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Bodrum Airport to Bodrum City Center transfer
Bodrum City Information
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Bodrum is a small town with around 30.000 citizens. The peaceful landscape is Bodrum’s main charm with a little port and a lay back atmosphere. Most of Bodrum’s population has as main occupation fishing and agriculture giving the city an old times ambience. Tourism was only developed the past decades so Bodrum still preserves its traditional character. Apart from a tourist center Bodrum has become an art center as well, attracting artists worldwide that find plenty of inspiration in this charming city.

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The town life is focused mainly around the harbor where the visitors can find plenty of shops, bars restaurants and discover hidden gems in the narrow streets that boast of life. The main street is a pedestrian one named Cumhurriyet Caddesi (Republic Street), which is renown for its nightlife and the numerous bars.

During the day time many artisans can make on the spot a pair of leather sandals in traditional Mediterranean styles and besides the bars one could find many fine boutiques with very stylish creations that combine modern design with local fabrics. The souvenir shops round the area offer an amazing variety of local design showcasing the rich Anatolian traditions, such as harem slippers embroidered with golden threads, onyx ware, brass ware, small toy camels made of leather or fabric and many more.

When the night comes Bodrum lights spread a sweet glow and St. Peter Castle lights up. The town turns into a cosmopolitan center and there is plenty of choice in restaurants, bars and clubs that can satisfy all tastes in entertainment. 

Milas-Bodrum airport Is now fully connected, facilitating the access to the town with charter flights arriving daily during the high season

Right outside of the town boundaries you can visit Icmeler, which is the largest European wooden boat-building yard. Icmeler can be a unique experience since it includes a large historical background. Boats were built here throughout the centuries like the war ships built for the Egypt in 300 bc.

Apart from Bodrum town there are plenty of attractions in its surroundings. Bodrum Peninsula offers a huge variety of landscapes and historical sightseeing along with numerous traditional little villages and charming bays. All within short distance.
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Bodrum peninsula

Gümbet: 3 km from Bodrum it is a tourist resort and a water-sports center.
Bitez: 7 km from Bodrum. Sandy beach and a windsurfing favorite.
Ortakent: 13 km from Bodrum. Long sandy beach and a very unique attraction – the annual camel wrestling festival.
Kargi (Camel Beach) and Bagla: 16 km from Bodrum. Two very nice beaches.
Akyarlar and Karaincir: 22 km from Bodrum closest point to Kos island and a famous spot for wind surfing – safe beach for children.
Turgutreis: 18 km from Bodrum it is a small town with a few beaches near by with tourist facilities.
Kadikalesi: 4 km from Turgutreis a beautiful holiday resort.
Gümüslük: 24 km from Bodrum. Myndos an ancient site is located here with protected heritage that let the village remain intact from modern constructions. A tranquil resort with plenty of fish tradition.
Yalikavak: 18 km from Bodrum small and peaceful tourist resort.
Gundogan: a few minutes from Yalikavak, with ancient sites and few large hotels.
Gol-Turkbuku: 18 km from Bodrum, beautiful villages chosen by many artists as a residence or a holiday destination.
Torba: 6 km from Bodrum with two beaches and the remains of a Byzantine Monastery can be found here.

Bodrum Info:

Police Emergency : 155
Rural Police (Gendarme) Emergency : 156
Fire Emergency : 110

Telephones & Post Office :
Post office in Bodrum is open 24 /7 (located on Cevat Sakir Street).
There are many telephone booths which operate with telephone cards. These can be bought at post offices.
International code for Turkey: 90
The Area code for Bodrum (and Mugla Province): 252

Banks & Change Offices
Banks are open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:00. Change offices are open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 23:00.

Electricity :
The current is 220 V.

Market Days :
Market place is near the bus station. Weekly market for textiles is on Tuesday ; for food is on Thursday and Friday.

Museums & Ancient Sites :
All museums in Turkey are closed on Mondays.
Bodrum Castle and Underwater Museum Opening Hours : 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-17:30
Mausoleum Opening Hours : 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-17:30
Theatre & Myndos Gate open 24 hours.

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