Of all the amazing Turkish resorts Bodrum is probably the best known. Popular as a mainstream destination for many years it is well established with plenty to offer holidaymakers; sat on the Aegean coast, the area is picture perfect with a vibrant busy feel. Filled with traditional markets, and a thriving marina, Bodrum has the resort vibe but one that enjoys a little more depth, complete with its ancient ruins and a sense of history.
Bodrum attracts a varied crowd, and is split quite definitively into two main tourist areas, the east side has a long beach and all the usual bars and restaurants that you associate with a popular sunshine resort, whereas the west caters for those that arrive via the new marina, with a more upmarket glitzy feel. Bodrum is all about bringing people together though, and the evenings see crowds from all areas of the town enjoying the terraces of the restaurants that line the seafront.