Bodrum lies on a peninsula formed by the juncture of two harbors lined by brilliantly white houses and ancient tombs. Known as Halicarnassos in former times, its threadlike lanes weave their way down to the blue sea. Bodrum offers all the amenities and facilities that visitors have come to expect.
Summers in the area are quite warm and arid, while winters are moderate and rainy.
There are numerous places to visit in and around Bodrum. Examples include:
- The Underwater Archaeological Museum is one of the world's largest and most noted institutions of its type.
- The 15th century Bodrum Castle was constructed over nearly 100 years by the Knights of Rhodes. They dedicated it to St. Peter the Apostle.
- The world-famous "Blue Voyage" is a seven- to 10-day yachting tour of various islands and towns around Bodrum.
There is much more. Bodrum is Turkey's yachting capital, spanning every aspect of the industry and sport from construction to emergency repairs. Nightlife throbs in Bodrum's bars, where a great variety of music can be enjoyed.