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How to Best See Bodrum in a Day

Bodrum is Turkey’s Turquoise Coast at its most captivating. It’s a summer holiday haven with its glamorous marina, historic tourist sites and charming old whitewashed houses lining the shore.

Planning your trip around a boat tour

Boat tours are the most popular way to sightsee in Bodrum, and there are hundreds of itineraries available during summer. These can be booked online ahead of time or through a tour operator. Choose from day trips sailing around the peninsula, stopping off at small inlets only accessible by boat for swimming, or multi-day yacht trips down to Greek Islands.

Private boat tours are much cheaper and better serviced than public ones (especially if you’re travelling with friends). Typically, these excursions leave around 10am and return around 18pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the views as the sun sets.

Explore Bodrum’s Museums

Bodrum offers plenty of history for visitors to discover, and one of the best museums is the Museum of Underwater Archaeology located inside St. Peter’s castle which displays numerous finds from sunken ships.

Explore the city’s old town on foot or with a guided walking tour. It features snow-white houses adorned with flowers that look like they belong in a postcard. Plus, it’s home to the Zeki Muren Art Museum that showcases stage costumes, awards, and letters from this renowned Turkish artist.