A Backpackers Guide to Bodrum

Bodrum is a beautiful port city on the southwestern coast of Turkey. It’s simple enough to get your flights to Bodrum and there is enough culture there to keep you going. Here are some of the top things to do in Bodrum.

Bodrum Castle and Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

If you’re excited to learn about Bodrum’s history and become intimate with the place, start out by visiting the Bodrum Castle and Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The museum is closed on Mondays so make sure that your schedule for a visit that doesn’t fall on this day. Visiting hours will be from 9 am until 7 pm and the estimated entrance fee is only 10 YTL.

Carian Princess

The Carian Princess should also be included in your itinerary. Visiting hours would be from 10 in the morning until 12 noon and will resume from 2 PM until 4 PM every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The fee to get in the Carian Princess exhibit is 5 YTL. The Carian Princess exhibits the relics of Halicarnassus, which is known to be Caria’s capital city and is also the site where Bodrum stands now.

Bodrum Amphitheatre

Another remarkable sight to see is the 4th Century B.C. Bodrum Amphitheatre. This is one of the most amazing historical tourist attractions to see when in Bodrum. Quite a number of concerts and shows have been held in this open-air amphitheatre so if you’re in Bodrum during a show, don’t fail to get yourself a ticket and experience what it feels like to be amongst the crowd standing in one of the oldest yet grandest amphitheatres in the world.

Turkish Cuisine

Figuring out where to satisfy your Turkish cravings is never a problem. Here are some great dine in places where you can taste the real goodness of Turkish cuisine at very affordable prices. Nazik Ana offers meals that are easy on the budget. If you’re not too picky and if you want good old fashioned authentic Turkish meals served on hot and sizzling plates then this place is for you. It can be found in a narrow alley in Eski Hükümet Sok. No:5 just at the heart of the city.

If you’re a sucker for pizza then don’t forget to check out Sunger Pizza, situated on the main street of Neyzen Tevfik just at the front of Bodrum Marina. You’ll go crazy with their astonishing selection of pizzas at an unbelievably low cost!

Finding good meals at low prices is easy when you’re in Bodrum. You can just hike around the post office near the Cevat Sakir Street and find fast-food chains that offer some of the best Turkish entrees at very reasonable prices.

Bodrum Nightlife

Of course let’s not forget the nightlife. Teens and young adults would rather tire their feet in high-heeled stilettos dancing in Turkish tunes rather than tucking themselves to bed at night. Make the most out of your vacation and maximize your stay in Bodrum. Instead of snoring your way to slumber, why don’t you take out that make-up kit and start prepping yourself up for an intense night of clubbing and bar hopping. Bar Street is one of the most popular bars in Bodrum. Just a few feet away and you can already hear the booming speakers and the cheers of the locals and tourists dancing and singing the night away.

Have you ever been to Bodrum? What did you think?

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