In the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey, lies Bodrum. It is an ultra touristy district and a port city in Muğla Province with a land area of 656.06 km2 (253.31 sq mi).
This small city is the country’s top summer vacation destination and is known for its elegant hotels, fashionable beach clubs and impressively beautiful marinas. On top of that, Bodrum also offers a glance of its intense history through ancient Amphitheatre, museums, a well-preserved castle on the shore serving as a towering monument to Turkey’s ancient history and among others.
Spending summer in Bodrum is always a great idea for people from all walks of life. For those in a budget, there’s no need to be intimated by this city’s grandeur for this amazing tourist destination offers camping possibilities for backpackers as well.
Once in the city, you can then take a tour to the amazing beaches. Yahsi Beach is one of the best beaches in Bodrum with spotless golden sands and shallow waters. You can enjoy the soft summer breezes while resting in the sun lounger with a drink in hand until sunset.
Everything you need like food and beverages is within close proximity and in affordable prices. There’s also Bitez Beach which is approximately 6km from Bodrum that’s an an ideal location for water sports.
Its calm and shallow waters attracts windsurfers. You can enjoy surfing or simply watch the surfers all day long while basking in the sun or swimming in the tranquil sea. If you want to take sightseeing to a whole new level, you can jump aboard and cruise around the coast to enjoy a leisurely tour in the Turquoise Aegean Sea.
In fact, your Bodrum adventure will never be complete without a tour to marvel the striking terrain while drinking, dining and swimming with a very accommodating crew who will make sure that you will have the best experience of a lifetime.
After all these adventures, you would definitely want to just simply relax and enjoy special summer evenings or even immerse with the locals.
The best place for that would be in Yalikavak. It is a town 18 kilometers from Bodrum on the northern side of the peninsula and is popular with both foreign and Turkish tourists alike.
There you will find several beaches and bays as well as hills that will provide you a great view of the town and the surrounding Aegean coastline.
The beaches are just a narrow strip of sand but they are great places to spend time relaxing or socializing especially in the evening. One of the most go-to places in this town is the Yalikavak Market that lures visitors from all around the Bodrum Peninsula.
It’s a great place to find bargains for clothing, jewelry, and fabrics as well as fresh food produce. Yalikavak can make dinners extraordinary with its many restaurants line the beach where they place tables on the sand so you can indulge in a quiet meal with the sea lapping that’s only a few meters away. The hottest month in Bodrum is July with an average temperature of 28.5 (83) and the coldest is January at 11.5 (53). The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 25.1 (77).