take a boat trip to secluded bays for snorkelling or sites for both experienced divers and beginners. Get a culture fix at Bodrum’s St Peters Castle, Cavat Sakir and Zeki Muren Museums, The Mausoleum, amphitheatre and Mindos Gate.
Experience a traditional Hammam (Turkish Bath) or embark on a jeep safari to explore mountain villages. Shop at local markets to find all kinds of goods from fresh produce to clothing, textiles, spices, copper goods, and souvenirs.
When the sun goes down, Bodrum becomes a thriving mix of bars and nightclubs, restaurants, and cafes where you can have fun and enjoy live music, rock, techno, hip-hop, and Turkish pop until late into the evening and beyond.
Food and drink in Bodrum
Bodrum has lots of restaurants and cafes offering a variety of food from traditional Turkish fare to Chinese, Indian, and fast-food takeaways. Seafood is of course a real speciality in Bodrum. Baklava (filo pastry filled with honey-soaked pistachios) is perfect for dessert.
Local wines, Efes (the national beer of Turkey), and the world-famous Raki make an ideal accompaniment for your meal. Turkish coffee is served strong and sweet with some Turkish delight on the side.
To make your holiday budget go further, why not book a Bodrum all-inclusive hotel where snacks, drinks, and meals are usually included in the price you pay before you leave home?
Average monthly temperature in Bodrum (°C)
- Jan 15°C
- Feb 15°C
- Mar 18°C
- Apr 21°C
- May 26°C
- Jun 32°C
- Jul 35°C
- Aug 35°C
- Sep 31°C
- Oct 26°C
- Nov 21°C
- Dec 17°C