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Things to See in Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum is renowned for its stunning beaches, historic ruins and vibrant nightlife scene. It’s an increasingly popular tourist destination among both Turkish and foreign visitors alike; the best way to experience everything this stunning area has to offer is by renting a car.

Visit the Castle

Bodrum’s castle is a must-see for any traveller to this coastal city. Constructed in 15th century by crusader knights, it still dominates its surroundings today. Explore its layers of history and visit its integrated museum of underwater archaeology which houses artifacts recovered from shipwrecks along Turkey’s coastline.

Pedasa Ruins

These stunning archaeological remains date back to the 11th and 6th centuries BCE, spread out over multiple hilltops that offer panoramic views of the peninsula and Aegean Sea.

Bardakci Beach

Bardakci Koyu beach is the closest to Bodrum town and one of its most picturesque. It attracts both locals and foreigners alike, but best of all – swimming here is free!

Mazi Village

Mazi, the farthest village in Bodrum’s region, offers a charming slice of traditional Turkey. Although less developed than some other towns nearby, Mazi still retains an air of authenticity and offers a tranquil respite from the city life.

Segway Tours

Want to truly savor Bodrum’s natural splendor, try a Segway tour. They’re great fun and can make you feel like a local. There are several operators in Bodrum and its vicinity who will provide guides, short training sessions, as well as protective gear as part of their package deal.