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Bodrum, nicknamed the St. Tropez of Turkey, is renowned for its luxury hotels, beach clubs and super yachts. This city is found on the Bodrum Peninsula, which stretches from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. Bodrum is a port city in the Muğla province of Turkey, located on the Gulf of Gökova. Since Bodrum is a port city, there are countless beaches to choose from whether you want to soak up the sun on golden sands, take part in water activities, or enjoy a picnic with the family overlooking Bodrum's green hills.
If the super yachts, luxury hotels, and beach clubs have not swayed you yet, the history in this city might! There are many tours you can experience like visiting the Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was crafted in part with stones from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which was completed in the fourth century B.C. The city also serves as a hub for nearby beach towns and resorts.
This a perfect destination for couples to enjoy Bodrum’s distinguished local cuisine, partake in adventurous hikes, and explore the history of this luxurious city.
You can fly directly from Dublin to Bodrum. Ryanair flights will begin flying twice a week in April! The flight will last approximately 5 hours.
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Cumhuriyet Street, which begins in the square in front of Bodrum Castle and winds east along the coast, is known as Bodrum Bar Street. This mile-long street is teeming with vibrant nightlife venues. To mention one, Club Catamaran is a Bodrum institution and a must-see for any nightclub enthusiast on holiday in the city. Why? Club Catamaran is a floating nightclub on a ship that sails out to sea!
Enjoy a variety of Irish Gastropubs and restaurants specializing in seafood and regional cuisines. Alternatively, there are charming juice bars and cafés where you can enjoy your morning coffee.
Take a trip to Gümüşlük Port Beach. It is found on the ruins of the ancient city of Myndos, in a seaside village and fishing port. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the hillsides and bay from this sandy beach. Unlike most beaches on the Aegean coast, Gümüşlük Port Beach will be preserved for future generations. You can even take a walk to Rabbit Island, which is home to wild rabbits. While watching the sunset over the Aegean, you can dine on delicious seafood at one of the many beachfront restaurants. Gümüşlük Port Beach is only a 40-minute drive from the centre of Bodrum.
Cool off in the air-conditioned comfort of Midtown Shopping Centre in the Ortakentyahşi district. This expansive two-story mall houses a wide range of shops catering to all tastes. Midtown is home to international retailers such as H&M, Mango, and Decathlon, as well as opticians, drugstores, and a massive Carrefour supermarket. If you get hungry, stop by the food court which features fast-food chains and kiosks serving both local and international cuisine. You can also pass the time by seeing the latest blockbusters at the cinema or letting your children run wild in the children's play area.
The Bodrum Nature Sports Club (BODOSK) organizes ‘The Bicycle Festival’, which takes place in May. Its slogan is "Hand in hand for an exhaust-free Bodrum, get on bicycles." Its goal is to spread awareness and influence people to not drive, but cycle instead. The festival draws large crowds because it includes other activities and displays such as live music performances, acrobats and dance shows.
The currency used in Bodrum is the Turkish Lira. Euro is accepted in select places, but it is always recommended to use the country's legal currency.
Bodrum is 3 hours ahead of Ireland. (GMT +3)
Dolmus and local buses are the best and most convenient ways to get around the Bodrum peninsula. They are the most popular and least expensive mode of transportation in Bodrum. The intercity bus station serves as the departure point for suburban bus ring services. They also pick up and drop off passengers at any point along the route.