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Blue Cruise

Bodrum is the ideal starting point for the famous  Blue Cruise

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The sun shines differently here. The nights are longer, the drinks more enjoyable. And then there is love in Bodrum ... You have to experience it to truly understand the attraction of Bodrum.

Bodrum town is a famous resort place, both among Turkish and foreign travelers. The population jumps from 50,000 people during winter to more than half a milllion during summer time. The heart of Bodrum beats loudest in the narrow streets clustered around the bay where shops, restaurants, bars and discos via for attention. Strolling along the most popular of the streets, Cumhuriyet Caddesi (the locals call it Barstreet), the visitor becomes immersed in a blend of native and cosmopolitan culture that is Bodrum today.

Here small boutiques offer latest hits, hand-made sandals are crafted; fezzes and harem slippers are sold side by side with baseball caps and T-shirts bearing universally recognized logos and humorous or bawdy captions. Cafes and restaurants serve a wide variety of cosmopolitan 'international' fare as well as tasty Turkish kebabs; Chinese, Mexican, Indian or Thai specialities and also the delights of traditional Ottoman cuisine; visitors 'go native' by replacing beer or wine by the deceptively light national Turkish drink: raki.

When night descends Bodrum lights up with laser shows to the rhythms of the same hits that are current in London, Berlin or New York, but if you listen you can still hear strumming of the Turkish oud and the folk melodies of Anatolia. Bodrum today is truly a Symphony, or better still, a Living Ode to Joy.

Bodrum casts a magic spell. It exerts a lasting fascination on everyone who visits, irrespective of age, nationality or sex.
Bodrum retains its charm despite the crowds and development. Women feel more beautiful, men feel more intriguing. This is Bodrums spell.

Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum, home of the famous Greek historian Herodotus, is these days better known as a popular holiday resort. Enchanting villages of houses painted in white and trimmed with purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy beaches and ideal locations for water sports.

On the southern coast of the peninsula lie the golden sandy beaches at Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent Yahsi, Karaincir, Bagla and Akyarlar, while on the western side are Gumusluk, Yalikavak and Turgut Reis. For those who want seclusion, the northern coast boasts Turkbuku, Golkoy and Gundogan, all small fishing villages. While the nights in Bodrum town itself are noisy, crowded and vital, these smaller villages offer cozy taverns and restaurants overlooking quiet bays and can all be reached easily by car or even by boat.

schnorcheln ist immer noch der schönste ZeitvertreibFor those who like to be really adventurous, there are Jet skis or you might even fancy Parasailing. Jeep-Safaris are offered by many companies now.

Aquapark in Bodrum
Boats, which have a capacity for up to 20 divers each.
The senior dive instructor of ASKIN DIVING CENTER is Askin Canbazoglu who has a special interest in archaeology, as Askin is also an underwater archaeologist who was active in underwater archaeology at the Bodrum Underwater Museum for 8 years before starting his ASKIN DIVING CENTER.
More details on the webpage of this company

"Wanderlust" on the Bodrum-peninsula
Of cours walking on the peninsula with its mountains is nothing we would recommend for summer, but the mild winter, in fact all time from end of October until April is ideal for walks. There are also some walking clubs in Bodrum. We will keep you informed on their programs.
In case you are interested in walking down here you should bring down with you a nice bookelt, from Sunflower Books "Landscapes in Turkes, Bodrum and Marmaris". Perhaps you will find it at AMAZON
In short we will take over a few walks to publish here.

Akyalar and Bitez is ideal for windsurfing

Akyalar and Bitez are ideal for windsurfing

Versende gleich eine Mulimedia Karte von Bodrum
the Bodrum postcard

The waters around Bodrum are ideal for scuba-diving

The waters around Bodrum are ideal for scuba-diving

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Bodrum Windmühlen

... abandoned, giving a bad image of Bodrums understanding for history - the 7 windmills, once a landmark


The castle of St Peter is the landmark of Bodrum and hosts a museum of a special kind

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mausoleum von Halikarnassus

Perhaps this was the way the Mausoleum looked in earlier times, click here, and you'll see what's left today

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Village tours
Only a few kilometers out of from Bodrum you discover the second face of Turkey. Tranquil life and typical Turkey pure and a hospitality you will find nowhere else. Watch carpet making the way it is being done many many years ago. The tours include Lunch, Local drinks, professional tour guide, transportation, Sight seeing and a Turkish Coffee house.
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Day trip to Cos/Greece
After only 20 minutes on the
 hydrofoil you will arrive the greek island of Cos that is just opposite of Bodrum.
A day trip to this birthplace of Hippocrates will add color to your holidays. Many traces of its ancient past are here, like the tree of Hippocrates (center of town) and the Asklepeion of Hippocrates (bit out of town). Do your shopping before the Greeks have their Siesta (most of the facilities are closed then). Keep that in mind as well, as you are planning your trip on a Sunday. Cos itself is a nice and tidy Greek town.

Car rental - self drive:
Explore the peninsula on your own. Have a look at the villages where life still lingers on. Mumcular or Ciftlik, or drive to the unspoiled beaches at Akyarlar or Ortakent.
Car rental, jeep, scooter, motorbike and bicycle rental firms can be found throughout the town and on the airport. You can chhoose from well known international companies or locally established firms.
Do check insurance details and breakdown back up carefully before any hire agreement.
 AKUSTIK TRAVEL, Bodrum; Tel: (+90 252) 313 8964

Hamam - a turkish bath in Bodrum is a must:
Hamam, that’s the word for the Turkish bath - surely an unforgettable part of your holiday and the massage is the best part. On the marble slab the guest will receive a pummeling from head to toe, let the expert scrub of all those dead cells, relax again, and then drift away while the masseur straightens out all those knots and tense bits.
All you have to do then is to wash your hair and put on loads of sun cream before emerging.
After that you can relax with a Çay (Turkish tea) and you feel reborn. You'll feel just as smug as thr active types for a lot less effort.

Camel fight
In the mild winter on the Aegean coast you can watch camel fights. This is a bloodless sport, it is a contest of strength to see which camel can hold his opponent down the longest.
This process can take hours therefore the handlers intervene and pull them apart. These are big spectacles in the Aegean region. Also included in the
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Romantisches Dinner in Gümüslük:
Eine Fischmahlzeit in Gümüslük ist für jeden Besucher ein einmaliges Erlebnis, beim Sonnenuntergang dazu ein unvergeßlicher Abend. Und das wird Sie begeistern: Lautsprechermusik ist hier verboten, dafür gibt es Meeresrauschen pur. siehe auch

An den Stränden von Gümbet und Bitez, aber auch in anderen Orten der Bodrum-Halbinsel, wird ein breites Spectrum von Wassersportarten angeboten. Kleine Katamarane, Jet-Ski, Parasailing oder Windsurfen.

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