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Bodrum is a port city in Muğla Province, southwestern Turkey, at the entrance to the Gulf of Gökova. Its population was 35,795 at the 2012 census, with a total of 136,317 inhabitants residing within the district's borders. Known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, the city was once home to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, also known as the tomb of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Charming Landmarks

  • Bodrum Castle
  • Bodrum Amphitheater
  • Windmills
  • Bodrum Barlar Sokagi
  • Pedasa Antique City
  • Myndos Gate
  • Myndos
  • Osmanli Tersanesi Sanat Galerisi
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Important tips when visiting Bodrum

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In Bodrum, the summers are hot, humid, arid, and clear; the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 89°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 95°F. Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Bodrum for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September.

Activities and Entertainment

Soak up the scenery on a boat trip, Visit the Castle of St. Peter, Explore history at the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Sunbathe on the Bodrum Peninsula Beaches, See the scant remains of one of the Ancient Seven Wonders, Get active on the Aegean.

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