Bodrum is an idyllic destination to explore all year round, but the winter months can be especially magical. With fewer tourists and quieter streets, wintertime in this charming resort town offers the perfect opportunity for some leisurely exploration.
Bodrum during winter offers all of the same activities and sights that summer visitors enjoy, but with a different vibe. Here are some great ways to spend your time in this picturesque seaside resort:
Bodrum boasts some of the finest beaches in Turkey, boasting white sand and crystal-clear waters. Yahsi and Bardakci are two popular options but you can also find excellent options at Bitez, Ortakent, and Gumbet.
History buffs should visit Bodrum’s town centre to explore its ruins, especially Myndos Gate which forms part of King Mausolus’ ancient city walls. Additionally, visitors should see Halicarnassus Mausoleum – a large tomb that was once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
For foodies looking to experience traditional Turkish cuisine, Ana Ogul Lokantasi (restaurant) in Turgutreis is the best bet. Here you’ll find delectable dishes like kabak cicegi dolmasi (stuffed squash blossoms), zeytinyagli dolma (stuffed grape leaves) and more – all within walking distance from town center! Plus, with stunning views of the Aegean sea as well as great value prices – don’t miss this great restaurant!
On the Bodrum Peninsula, there are various public boat tours you can take to explore its waters. Depending on when you go, these full-day adventures offer activities like swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. For those seeking something more active though, kayaking and parasailing are both available options.