Bodrum Region Holidays

Bodrum Region Holidays – Beaches, culture and watersports

Located on the south-western corner of Turkey, the Bodrum Region consists of a small, rounded peninsula, with the azure waters of the Aegean Sea lapping its north coast and the Mediterranean breaking on its southern shores. This is a fantastic destination for a beach holiday, with a hugely diverse selection of beach experiences to choose from.

For a taste of the real Turkey, try the unspoilt traditional fishing villages of Turgutreis, Kadikalesi, or Yalikavak on the north western coast. These small coastal resorts have escaped the ravages of mass tourism and provide an insight into local life in the area, with small fishing vessels making their way out to sea in the mornings, atmospheric beachfront tavernas and picturesque working harbours.

Those who are after buzzing nightlife should consider Gumbet – fast becoming one of the most lively nightlife destinations in this area of Turkey, with hundreds of bars and clubs and a long sandy bay. For watersports enthusiasts, the beach at Bitez attracts windsurfers from all over the world due to its perfect wind conditions for sail-based watersports. And for a culture, the Old Town of Bodrum, with its narrow cobbled streets, crooked wooden houses and thousand-year old historic sites takes some beating.

Combine this with cycling, hiking and horse-riding in the countryside, boat trips along the coast, and excursions to ancient historical sites such as Miletus and Ephesus and you’ve got plenty of options!