Based on the Aegean coast of Turkey, Bodrum is one of the most popular destinations in the country for visitors the world over. Originally the site for the ancient city of Halikarnassus, it once was home to Mausoleum of Halikernassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As one of Turkey’s main tourist hubs, there are a great many activities on show to see and explore that are sure to make any vacation spectacular. There is a wonderful balance between the ancient and the middle ages remains of the city, with modernity and current culture that is fascinating to experience.
This small car will not only handle the windy roads with ease but also manage the distance across the city well.
Driving in Bodrum
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Important things to note
Drinking and driving has a zero tolerance in Bodrum, meaning that those who attempt to do so will be caught and severely punished.
The roads can be incredibly windy throughout the city and can therefore be be quite difficult to navigate, especially for those driving in modernised cities.
The roads are badly lit during the hours of darkness and it is advisable to avoid driving whenever possible at night.
Highlights & Hotspots
The beaches are one of the true draws of Bodrum and much of the beach and water surrounding is designed for tourist activities such as swimming. Many coastal restaurants and bars offer free seating and there are a number of free pools with bars that offer the chance to relax without the commitment of purchasing anything.
Party animals will love Aquatica; a floating beach club based in a very secluded bay – a truly unique experience. Internationally renowned DJs perform here during the peak season, while food, drinks and water sports are on offer.
The multi-award winning Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is based within Bodrum Castle and must be visited by all due to its exceptional display. The exhibitions include the Uluburun Shipwreck which is one of the earliest and richest shipwrecks discovered to date.
The Bodrum Castle itself is an astounding piece of architecture and history. The world’s finest example of the medieval period, it is one of the best preserved in the world and is sure to amaze and impress anyone who sets eyes upon it.
The Bodrum-Milas Airport is based 35km northwest of Bodrum city centre meaning journeys to and from the port can take a considerable length of time via the D330.
The airport itself is one of the smaller in Turkey, but it does get busy during the summer months when tourists choose to make their way here for the sun, sea and sand.