The Best Of Bodrum
A photo of Bodrum from a distance. Bodrum Castle and a cruise ship at the Bodrum Cruise Port

Discover the Best of Bodrum

Hey there, fellow traveller!

Welcome to THEBESTOFBODRUM, a travel website all about Bodrum and its breathtaking surroundings. I’m Akinsal, an Aegean traveller and the creator of this site. I’m here to share some awesome tips and information to enhance your vacation experience.

Just a heads up, I’m not a tourism professional. I’m just a regular travel enthusiast like you. But sometimes, the best advice comes from fellow wanderers, right?

If you’re all about exploring new destinations and immersing yourself in the local culture and lifestyle, then you already know the importance of doing a little research before your trip. And that’s where my website comes in handy.

So, what should you expect from these pages?

Distant photo of the Bodrum Castle taken from the Bodrum Marina.
The Bodrum Castle rising over the Aegean waters.

Starting with the Basics: Bodrum in a Glance

Through these pages, I want to take you on a journey to the amazing Aegean Region of Turkey, focusing on the information and insights about Bodrum and the peninsula where it’s located. Bodrum is a place that never fails to captivate visitors with its breathtaking beauty. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

To help you navigate Bodrum, I prepared a free, downloadable map of the peninsula and a chart showing distances between Bodrum and various local, national, and international destinations. This section is also where you can find information about other towns and villages around.

You can plan your Bodrum adventure with confidence by understanding the region’s climate. From the weekly weather forecast to statistical weather data, a comprehensive overview of the weather in Bodrum throughout the year is all you need to know to pack appropriately and schedule your visit during the ideal season for your preferred activities.

Visitors enjoying the summer weather in Bodrum at Akyarlar beach.

All You Need to Know about Weather in Bodrum

Weather in Bodrum

The history of the Aegean coast of Turkey is truly fascinating. It’s like this perfect blend of the history of Asia Minor, where human civilization first took root, and the history of the Aegean Region, which played a major role in shaping Western culture. There’s a ton to learn about this area’s historical background, which goes back thousands of years. I’m excited to share some historical insights with you!

The first step in embarking on your adventure in Turkish Riviera is getting there, of course. Once you’ve arrived, the next thing to think about is how to get around this amazing place. Don’t worry, you’ll find different options in the transport section, letting you travel around effortlessly.

In order to ensure that your stay in Bodrum is worry-free, I’ve also covered information about local hospitals, and guidance on how to reach out to local authorities in case of emergencies under the health and safety category. Keep this information handy; your well-being is of utmost importance.

Living Bodrum’s Essence

Beaches are what Bodrum is renowned for. You’ll feel incredibly lucky to have so many options to choose from. Whether you prefer a peaceful atmosphere or a lively vibe, there’s a beach in Bodrum for everyone. From the hidden coves of Bitez to the beach clubs of Gumbet, each coastline has its own special charm.

If you are an art or history enthusiast like me, I’ve got good news for you! Bodrum is a paradise for a curious traveller who would like to take a cultural voyage through time and creativity. A vast number of archaeological sites, some interesting museums, and numerous art galleries are waiting for you to make your experience even more satisfying.

Two cups of Turkish coffees served to the table in Gumusluk.
Turkish coffee after a delicious meal at Gumusluk.

The Bodrum Peninsula offers a lot of activities to keep you busy throughout the year. You can choose from outdoor activities, boat trips, daily tours to nearby exciting locations, shore excursions, and sightseeing opportunities depending on the season and your preferences.

When you explore the Food and Dining section, you’ll discover the local foods, along with the famous Turkish cuisine, that locals love and enjoy. I will even have some recipes for you to tray at home, so you can continue to savour these flavours even after your trip.

I believe the best way to truly understand and appreciate a culture is by experiencing it firsthand. It might feel a bit strange at times, like when you’re wearing traditional costumes, but it’s usually a lot of fun. You can be a part of the local life by just visiting famous bazaars or trying out unique experiences like a Turkish bath. That’s why I created a section on my website called Local Lifestyle, where I can share with you an insider’s perspective on how locals live.

A night at Bodrum’s main square where people are gathered for a local festival.

Local Culture of Bodrum: A Fusion of Tradition and Coastal Charm

Local Culture

The Bodrum Peninsula is not only a popular destination for international visitors but also for us locals. This popularity has attracted numerous national and international brands to set up shop here. Whether you prefer charming souvenir shops or sprawling shopping malls, Bodrum offers endless opportunities for those who love to shop till they drop. In Shopping in Bodrum, you can find all the information you need for a great shopping experience.

Explorer’s Diaries: Insights from The Aegean Traveller

When I work on THEBESTOFBODRUM, the part that really gets me excited is the Explorer’s Diaries. It’s basically the blog of the website. Bodrum Blog is where I’ll post articles on different subjects that I think you’ll find interesting to read.

But what I’m most excited about is the second blog, where I will publish your travel stories. Each town and village in the Bodrum Peninsula has a unique atmosphere, offering various options for accommodation, food, leisure, and entertainment. With so many choices available, it would be greatly appreciated to hear new ideas and tips from others.

Bodrum Special: Unveiling the Extraordinary

If you’re planning your first trip to this beautiful Aegean town, I have some helpful travel tips and guides for you. Whether you need a Turkish travel dictionary or want to learn about the famous blue cruises, I’ve got different topics to suit your needs and make your travel experience smoother.

Boat sailing around the beautiful coves of Gokova Bay.
A blue cruise, or a blue voyage, is a once in a lifetime experience.

Whenever I look at my collection of Bodrum photos, I’m instantly transported back to this picturesque town. The crystal-clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea, the charming white houses adorned with vibrant bougainvillea, and the breathtaking sunsets that paint the sky in shades of pink and orange – all captured in these photos. I’ll also include some special collections in the photo albums, like pictures of stray animals and fishing boats. I hope you’ll love them as well.

I often find myself answering questions about this enchanting town. So, I am planning to create a Bodrum FAQs section to address all your queries. I haven’t started working on it yet, but if you’re curious about what others are curious about Bodrum, keep checking my website from time to time.

Running a forum about Bodrum has been on my bucket list for a while. It’s a continuous effort that requires some technical skills I don’t possess. However, after doing my research, I have a pretty good idea of how to make it happen. Once it’s up and running, I’ll notify you through social media. So, make sure to subscribe or like The Best of Bodrum’s Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube accounts!

Keep in Touch: Connect with The Aegean Traveller

I started The Best of Bodrum, and it has become a part of my life. Even though I left Bodrum a few years ago for my own business in Ankara, I still do everything I can to stay connected to this amazing town.

I’m here to make sure your Bodrum experience is unforgettable, as long as I have the answers and available time. I’ll try my best to answer your questions, listen to your suggestions, and consider your ideas for further improvement.

Feel free to contact me through the Contact Me page. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for visiting THEBESTOFBODRUM, and I hope you enjoy your journey through this incredible destination.

Best regards,


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The Best of Bodrum

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My name is Akinsal, and I created The Best of Bodrum, a travel blog to help you to get most out of your time in Bodrum and the Aegean Region.

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