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If you want to travel to an ancient city that offers all the comforts of modernity but remains unspoiled, holidays in Bodrum are the answer. Bodrum is Turkey’s most attractive and beguiling resort. Nestling on the South Aegean, next to deep blue waters, Bodrum is one of Turkey’s most popular destinations. However, while it gets extremely busy, especially during the peak season when the town is full of tourists on package holiday deals, Bodrum manages to retain its charms and sense of antiquity. Referred to as the “The land of eternal blue” by the poet Homer, Bodrum mixes old with new and does so with style.
While it is a seaside resort, Bodrum doesn’t have its own beach, although you don’t have to venture far up the coast to find stretches of fine sands. Bodrum is really a sightseeing resort. Most people that come on package holiday deals are looking for a cultural holiday and somewhere to do some quality shopping and relaxation, and Bodrum doesn’t disappoint on these fronts. The town has a castle, archaeological museum, an ancient amphitheatre, and ruins that mark the spot where the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus used to be located (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world). Furthermore, shopping in the bazaars is not only culturally rewarding, but also you can pick up plenty of bargains, especially leather goods, clothes and traditional Turkish carpets.
Holidays in Bodrum are just as exciting at night too. The town is packed full of decent but inexpensive restaurants, and the bars and nightclubs are better than in most other areas of Turkey. Some of the best places can be found in the town centre and along the waterfront, where the picturesque port provides a wonderful backdrop for a romantic meal or late night drink.