Bodrum is Turkey’s Turquoise Coast at its most vibrant. This is a holiday destination du jour with a marina full of bobbing yachts ready to whisk you out onto the Mediterranean, a handful of ancient sites for sightseeing and a town filled with photogenic old whitewashed houses.
Once the ancient city of Halicarnassus, by the late Ottoman era Bodrum had turned into a simple fishing village. But all that changed in the 1940s when tourists entered the fold. Now during summer this town buzzes with energy as visitors come from all over the world to soak up Bodrum’s charm and appreciate its attractions. If you happen to visit out of season though, you can still catch a hint of the old village atmosphere.