What to See and Do
From perusing its many historical treasures, to relaxing on beautiful beaches, hiking in the countryside, or trying your hand at the watersports on offer – there’s a wealth of things to see and do in Bodrum. With a rich and varied history and miles of unspoiled coastline nearby, family holidays in Bodrum are always memorable.
St. Peter’s Castle: Located at the far end of the marina, this prominent castle is the most famous building in Bodrum and offers lovely views in all directions as well as a fascinating history.
Amphitheatre: Built around 4th century BC during the reign of King Mausolos, the Amphitheatre is a beautiful example of a classical Greek theatre. Situated on a hillside, it offers fantastic views of Bodrum harbour.
Nightlife: Whether you’re eating at the many fantastic restaurants and cafes or heading to the thriving mix of bars and nighclubs, Bodrum offers a great range of entertainment options for a fun night on the town.
Bitez Beach: Perfect for families thanks to its shallow water, Bitez Beach, which is located about 7km west of Bodrum, also offers a range of fantastic watersports.
Bodrum Beach: This relatively small beach is situated along the Eastern bay. Whilst it can be busy during the day, it is delightful at night, where you can have a nice dinner at the restaurants along the sand.
Gumbet Beach: Located next to Bodrum centre, Gumbet is clean and accessible with a range of amenities, cafes and bars, as well as watersports for all ages.
Hiking: With its fantastic climate, particularly during spring and autumn, Bodrum is an ideal spot for hiking. There is a variety of beautiful trails of different levels that take walkers past ancient cities and stunning landscapes.
Scuba diving: Thanks to the calm and crystal clear Aegean Sea, Bodrum Peninsula is a perfect spot for spotting shipwrecks and a wide variety of beautiful marine life, including moray eels, barracuda and parrot fish.