Whitewashed houses and bougainvillaea-lined streets provide the backdrop for the popular seaside retreat of Bodrum. The quaint mix of the historical, cosmopolitan and traditional elements of this town allows visitors to move from sandy coves and ancient ruins to Turkish bazaars and trendy boutiques.
Overlooking the waters of the Aegean, Bodrum enjoys fantastic views, with picturesque beaches a short drive away. Nearby Akyarlar offers a series of small coves and beaches, while neighbouring Turkbuku, often referred to as the St. Tropez of Turkey, offers a glitzier seaside experience. The Greek island of Kos is also a scenic 20-minute boat ride away. Reminders of the town's long history are never long out of sight. St. Peter's Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology house treasures recovered from 3,000 years of shipwrecks in the coastal waters, while the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. After a day of sunbathing, shopping and eating, take in the sunset by the harbour, then make the most of Bodrum's vibrant nightlife in one of the town's many chic bars or local drinking haunts.
Bodrum's hot summers and mild winters ensure that holidaymakers can take advantage of Bodrum's attractions at any time of the year. Mercury Holidays offers fantastic packages at competitive prices, giving you first-class quality at the right price tag