Bodrum is a lively tourist town with a large marina. In summer it really comes alive with large numbers of tourists and visitors. The Iskele Meydani square is at the heart of the town, and is surrounded by restaurants.
The history of the town goes back thousands of years. It’s the site of King Mausolus’s tomb which was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This where the word mausoleum comes from, although today you’ll only find ruins at the site.
It’s the coastline that draws tourists to Bodrum. Just to the east of the town is a lovely beach front. Further on near Torba you’ll find some of the region’s most beautiful beaches.
Many tourists find that a highlight of their holiday in Bodrum is taking a boat trip to the Karaada (Black Island) or a similar island. Alternatively, a cheaper day out involves taking a water taxi to the beach at Bardakci. During the hot summer months, you may like to head to the exciting water slides at the town's much-celebrated Dedeman Aquapark, or spend time relaxing in a Hamam (a Turkish Bath).