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.
Atelier 4D, on the harbour front, is the place to find some stunning designer jewellery at competitive prices. Check out their collections at www.atolye4d.com.
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
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's Motif Diving Centre runs day trips for divers of all levels to some amazing underwater sites. To book a dive, go to www.motifdiving.com.
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.