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).
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).
Hasan Fidan's shop in the covered bazaar has been providing Bodrum with coffee since 1929. Buy a cezve, the little copper pot for making coffee, and some freshly ground beans to take a taste of Turkey home with you (17C Adliye Cami Alt?).