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.
Engin Dalyanc? is a local artist inspired by the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. His Bodrum shop features a collection of homewear with a recurring fish motif painted in vivid colours on glass, china and pottery (55 Cumhuriyet Caddesi).
Bodrum's recently opened Maritime Museum, housed in the old "bedestan" building in the covered market, traces the long relationship between the town and all things nautical. It opens every day except Mondays (10am-6pm daily except Monday, tel: 0252 316 3310).
No trip to Turkey would be complete without a visit to the hammam, or Turkish baths. For an invigorating scrub-and-soak session, head for Bodrum Hammam, which is located opposite the bus station (42 Fabrika Sokak).