Most of you probably already know how great Turkey is. And well, Bodrum is probably the best place in the country. The city might even be called the place of our dreams. The city was formerly known as Halicarnassus and was a Turkish port town in the Aegean Region. Back in the ancient times, the city was called Halicarnassus of Caria. In the 16th century, the city saw a great deal of developments from an architectural point of view. The Suleiman Empire did a great deal to improve the sights in the city. But, after the Ottoman Empire took over, Bodrum became even better. The diversity of the two empires is clearly visible in Bodrum even today. You can just look at a building and determine the empire in which it was made. The city wasn’t that populated back in the 2000s, but since then, the city has seen a great number of investments from foreigners that purchased second homes in Bodrum. Back then, the population was looming around 30,000, but today, it is said to be several times that figure.
Bodrum is indeed a very decent place to spend your vacation in. The white-kissed houses, the jazz parties, the discos, the yachts and pretty much everything you could ask for in a popular tourist location.
After you’ve landed at the Milas Airport – Bodrum Airport, it can be quite difficult to traverse through the city on public transportation. That’s why we recommend getting a rental service from near the airport. There are rental car services located right next to the airport. You can find three or four rental companies within 100 meters of the airport. Our rental companies aren’t only close, but they are also extremely helpful. You can find pretty much any car you’re looking for. From sedans to four-wheelers, we have it all. All you need to do is point your finger to the car you want and that will be your ride for the day. To ensure you get your desired car upon arrival we recommend booking it easy, online in advance after comparing prices on our website. That way you will find the cheapest deals. We also offer a free cancellation up to 24 hours before pick up.
If you’re going to rent a car in Bodrum, you need to be over 21 years of age and hold a license at least for a year. Traffic always travels on the right and you need to be extra careful while driving in rural areas. Seat belts are mandatory and not wearing them might result in penalties. The speed limits of various areas of Bodrum are mentioned below:
|Type of Road||Speed in Miles per Hour|
|Open Road||56 mph|
Several years ago, the rules for drinking and driving weren’t as strict as they are today. You were allowed 0.5 mg per ml alcohol in your blood. But, due to drunken tourists causing accidents, Turkey has banned drinking and driving. You aren’t allowed to have any alcohol before stepping behind a steering wheel. If you plan to drive home after a party, it is recommended that either you don’t consume any alcohol or you should ask someone else to drive. Bodrum takes drinking very seriously and a violation of this rule will probably land you in a not so pleasant Turkish jail.
As we mentioned at the start of this page, Bodrum has a rich history due to the Suleiman and Ottoman Empire. There are hundreds of architectural feats in Turkey and Bodrum was fortunate enough to get a decent number of them. The sights Bodrum has to offer are a spectacle for everyone to see. So, without any further delay, let’s get into the best places you have to visit in Bodrum…
|Places||Distance from the Airport||Travelling Time|
|Zeki Muren Arts Museum||35 km||33 min|
|Castle of St. Peter||35.9 km||35 min|
|Aqua Pro Dive Center||41 km||44 min|
|Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology||35.9 km||35 min|
|Bardakci Cove||35 km||32 min|
|Bodrum Amphitheatre||36 km||32 min|
|Camel Beach||49.1 km||52 min|
Bodrum sure knows how to keep tourists occupied. Bodrum is a fresh air of modern festivities. The festivities are ones that everyone can enjoy. There isn’t anything that the Turkish are behind in. Their festivals are more of the same and will probably be one of the best events you’ve ever attended. Here are only some of their names:
If you’re ever going to some other country, the first thing you should know about it are the emergency numbers. You’d be a fool to walk into a new country without having any knowledge of who to call if something goes wrong. To ensure that the people hiring our rental services know emergency numbers for the authorities, we’ll list all the important numbers you should know.