Bodrum Region Deals

TUI MAGIC LIFE Bodrum

Bodrum, Bodrum Region, Turkey

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7 Nights

6th May 2021

All Inclusive

Doncaster Sheffield - Direct

Based On Main Building Twin Room

Time To Smile Mavi

Bodrum, Bodrum Region, Turkey


7 Nights

16th Sep 2021

Self Catering

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On 1 Bedroom Apartment

Great beaches, and excellent entertainment

Late deals to the Bodrum Region will find you enjoying long, gloriously hot summer seasons from May through to October, where temperatures can be expected to reach an average of 30° Celsius. The beautiful Bodrum Region has developed into one of the most popular tourist destinations anywhere in Europe.

Located on the Aegean Sea in south west Turkey with magnificent views across to the island of Kos, it offers plenty of perfect spots for everybody to embrace. From quaint little fishing villages to full on party resorts, the region keeps on giving and giving.

Besieged with history everywhere you turn the region has definitely not lost any of its original identity either – Bodrum town itself stands on the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus and is now home to a world famous nightclub bearing the same name. The region also has great access to the ancient city of Ephesus, now an important archaeological site and an ever popular draw for tourists who visit in large numbers.


Resorts

Altinkum

Altinkum holidays hug the beautiful Aegean shoreline; meaning 'Golden sands' when translated, it really is a delight to behold. Whether you want to spend seamlessly endless days on the glorious beach, which as the name suggests is one of the very best in Turkey

Bodrum

Bodrum holidays boast a splendid mix of the old and new, coastal Bodrum is the main town on the Aegean peninsular making it a tourist hotspot and is only a short thirty minute transfer from the nearest airport making it very accessible.

Gumbet

Gumbet holidays will find you relaxing on the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the bustling nightlife on the south west coast of Turkey and the Bodrum peninsular.

Location

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Something for every traveller

Access to the main resorts in the Bodrum region was made easier in the year 2000, when the new airport passenger terminal was completed at Bodrum airport, which reduced holidaymakers transfer times to Bodrum, Gumbet and Altinkum considerably, although the resort of Kusadasi remains longer. Bodrum now takes around thirty minutes to reach, Gumbet takes around fourty five minutes, whilst Altinkum takes around 1 hour 10 minutes.

This is a real bonus in Turkey, because in other regions it can take around 2 hours to reach most major resorts. There is a wide range of accommodation types and standards available to suit all budgets and tastes here. Most people choose to stay on a bed and breakfast board basis as Turkey offers great value for money making cheap deals to the Bodrum Region a very affordable option.. Bodrum Region holidays provide a great base for all types of traveller – those who are looking for a bustling and lively town rich in history should opt to stay in Bodrum with its 15th century crusader’s castle, whilst the nearby resort of Gumbet is a great base for a party holiday.

Take a day trip to Kos

Many families looking for fun choose to stay in the beach resort of Altinkum, which translates into ‘golden sands’ in English and as the name suggests has obvious benefits for families to travel to, whilst many people who seek a relaxingly quiet base won’t be left disappointed either as there are many low key resorts such as Torba, Bitez and Cesme to enjoy.

There are an abundance of activities to keep you occupied during your late deals to Bodrum, from visiting the water parks to participating in the water sports on the beach, whilst if bargain hunting is your thing then you will love the shopping opportunities and market trips where you can haggle ’til your heart’s content! Boat trips are also readily available over to the gorgeous Greek island of Kos located near to the Bodrum region, where you can absorb the wonderful Greek hospitality for the day. If all this sounds like too much exertion for you, then of course you could always just lay back and take advantage of some of the best beaches in the whole of Turkey.

Culture and history

The Bodrum region was believed to have been founded by Greek settlers as early as 1000BC and has changed ruler-ship many times over the years. The Lydians followed, then the Persians before Mausolos seized control in 377BC. Alexander the Great came along next, then the Romans before the Turks took over in 1071AD. The Turks built Bodrum Castle (the Castle of St Peter) which still stands today, and when the Ottomans arrived they named the town Petrion after St Peter. In Turkish this is known as Bodrum, hence how the region, and the town found its name.

Best restaurants in the Bodrum Region

Bizim Ev (Our House) Restaurant – Gumbet Traditionally Turkish yet with a choice of international dishes, Our House welcomes all and the staff here are welcoming and friendly without being over bearing. The Amphora Pot is a speciality and comes highly recommended.

Otantik Ocakbasi – Bodrum Set on the main street this place can get busy but is definitely worth a try. The staff will advise as to what to order and which sauces go with which food, perfect if you are a newcomer to Turkish cuisine. They also serve takeaways and again will talk you through the dishes making sure you get the perfect Turkish meal.