Cheap flights to Bodrum
It might be Turkey’s busiest travel resort, but this hasn’t stopped Bodrum from being the most beautiful town on its Aegean coast. Located on a peninsula in the southern region of Turkey’s west coast, the elegant town of Bodrum has always been a player on the tourism world stage. After all, it is home to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Don’t get too excited though; today it’s more a case of wonder where it’s gone, with only a few fragments remaining. Bodrum has crusader castles, ancient ruins, beautiful turquoise coastline, and whitewashed buildings set amongst rolling greenery.
Learn how to cook your favourite Turkish dishes on a one-day cookery course. First you visit the market, then you learn how to turn your purchases into a feast. turkishflavours.com
Bodrum has perfect conditions for windsurfing. To learn the nuts and bolts of this exhilarating water sport, book a lesson at Lena Erdil's school. Find out more at www.ortakentwindsurf.com.
In spring, the hillsides around Bodrum are carpeted with wild flowers. Take a bus or taxi to Yal?kavak and then climb up the hill to Sand?ma, an abandoned village of old stone houses, to see nature's amazing festival of flowers.
Bodrum Maritime Museum tells the fascinating story of the town's illustrious sea-faring history. There's an informative exhibition on the Fisherman of Halicarnasus, the inspirational figure behind the Blue Cruise.
No visit to Turkey is complete without a visit to the hammam, or bath house. Bodrum's hammam, located by the bus station, is a great place to enjoy a massage and scrub. Find more details at www.bodrumhamami.com.tr.
Fans of dance music will love the boutique SunSplash music festival, which takes place from 5-11 September in Yal?kavak near Bodrum. For more information visit sunsplash-festival.com.