Bodrum Car Rental
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Once the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, with its Mausoleum being one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Bodrum attracts tourists from all over the world to its sunny shores. Located on the southern Aegean coast of Turkey, the town is located on a beach-laden peninsula that’s rich in historical and archaeological delights. Divided almost into two distinct areas by its famous castle, to the west lies the more serene Bodrum, home to the quietest beaches, yacht marina and sub-tropical gardens, while to the east lies plenty of vacation resorts, self-catering villas, bars and a headier party atmosphere.
Things to Do in Bodrum
No visit to the town is complete without exploring its most prominent landmark, Bodrum Castle. Also known as the Castle of St Peter (Bodrum Kalesi), it has been towering over the city since it was first erected in 1402. Now a museum, it’s also one of the world\'s best-preserved monuments dating back to medieval times, with fantastic views to boot.
Top 3 Must See: Bodrum
The Bodrum Amphitheatre
The remains of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus
Also worth exploring are the lush beaches to the west, as well as the newly renovated yacht marina. There are plenty of delicious restaurants and upmarket hotel bars to try out here, while those looking to explore the main town itself should head for a pleasant stroll around the completely pedestrianized bazaar area to the north of the castle.
Driving Around Bodrum
Bodrum-Milas airport is 35 km away from Bodrum itself, or you may also fly into Dalaman and Izmir Airports, which are 3 hours far away from Bodrum by car. Whichever your destination airport you’ll find plenty of car rental options at hand, for the easiest way to get in and out of the town and travel at your own pace. Exploring the Bodrum peninsula by car affords beautiful views out over the warm Aegean, with plenty of off-the-tourist-trail beaches and coves that you just might have all to yourself. Nearby villages like Gumusluk and Yalikavak are great places to stop off for a bite to eat en route too.