Holiday at the Turkish Aegean coast
Featuring lovely, whitewashed houses set on the slopes overlooking the beautiful bay, the eponymous little town on the Turkish peninsula of Bodrum is a sight to behold. Not only does it offer stunning views of the over 3000 Aegean islands, but it is also a paradise for sailors, surfers and scuba divers. Bodrum convinces with numerous bays and crystal clear water. These invite you for a relaxing bathing holiday and sailing trips on the Mediterranean Sea. The charming fishing village of Gündogan is located very close to Bodrum and is worth a visit.
And with numerous islands within easy reach, island hopping is definitely a good idea. The Greek holiday island of Kos is just a 30-minute and Rhodes a three hours ferry ride away, for instance. During a holiday in Bodrum, the ancient sites dotted throughout the region are a must-visit for culture and history enthusiasts. Temperatures in Bodrum are mild all year round, and the weather is almost always dry from April to October.
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Edelweiss tips for Bodrum
Sightseeing in your Bodrum holidays
Bodrum’s old town features picturesque alleyways and inviting restaurants that serve mezze and raki under tangerine, fig and quince trees. View in maps
See and be seen: Bodrum’s Yacht Marina Palmarina can easily hold a candle to its “big sister” Saint-Tropez. Make yourself comfortable on a café terrace in the sun and spend a relaxing afternoon watching the world go by. View in maps
At the city harbour you will find the Bodrum Kalesi and the famous gulets, traditional wooden sailing boats on which you can discover the coast, watch dolphins and swordfish. View in maps
Bodrum’s landmark is the Castle of St. Peter built by the crusaders in the 15th century. Also worth seeing are the ancient Roman sites of Miletus and Ephesus. The house of the Virgin Mary nearby Ephesus is where Mary is said to have spent her final years. View in maps