Once a cozy fishing village of only a few thousand people, Bodrum has experienced a renaissance in the last half century that has transformed this once-sleepy community into one of Turkey's most popular vacation hotspots. Writers, intellectuals, artists and musicians have long called this Aegean town home, or second-home, attracting a vibrant cultural scene paralleled only by the city’s heritage. Windswept beaches and glittering waters provide the backdrop to the perfect beach getaway.
The nightlife in Bodrum is vibrant to say the least. There are numerous bars and clubs that regularly hosts foam parties. If you fancy a taste of Turkish evening entertainment, several meyhanes dot the city – local Turkish tavernas where the crowd joins in with the local performer, singing, dancing and drinking. And to add up to it the attractive beaches at Gumbet and Bitez are just a short ride away. The clear waters are perfect for diving and snorkelling while jeep safaris and horse-back riding are an absolute must-try.