- Bodrum Luxury holidays
Bodrum is the road less travelled where Turkey is concerned, but while it has largely escaped the tourist crowds, it still has plenty to offer. Step back to biblical times by visiting the local landmarks, and learn of the bloody battles that took place within just a few miles of the modern-day town.
Bodrum is popular among many of its visitors simply because of its tourist-friendly beach, which is served by sunbeds from several of the local hotels and restaurants. These can be used free of charge, and the nearest restaurant to your chosen position is likely to offer snacks and drinks brought out to you on the beach. There will be a price to pay for these, of course, but it is one way to cover the cost you would otherwise be paying for your sunbed or lounger.
The buildings of Bodrum
Bodrum's built environment is one of its main sightseeing attractions, and there are a few different historical eras to consider. As far back as the 4th century BC, the Myndos Gate was built as part of the walled defences of Halicarnassus. This structure, some 7 km in total length, was erected by King Mausolus, and the Myndos Gate - which in recent years has been reconstructed in its original position - is where Alexander the Great's forces finally broke through after laying siege to the city.
A more modern spectacle sits on the hillside overlooking Bodrum, and is a common stop on local bus tours. This is the collection of windmills, some of which have fallen into disrepair, which can be visited as a reminder of the industrious past of Bodrum. For many visitors though, the best opportunity here is to turn around and enjoy one of the best views over the town itself.
When should I visit Bodrum?
If you intend to visit the local tourist attractions, it's sensible to time your visit to coincide with the peak season, when more of the protected historical sites will be open, and more guided tours are likely to take place too. However, if you do decide to visit during the off-season, some of the sites should still be freely accessible if you can make your own way to them, while you may be able to arrange tours of your own for those venues that would otherwise be closed to the public.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to Bodrum are all about you. If you’ve got your heart set on a champagne breakfast, your luxury hotel will make it happen, and if you want a view of this fascinating and historic part of Turkey, they’ll make sure you get it. The whole point of a luxury holiday is to provide you with everything you need to have an unforgettable time. Parting with a little extra cash for a luxury package is well worth it, and don’t forget that the kind of service you receive is entirely up to you. Bodrum offers exceptional luxury - from 5-star hotels and resorts to spas, fine dining and boutique shopping - all the elements you need for the perfect luxury holiday. And while you may not be able to see snow-capped mountains from your room, you will have one of Turkey’s most spectacular regions to explore, as well as enjoying some world-class Turkish hospitality.