Best Things To Do in Bodrum, Turkey

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  • The Bodrum Castle of St. Peter and the Museum of Underwater Archeology: A 15th century castle with grand architecture and a museum worth visiting for history buffs.
  • Port Bodrum Yalikavak: A luxurious neighborhood and a popular tourist attraction famous for yachts and activities like wind-surfing.
  • Bitez Beach: A peaceful beach to chill with lots of cafes and restaurants.
  • Rabbit Island: A panoramic view of the sea and a nice place for snorkeling and swimming.
  • Mausoleum of Halikarnassus: Ruins of 1500 year old tomb which is the only existing structure from the seven ancient wonders of the world.
  • Camel Beach: Ideal for family and kids, part of the boat ride. As the name suggests has camel rides apart from the beach activities.
  • Visit the iconic sites of Bodrum amphitheater and the Myndos Gate.


  • Given the proximity of the beautiful beaches, visitors have access to excellent beach activities including swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling.
  • Hike up the hill and visit the white windmills. These 18th century windmills are constructed in stone and wood on the hill between Bodrum and Gumbet, at the road to Turgutreis.
  • Visit the historic neighborhood of Karakaya village which is a 300 year old town restored just the way it was back then!

Below we have a list of things to do in Bodrum and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bodrum getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Bodrum with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Bodrum

Here is the list of things to do in Bodrum and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Bitez Beach

    4.2 (1403 Votes)
    Bitez Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Cafe, Restaurant

    A pleasant beach with plenty of restaurants and cafes. Great place to chill!
  2. Bodrum Castle Of St Peter And Museum Of Underwater Archaeology

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Built in early 15th century by the knights of St. John, this castle is has a spectacular view and is a home to the Museum Of Underwater Archaeology. The huge castle has many attractions within itself and every facade of the castle has an interesting history behind it. Constructed by the knights of Johns at the time of the Mongol invasion, the castle was conquered and has a severe effect on the ...Read more
  3. Port Bodrum Yalikavak

    Waterfront, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure

    Explore the beauty of this town located near Bodrum which is ideal for a day's visit from Bodrum. Considered as one of the most elite neighbourhoods, Yalikavak serves as an enticing tourist attraction with great shops, good restaurants and enthralling beaches. Ideal for wind-surfing, Yalikavak is also surrounded by magnificent bay areas and hills which are an alluring sight. The Port Palmarina ...Read more
  4. Mausoleum At Halicarnassus

    4.2 (1097 Votes)
    Mausoleum At Halicarnassus

    Art And Culture, Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb

    The only standing structure from the Seven Wonders of Antiquity, this 1500 year old epitome of architecture was originally a tomb. Built for Mausolus- a prominent ruler of the Persian Empire and Artemisia II Caria who was both his wife and sister by Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (the former name of Bodrum) is a place to be to! Destroyed by a series o...Read more
  5. Bodrum Amphitheatre

    Museum, Historical Site, Entertainment, Amphitheater

    Accredited to the reign of King Mausolus, the Bodrum amphitheatre was completed in the Roman era. One of the best preserved structure of the ancient Halikarnasas, its construction began around 4th century BC. It was later enlarged in 2nd century AD by the Romans. It has three main parts- the stage, the orchestra and the audience seating area. It has a seating capacity of 13,000. Operating as an...Read more
  6. Bodrum Windmills


    One of the greatest sights overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Gumbet Bay, Bodrum windmills date back to the 18h century. In operation till 1970’s, these seven windmills are located at a hill top offering a panoramic view of Gumbet bay on one side and Bodrum Bay on the other. Great place for a little hike and a peaceful afternoon!
  7. Rabbit Island

    Outdoors, Island, Leisure, Water Sport

    This untouched island is a part of the Bodrum boat tour and is a peaceful place to explore the calm waters and the panoramic view of the sea. Also, the name derives from the frequent spotting of cute rabbits on the island. There are activities like snorkelling and swimming which you can try or just admire the beauty of the island on your visit.
  8. Camel Beach

    4.2 (922 Votes)
    Camel Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Water Body, Leisure

    A fun beach offering camel rides and other activities apart from the regular swimming and sunbathing. Ideal for families and kids.
  9. Halikarnas The Club

    4.2 (470 Votes)
    Halikarnas The Club

    Food And Drinks, Club, Entertainment

    A fantabulous club in Bodrum operating since 1979! Foot-tapping music, groovy ambience and great food make it a perfect hangout for late night. Many popular DJ’s present their talent here and there are also shows taking place periodically.
  10. The Myndos Gate

    Educational Site, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

    The only surviving gate of the city walls built by King Mausolus, Myndos gate was recently restored. The city walls that were 7 kilometres in length were a 4th century construction and served as a shield to the citadel from the outer world. Myndos gate is a twin-towered gate. In front of the gate, are the remains of a moat in which many of Alexander the Great’s soldier’s were drowne...Read more
  11. Bardakci Cove

    Beach, Water Body, Waterfront

    This is the nearest bay to Bodrum town centre. The sandy beach is exclusive and the water is perfectly clear adding to the alluring panorama. The coastline also has a plenty of marine life and snorkelling is a popular activity. Swimming is also a favourite activity of tourists coming to the cove. The cove can be reached by a water taxi ride. There are a few cosy hotels near-by if you wish to ex...Read more
  12. Zeki Muren Art Museum

    4.7 (669 Votes)
    Zeki Muren Art Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Dedicated to the great classical music performer of Turkey- Zeki Muren, this art museum is set up in the home of the artist. He lived here during his stay in Bodrum and displays a memorabilia of his personal items, awards, costumes, sketches and fan letters. The home itself is a beautiful specimen of Turkish interior decoration and architecture. The house is surrounded by a pretty garden which ...Read more
  13. Pedasa Antique City

    4.2 (913 Votes)
    Pedasa Antique City

    Food And Drinks, Flea Market

    Located in Konacik, Pedasa was once a great ancient city and has now developed as a popular spot for tourists. There are various guided walking tours that unleash the hidden secrets of this antique city. Pedasa was known for its fierce resistance against the Persians and Alexander the great. The city was most flourishing between 11th to 6th centuries BC. It was re-founded as Konacik village. Hi...Read more
  14. Dedeman Aquapark

    3.6 (159 Votes)
    Dedeman Aquapark

    Water Park

    What’s better way to spend some quality time with family that a fun filled water park? It is not only the first of its kind park in Turkey but the biggest one too. The water park is spread over an area of 40000 square meters and houses an array of slides to keep your tribe entertained. Come here to indulge in many of its 20+ slides that are accompanied with other fun opportunities like wa...Read more
  15. Bodrum Pedasa
    BODRUM PEDASA is just four kilometers from bodrum. The hill top is sheltered with trees and there is no road path so need to get only over foot which makes the trip an interesting one. The remains can be seen on the top inside a diameter of 150 meters.

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    • You can visit Bodrum Castle and Beach. Explore local markets. Go to Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and Bodrum Amphitheatre. You can also check these Bodrum tours to see if anything interests you - 

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