Commonly referred to as the ‘St Tropez of Turkey’ thanks to its amazing yachting facilities (it boasts some of the best sailing routes in Turkey along its coasts as well as an extremely high class and luxury marina) and impressive Turkey property, Bodrum has been the final destination for hundreds of ex-pats over the years who fancied invested in a property in Turkey and settling down to a laid-back lifestyle.
A town full of culture and Turkish traditional charm, yet with an undisputed New World appeal, Bodrum is a magnet for the rich and famous without a doubt, but Turkey property there doesn’t carry the same expensive price tag as it does in other similar areas of Europe.
Yes there are luxury villas and yachts galore, but there are also ‘greasy spoon’ cafes and tourist souvenir shops as well as excellent produce markets.
Once the capital of the Kingdom of Caria, Bodrum today attracts the likes of such celebrity clientele as the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and pop stars Beyonce and Sting. But apart from celeb spotting and indulging in its Turkish traditions, what else does Bodrum have to offer the ex-pat and European visitors?
- Museum of Underwater Archeology and Castle of St Peter. Regarded as one of the best museums in the country, the Bodrum Castel Underwater Museum needs a couple of hours to do it justice. All items are well lit and there’s plenty of information to accompany the fascinating exhibits. There’s also very impressive views of the bay.
Port of Bodrum Yalikavak. Want to see some luxury yachts? Then this is the plave to come. Hire one and go out to sea for a day. You won’t regret it.
- Aqua Park. Fantastic for a family fun day out, the Bodrum Aqua Park boasts heart-stopping rides as well as a massive Jacuzzi for a little relaxation after all that cardio-excitement stuff!
- Bitez Beach. Luxuriate on a beach where you know you’ll be guaranteed fab weather. There’s clear waters to accompany it and better still – some fab restaurants nearby so you don’t even have to bother about packing a picnick in the morning. Then there are all those hammocks and beanbags for hire too. This is really holiday stuff!
- Bodrum Amphitheater. Dating back to the 4th century BC, this amphitheater was actually built during the reign of King Mausoleus. It’s an amazing auditorium for concerts during the summer months. The atmosphere alone is incredible and pretty much unsurpassed.
What else is there worth paying a visit to in Bodrum? Well, there’s Rabbit Island of course (need we explain the name?), the lovely windmills in Yalikavak and the Pedasa Antique City.
Here at Oceanwide Properties Turkey we specialise in finding homes and selling Turkey properties for ex-pats in particular. Call on us at our offices in the beautiful coastal resort of Fethiye or our office in London to take a look through our portfolio or just find out more from our bilingual staff about living or property for sale in Fethiye and other parts of Turkey. We’ll be happy to help.