With a buzzing nightlife, delicious restaurants and long winding streets filled with treasures it's no wonder that a holiday in Bodrum is becoming increasingly popular among British tourists. The city is steeped in history with Bodrum Castle, the Bodrum Amphitheatre and Myndos Gate all worth a visit. The Mauseloum, one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, is a sight not to be missed. Alternatively forget about your worries and relax in a Turkish bath or if you're brave try a Mud bath! And don't let the fact there's no beach put you off – simply catch a bus to Gumbet.
Direct flights to Bodrum are very easy to come by with Monarch, easyJet, Thomson Flights and Flythomascook just a few of the airlines flying into the city from most major UK airports. They all land at Milas-Bodrum Airport which is located 36 kilometres northeast of Bodrum. Indirect flights are available but these can be almost double the price. However they do fly from a larger variety of UK airports.
One of the most cost-effective ways of travelling around during your Bodrum holiday is by Dolmus – you'll be able to have great fun mixing with the locals. These small mini-buses have fixed routes and your fare is collected throughout the journey. The destination is written on the front of the vehicle - just remember to shout when you want to get off otherwise you may miss your stop!
If you're looking to travel longer distances then your best bet is to take the bus. Simply make your way to the bus station and purchase a ticket. If there's more than one operator make sure you shop around so you get the cheapest deal – you don't want to pay over the odds. Just be aware that buses can get very crowded at times.
There's accommodation to suit every budget in Bodrum from five star luxury resorts to basic B&Bs. If you're looking to bag a cheap Bodrum hotel then be sure to book well in advance. This way you'll be able to get some great deals. Turkey is very popular with Brits during the school holidays so if it's possible try to book outside the high season if you can. Spring and autumn can offer the cheapest deals and you'll still experience warm sunshine.
Don't be afraid to haggle during your holiday in Bodrum – in fact they'll be bewildered if you don't! It can be a lot of fun once you get into the swing of things and you'll pick up some amazing bargains to take home. One tip is to walk out the shop if the shopkeeper refuses to go any lower – they'll soon come running after you with a reduced price!
Updated 19th June 2013
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"It’s time to step away from the kebabs, leave buying Turkish delight for the airport and branch out when you’re on holiday in Turkey! There is plenty ..." 25 April 2013