Bodrum, formerly Halicarnassus, with its quaint streets, whitewashed houses, beautiful floral scenes, low rise, a beautiful location on the peninsula in the bay of Gokova, an imposing crusader castle, a large marina, a hilly area where the many accommodations on often graceful manner have been constructed, is a resort that has always drawn a load bearing and artistic audience over the years.
The beaches of Bodrum are located outside the town. Vast sandy beaches with plenty of clear water can be found in the lively Gumbet, in the peaceful Bitez or Turgutreis. At the beach of Gumusluk you will find the partially drowned ruins of ancient Myndos
Nightlife can notably in Bodrum and Gumbet itself, where the largest outdoor discotheque in Turkey Halicarnas located. The picturesque places Bitez and Turgutreis offer a combination of beautiful beaches and a full range of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Bodrum is also called the Turkish St. Tropez. Bodrum is the meeting point of water sports. This seaside town boasts a unique atmosphere and is among the most scenic and also most vibrant holiday resorts of Turkey.