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Bodrum Peninsula Travel Tips

Visitors will Enjoy Bodrum Peninsula Vacation Rentals

The Bodrum Peninsula is scenically beautiful and tranquil vacation destination. The coastline is characterized by high cliffs, and the landscape is interspersed with fruit orchards and fishing villages. A rural way of life still dominates and visitors are made to feel welcome wherever they go. Soak up some of the culture by enjoying a meal at one of the local restaurants in between your sightseeing excursions. There are many enchanting villages with markets that are great for shopping. It is the perfect destination for a relaxed vacation where you can enjoy the cultural and historical attractions at leisure.

Seasons to Visit the Bodrum Peninsula Vacation Houses

Most visitors travel to Turkey during the warmer summer months. Being located on the Aegean Sea, the Bodrum Peninsula’s climate is typically Mediterranean. Summers are hot and dry while winter months are mild and wet. The travel season is typically between May and October, with the peak season coinciding with the warmest months of June and July. During this time, guesthouses and vacation apartments can get booked up early so it is best to plan your vacation well in advance.

Things to See and Do near Bodrum Peninsula Lodging

The Bodrum Peninsula is a popular sailing destination. Day cruises can be arranged from most major ports to take you down the scenic coastline. Fishing charters can also be arranged upon request. Many of the towns and villages along the coast are favorite vacation spots for windsurfers. In particular, Turgutreis and Akyarlar are known for their ideal windsurfing conditions. There are several beaches that are great for sunbathing

The waters off the Bodrum Peninsula are becoming increasingly popular as a scuba diving destination. Experience magnificent walls and dramatic drop-offs. There are also a number of ancient wrecks that have become artificial reefs. New diving locations are often being discovered and dive charters can be easily arranged with local dive centers.

Shopping in the Bodrum Peninsula is an experience. The region is well known for its craftsmanship, and visitors can purchase some worthwhile souvenirs for their homes. The town of Mumcular is known for its weaving and produces beautiful carpets and traditional kilims. Bodrum has become well known as a cultural and art center, and there are many galleries in the city that exhibit paintings and art works in a wide variety of artistic styles. If you amble down the main street, Cumhurriyet Cadessi, you can browse through the many craft stalls and shops. Clothing and fashion items are affordable and popular items to purchase. You can even have a pair of traditional leather sandals custom fitted while you wait. There are many bars and restaurants offering a wide range of local, traditional and international fare.

Getting to Turkey Vacation Rentals on the Bodrum Peninsula

The primary airport in the region is located 35 kilometers from the city of Bodrum. The newly-built Milas-Bodrum International Airport hosts a wide range of regional and international airlines. There are regular daily scheduled flights from most major European, Asian and North American destinations. Travelers from outside of Europe may need to consider a flight routing via Istanbul, Rome, Athens, Milan or one of the other major European hubs such as Madrid, Frankfurt, London. The airport is a short 30-minute drive from the city of Bodrum. There are ferry links between Izmir, Venice and some other Italian ports that operate throughout the summer months. If you are touring extensively in Europe, you can drive to the Borum Peninsula. This is the more time-consuming way to travel but far more scenic.

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