The Bodrum peninsula in Mugla, Turkey, is a very popular resort with European tourists. The whole area is blessed with an atmosphere and lifestyle which is impossible to ignore, and if you take a Bodrum property for your holiday once, you are almost certain to be seen in Bodrum for many holidays to come. It is difficult to say exactly what it is that keeps people returning year after year to their Bodrum accommodation, cheap prices, fantastic beaches, great nightlife or the ancient monuments which adorn the countryside.
Beaches are one of the main attractions from a property in Bodrum. Mountains come down to meet the coast, sandwiching the fine sand beaches between the warm waters of the Aegean and the mountains. The sandy beaches are easily accessible and due to the combination of cheap flights to Bodrum airport and the excess of remarkably cheap accommodation in Bodrum, there are few places where you can take such a high quality bargain holiday on the beach. The sheltered bays, islands and inlets of the Bodrum coastline also make it a fantastic place to participate in a huge range of water sports from sailing to diving, windsurfing to water skiing.
Bodrum is known as a famous ancient site too. The city, known also as Halicarnassos, is home to one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos. The Bodrum Amphitheatre, Myndos Gate and Bodrum Castle are also well worth a visit from any Bodrum property in the area.
The beautiful coastline, thick forests and historic monuments make taking accommodation in Bodrum a real treat for walkers. There are a great number of walking trails throughout the area, many taking in some of the most beautiful viewpoints and important historical sites in the area.
Just down the road from a Bodrum apartment or villa is the long sandy beach and resort of Gumbet. Taking a holiday rental villa in Gumbet means you will certainly come home well fed. The town is known not only for its beach but also because of the many first class restaurants, bars and eateries which can be found throughout. The nightlife is excellent, and well worth exploring from a Bodrum property.
If you would like a little more peace during you stay in Bodrum accommodation, cheap and peaceful alternatives can be found in the sleepy fishing village of Gumusluk, which lies 7 km down the coast. It is a hugely laid back place to stay, and is home to what is supposedly the best fish restaurant in the whole region.
If you rent a Bodrum villa with a pool, the extra luxury is priceless as temperatures average over 32˚C in the height of summer. As Bodrum accommodation in such good value, you can rent a villa with a pool in Bodrum for much less than you may expect. In winter, temperatures remain very mild, with temperatures averaging around 12˚C.
Bodrum Airport (BJV) is a very modern airport, and although it is small, it receives a large number of flights inbound from the UK. Flights to Bodrum Airport arrive from ten British airports, provided by First Choice Airways, MyTravel Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines.