The atmosphere of this artistic bohemian city is mesmerizing. There are few stiff Germans here, but there are plenty of French and Italians, Belgians and Dutch. They adore Bodrum, full of sociable and cheerful people, the center of beauty, culture and arts. The most international resort in Turkey is at the same time a favorite vacation spot for the Turks themselves. Here, as is often the case in Turkey, ancient history and the novelty of modernity intertwined. On the embankment you will meet wandering sellers of sea sponges and fresh fish, and a stone’s throw from the oriental bazaar – shops of leading European brands. Ultra-modern discos, where the latest world hits are played, peacefully coexist with quiet cozy Turkish-style bars.
Founded in the XII century BC. ancient Halicarnassus, the birthplace of the “father of history” Herodotus and the capital of ancient Caria, has witnessed many eras, absorbed the spirit of successive civilizations and preserved numerous historical monuments for posterity. Suffice it to say that the architectural dominant of the city center – the magnificent castle of St. Peter, without towers and battlements of which one cannot imagine the panorama of Bodrum, was built from the ruins of one of the seven wonders of the world – the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. The unique museum of underwater archeology and the remains of the most ancient ship in the world will make you think about the frailty of our existence.
According to Baglib, the architecture of the city is also memorable: snow-white cubic houses, entwined with living flower garlands, descend along the slopes of the mountains directly to the beaches.
Life in Bodrum is entirely devoted to enjoyment: boating, sunbathing and spending time in wine cellars (in Turkish, Bodrum means “cellar, cellar”). The days of Bodrum are in no way inferior to its nights. Luxurious yachts leave the port for journeys of unparalleled beauty, to meet new coves, bays and lagoons that cut across the entire coastline of the Aegean Sea. Surfers catch the sea breeze while divers explore the best sea in Turkey.
Guests of Bodrum face only one problem – the problem of choice, because the resources of this place are truly inexhaustible…
Excursions from Bodrum
Sightseeing tour Free (except lunch)
During this bus and walking tour you will visit the castle of St. Petra, admire the picturesque port, where many yachts, boats and colorful fishing boats moor, take a walk through the streets and lanes, where tea-drinking courtyards, cafes and small restaurants are in abundance, inviting you to taste the gifts of the Aegean Sea and excellent wine. During the tour you can buy souvenirs and other items of interest to you.
Ephesus 45 $ (children 6-12 years old 15 $)
Ephesus is one of the most ancient Hellenic colonial cities in Asia Minor, founded in the 11th century BC. This city has not left the pages of ancient history for many centuries. In Ephesus, like nowhere else, the main structure of the ancient city has been preserved, which will allow you to get an idea of \u200b\u200bthe structure of the ancient settlement. The façade of the ancient library of Celmius Polynemus, which has survived to this day, two agoras, baths, houses of wealthy citizens, still amaze with their elegance and completeness of forms. In Ephesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God spent the last days of her life, a house that everyone who visits this excursion can see.
Pamukkale 40 $ (children under 6 years old 10 $, 6-12 years old 25 $)
Visit one of the wonders of the world, Pamukkale nature reserve, which translates as “Cotton Castle”. Inspection of the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis in which are located: one of the largest necropolises, Cleopatra’s pool and many other interesting sights. The water of thermal springs, rich in mineral salts, contributes to the treatment of diseases such as rheumatism, osteochondrosis, etc. Over the millennia, snow-white limestone terraces have formed in this place, which from a distance resemble a castle, which gave the name to this place. The Turks say: “He who has not been to Pamukkale has not been to Turkey.” There is also a two-day excursion to Pamukkale with an overnight stay at a hotel in Pamukkale.
Turkish night 25 $ (children under 6 years free, 6-12 years 15 $)
Do you want to know how feasts were held in the palaces of the sultans? Then we invite you to visit the variety program “Turkish Night”. You will see the most interesting folklore performance, belly dance, taste national cuisine and any local drinks. At the end of the program, a general disco will begin. Fun and a sense of celebration – guaranteed.
Jeep safari (only from Marmaris)$ 25 (children 6-12 $15 )
Excursion from Marmaris starts early in the morning. The tour route runs along a mountain road. Closer to noon, the first stop will be made on the beach of Ciftlik Bay. Those who wish can transfer to a motor boat to ride around the island located in this bay. The rest can swim, sunbathe on the beach and ride jet skis and bananas. After lunch we go to a small waterfall where we will have 20-25 minutes to swim. Our program includes a visit to a nearby village where you can see an old Turkish house. At the end of our tour – Turkish bath, after which we return to the hotel.
Water park $ 20 (children under 6 years old $5, 6-12 years old $10)
Here you can have a great time with the whole family in the pools and on the water slides, the variety of which makes the water park a pleasant place to relax. Swim, sunbathe, have fun as much as you like. Return to the hotel depends only on your desire and is carried out independently.
Yacht tour 20 $ (children under 6 years free, 6-12 years 10 $)
The abundance of boat trips in Marmaris or a trip on a yacht along the coast of Bodrum past the bay of the nymph Salmakis and many other cozy bays and islets will be remembered for a long time. Typical Mediterranean nature, a lot of sun and warmth, incomparable purity of sea water – these are far from all the advantages of such a holiday.
Rhodes (only from Marmaris)
At 10:00 from the port of Marmaris, the ship “Kometa” departs and after 45 minutes you arrive at the Greek island of Rhodes, where you will be met by a Russian-speaking guide who will introduce you to the sights of the island of Rhodes. At the request of tourists, it will be possible to visit shopping centers specializing in the sale of fur products. You will have about 2 hours of free time to walk around the old town, where the castle of the knights and the ruins of the Ear of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the world, are located. There you can also see the first hospital built on the island of Rhodes. At 16:45-17:00 “Kometa” berths in the port of Marmaris.
Turtle Island – Dalyan 30 $ (children 6-12 years old 20 $)
Dalyan and Ituzu Beach – is the second largest rookery of endangered Mediterranean sea turtles “Caretta”. In the picturesque valley, where tourists arrive on small yachts, you can take therapeutic mud baths and visit ancient Lycian tombs, as well as sunbathe and swim on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches.
Scuba diving $ 65 (children 8-12 $45 )
A great opportunity for both professionals and beginners to dive into the depths of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas and admire the beauty of the underwater world.
Rafting 60 $
The excursion is a descent along the mountain river Dalaman on inflatable rafts and canoes. The route, 12 km long, belongs to the 1st – 2nd category of difficulty according to the international classification. Unforgettable impressions await you after you rush through the rapids and picturesque gorges. Before the start, the instructor will conduct a detailed briefing, tell you about safety precautions, rules of conduct on the water and technical methods of managing the boat. In the next four hours, even your children will feel completely safe and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Temple of Apollo (only from Bodrum) 40 $ (children under 6 years old 10 $, 6-12 years old 25 $)
One of the most interesting excursions is a visit to the temple of Apollo in Didyma. This is a grandiose building, at one time not inferior in luxury to the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and as famous as the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi. The sculptural image of the famous Gorgon Medusa is amazing, which is especially interesting to admire before sunset from some cafe located in abundance along the narrow streets.
Paintball – adrenaline game $ 40
Get to know the sports game of the new age “Paintball”. In the process of exciting game and continuous movement, taking out your opponents with a safe weapon that paints paint, you will experience incomparable excitement, and this exciting adventure will remain in your memory forever.