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.
The Bodrum International Ballet Festival is a treat for dance lovers in an atmospheric setting beside the castle walls. There will be performances of modern and traditional ballets from 19 July to 6 August, with a night of Spanish Flamenco on 23 July. bodrumballetfestival.gov.tr
Dibeklihan is a must for art lovers with exhibitions of local artists and a range of traditional handicrafts on sale. It's open at weekends and is a short drive inland from Bodrum (46/2 Yakaköy Çilek Caddesi, Ortakent).
Bodrum Safran stocks a range of unusual souvenirs from the sea. Look out for the sponges decorating the shopfront in the covered bazaar (1 Yeni Çar??).