Browse our selection of holidays to Bodrum and look forward to touching down on the Aegean coast of southwest Turkey. With a rich history that expertly complements a gorgeous location and fabulous weather, holidays to Bodrum form Manchester will open up a destination full of charm and elegance.
Situated on the Bodrum Peninsula, this destination is a popular spot among celebs and yachters. Compare holidays to Bodrum and prepare to visit a part of Turkey that offers wonderful contrasting variety.
Bodrum was built on the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus, bringing the local area a rich heritage. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Mausolus, was found here. Due to an earthquake in the Middle Ages, it was mostly destroyed but there are still the foundations and the remains of some sculptures to admire.
A fabulous ancient landmark that has lasted to this day is Bodrum’s amphitheatre which lies on the road to Gumbet. The Castle of St Peter is one of the most prominent structures in town, built by the Knights Hospitaller during the 15th century. The castle is home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and offers great views of the surrounding landscape.
Although it is now a thriving modern holiday destination, Bodrum was once a quiet fishing village. This old character and charm has been retained through the manner of construction in the area, although visitors will be cheered by the array of amenities that are available.
If you're looking to rub shoulders with the well-to-do boating crowd, the west side of town is for you as it offers a great range of restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities. To the east, there is a long thin beach and plenty of eateries and late night clubs to discover. Pick your side and enjoy holidays to Bodrum from Stansted Airport.