A world renowned holiday and entertainment peninsula, Bodrum is a paradise for its climate, sea, natural beauty, magnificent coves and history, as well as for its modern nightlife where the show goes on until sunrise. Since the dawn of the time, Bodrum, known in antiquity as Halicarnassus, has amazed human beings, and carried imprint of many cultures and civilizations, including the Carian, Leleges', Persian, Dorian, Helen, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman.
The seaside villages, bays and coves of Bodrum, Gümbet, Bitez, Ortakent, Bağla, Aspat, Karaincir, Akyarlar, Turgutreis, Gümüşlük, Yalıkavak, Gündoğan, Göltürkbükü, Torba, Güllük, are world-famous, and each has its own charm and peculiarities.
Bodrum Castle, built by the knights of St. John, has become a symbol of the peninsula. At present it hosts the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology which was awarded the 'Certificate of Special Commendation' in the 'European Museum of the Year Award' competition in 1995. For the history enthusiast, another must see place in Bodrum are the remains of the Mausoleum.
Bodrum is a unique town with exceptional appeal where you can be entertained around the clock. In Meyhaneler Street a tempting variety of meze is best complemented with a glass of Turkish Rakı. Here you will discover the more traditional kind of entertainment favored by Bodrum residents.