Bodrum past and present, a humble fishing village until the early 1970s, Bodrum is now one of Turkey’s largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and only a 20 minute drive from the resort. The town is situated on the country’s Aegean coast and holds a unique history that stretches back 2,000 years, lying between Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Black Sea, Bodrum is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the tomb of Mausolus.
Today's Bodrum has aspects that appeal to a broad range of interests. The sunbather, the deep sea diver, the avid sailor, the night club fan and the shopaholic can all fully indulge in their favourite pastime. Bodrum offers a wide range of experiences, from highbrow to pedestrian, making your stay truly unique.
It's the most international of Turkey's summer towns and is renowned for its foreign restaurants, vibrant atmosphere and bohemian lifestyle. Bodrum has something on offer for everyone whether it be feasting, drinking, dancing, shopping, sunbathing, sailing or sightseeing - day or night, Bodrum never stands still, what’s more the sun shines 9 months of the year! A “dolmus” bus service operates regularly every day from the resort into the magnificent Bodrum town.
|Activities in Lake Tuzla, near Bodrum|
|Tennis in Town||Walking holidays|
|Waterpark||Beach or lakeside relaxation|
|Horse Riding||A winter sun break|
|Golf less than 15 min walk||Good nightlife|
Lake Tuzla area is famous for its nature reserve, which is a magnet for an abundance of wildlife, fauna and birdlife. The salt water lake houses hundreds of beautiful pink flamingos during the months of October to April.
The nearby village of Bogaziçi holds an important place in history as the site of the ancient city of Bargilia. After exploring the unspoilt stone village, a swim in the clear blue water is perfect. Small fishing boats come and go throughout the day delivering their catch to restaurants on the shore where you can dine and relax overlooking the glittering Mandalya Bay. The other nearby village, Guvercinlik is typical of the sleepy villages scattering the peninsula, nestled in the vast sweeping bay embraced by untouched mountains. Head to Guvercinlik for the Monday market or to watch the sun set from one of the waterfront restaurants. The view from here is truly priceless.
The Vita Park Golf Resort course is also a feature of the area, with its fabulous surroundings and plush club house, it features two 18 hole golf courses.
Milas town and the surrounding area hosts numerous sites of historical interest. Today you can explore the ruins of the ancient Mylasa, dating back to 3000 B.C.
Milas is also known for its fine carpet weaving tradition. Craftsmen and weavers can still be seen at work in the town today. The beautifully restored 'Milas Houses' is another popular attraction displaying the carving work unique to the region.