Bodrum, which has beautiful bays and places to relax, is a city in the province of Mugla in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is one of the most important tourist areas in the country, known as Turkey's most chic and European resort. Its historic architecture, fantastic beaches, white houses, secret coves, fishing villages and trendy nightclubs add to the appeal of the area.
It's even more spectacular in the summer when cascades of vivid pink and purple bougainvillea sprout from the balconies of white Greek houses, set in narrow lanes. Bodrum is also a yachting center and its world-class marina is a favorite destination for yachts sailing the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. The blue stone houses wrapped in white lime, with blue doors and lush purple flowers give the town a quite dreamy look.
Below is the list of some popular holiday destinations around the Bodrum Peninsula:
Bodrum City Center: Having been modernized more than once, Bodrum City Center has all desirable facilities and amenities within easy reach. Long streets filled with bars and Western music, this is a great place to party. There are also cultural highlights, such as the Bodrum Archaeological Museum and Bodrum Castle. Of course, the marina and port are worth a detour on their own.
Turgutreis: Modern and sophisticated marina that graces the waterfront, with exclusive cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as a host of new bars and nightclubs. Very popular place for the British.
Yalikavak: In the past, the area was the main port for sponge fishing. Now the village maintains a relaxing atmosphere for dining by the sea with a picturesque view.
Gumusluk: Very pleasant place to stay in secluded surroundings, unspoiled landscapes, a long sandy and gravel beach and a handful of excellent fish restaurants
Gumbet: closest beach to Bodrum just 10 minutes drive away. Very popular with tourists who stay here to be able to get to Bodrum quickly.