Bodrum is one of the most popular holiday resorts of Turkey located at the Aegean coast, 153 km south of Kusadasi. Heredot, who is called ‘the father of history’ was born here in Bodrum, or Halicarnassus as called at the ancient times. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is in Bodrum. Today, only the foundation can be seen. Bodrum Castle and the ancient theatre are also not to be missed.
Bodrum is also the birth place of Blue Voyage in Turkey. Big wooden gullets (boats) with 5-7 cabins depart from Bodrum and sail along the bays and islands for a week.
There are regular ferries sailing across to the Greek Island Kos. The ferry ride takes about an hour.
Around Bodrum peninsula, there are several other smaller towns with beach clubs, restaurants and hotel alternatives.