Bodrum is located at the southern edge of the Bodrum Peninsula, across from the Greek island of Kos. Once a small fishing village, it has evolved into a town popular with the artistic and yachting community. Its castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, looms over the town, with streets of whitewashed houses and tumbles of greenery below.
Bodrum has some of Turkey’s best restaurants and a lively nightlife. It’s a hugely popular tourist destination – for seafarers as well as landlubbers.
There are several beaches easily accessible from Bodrum including Gümbet, a resort and popular water-sports centre; Bitez, great for windsurfing; and Akyarlar and Karaincir, closest to Kos and excellent for windsurfing. All are reachable by dolmus (bus) and gulets.
Unless you’re sailing a yacht there, Bodrum flights land at Milas-Bodrum Airport.
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Most people fly into Milas–Bodrum (BJV) if they book a flight to Bodrum. Milas–Bodrum is conveniently located just 31.7 km from Bodrum’s city centre.