Bodrum, Bodrum, a little sleep that I wanted all!
by M. Gürer
That's the lyrics of a very famous Turkish song about Bodrum...
Since "the Fisherman of Halikarnassos", Cevat Sakir, who was a poet and writer, Bodrum changed dramatically.
My first visit to Bodrum was in 1985, I was an adventurer looking for fun and nature. Bodrum was famous at that
time for being the most popular resort town of Turkey. It hasn't changed much. Years added Antalya, Kusadasi, Marmaris
to top ten, but still Bodrum is the dream town of night crawlers! It is famous for long, sleepless nights...
You will face here the famous three "S" philosophy: sun, sea and s.x!Lots of single women and men from
all over the world that came to conquer this nice resort town of Turkey!
You will see hundreds of youngsters from Great Britain. They love to party and drink till dawn in Bodrum! Bodrum
is perfect for them because accommodation, food and alcoholic beverages are fairly inexpensive there. (compared
I have to admit that Bodrum is located on one of the prettiest peninsulas of southwestern
Turkey. Bodrum has numerous bays and coves and hundreds of tiny cute villages.
Downtown of Bodrum is famous but I recommend you to visit cute towns next to Bodrum, like Turkbuku, Yalikavak,
Turkbuku became the center of new jet-set of Turkey, providing them the prettiest cove and a dozen restaurants
including, "Ship Ahoy", "Ada Hotel Restaurant".
If you like sea food go to Gumusluk, a pretty quiet village ca.18 miles from Bodrum. Don't go during weekends,
place is packed. Prefer weekday's nights.
Yalikavak public market is a lively event and I recommend you to go there. It is once a week, but I don't remember
now which day it was! Ask a local when you reach Bodrum. You can buy beautiful handicrafts, fresh produce and visit
the famous patisserie of Yalikavak along the beach!
I am sure you will love Bodrum, both during the day and night!
Interests: Travel, Tour Organizations, Movies, Active Tours, Hiking, Ancient Cities, Turkish Art and Culture, Gourmet
Dining in Turkey
Location: San Francisco, California and Istanbul, Turkey
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