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Bodrum at a Glance

Seaside resort town of Bodrum started as a sleepy fishing village with an ancient castle and a ruined 4th century B.C  mausoleum. When you aren't splashing in the warm water, explore the buildings and the colorful history of the area. 

Bodrum's Mediterranean waters have been luring tourists since the late 1940s. The town has an arty feel because it started out as a destination for artists, writers and intellectuals. Preservation and urban planning efforts mean that you can enjoy a preserved village feel while vacationing in style. Wander down Bodrum's white washed lanes and explore its hidden alleyways. Visit its crusader knight castle and the ruins of the grand mausoleum that used to stand before the knights used its stone to build their fort. Get a look at the ancient city's gates and enjoy the archaeological museum filled with interesting treasures found on the sea floor. When you aren't learning, a nice space on the beach is all that you need to feel rested and relaxed. 

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June - September
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October - May
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Visitors from the U.S, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia need a valid passport and a visa. The visa can be purchased at their point of entry and needs to be paid in cash with exact change only. Learn more at the website of the Turkish Embassy to your country. American citizens can also use the U.S State Department website as a point of reference. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Wintertime, especially in eastern Turkey, is chilly. Snowfall in the mountains can close roads. The Black Sea coast sees a lot of rain year round and that can affect your trip. 

      Safety Concerns Turkey is a safe place to travel, but use common sense. Keep your valuables out of sight and protect your passport. ATM scams do occur so avoid ATMs with loiterers. Hold on to your drink to reduce the risk of it being drugged and you robbed.  Travelers should watch out for cars when they are walking or driving themselves. Traffic safety can be lax in Turkey. 

      Health Concerns Stick to bottled water or use a water purifier for your drinking and cooking water in Turkey. Travelers should also keep themselves cool and well hydrated in the heat.