Bodrum is the ultimate summer vacation spot in Turkey. This small, pristine city in the Aegean Region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, meaning almost half of the year is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing at the beach. The shoreline along the Aegean Sea boasts more than 60 Blue Flag beaches, making it clear why so many tourists and Turks alike flock here between May and September.
Another aspect Bodrum is known for is its distinct colour palette. You will immediately notice that almost every building is painted in blue and white, and this isn’t by coincidence. It is believed by Aegeans that the white walls prevent insects from entering houses, while the blue doors and window frames protect its inhabitants from the evil eye.
Wondering what to do in Bodrum other than lay on the beach all day? Here are 17 things to do in this captivating seaside city, as well as a few of the other charming towns across the Bodrum Peninsula.
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