About Bodrum area
If you’re thinking about booking a flight to the Bodrum Area, it’ll probably be the beaches that are tempting you – and understandably so. Skirting the Aegean Sea, Bodrum’s coastline is a mix of wide golden expanses and secluded coves hidden in the shadows of rugged mountains. Travel away from the sand and you’ll find a thrumming city that’s your gateway to popular resorts like Gumbet and Altinkum. The latter’s got its fair share of attractions, with bars, clubs and a bazaar filling up its promenade and square. And the former’s known for its long, Blue Flag beach, but it’s buzzing with watersports, restaurants and hotels, too. When you want to up the tempo, it’s an easy 10-minute drive into Bodrum, where party-loving adults revel in some of the best nightclubs in Turkey – including Europe’s biggest floating disco. Meanwhile, quieter holidays are Akyarlar’s speciality. This tiny fishing village deals in curvy coves and family-run restaurants serving up authentic Turkish treats. What’s more, our direct flights to the Bodrum Area put you within touching distance of one of the best-preserved classical cities in the world – Ephesus. This is where the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, once stood. These days, you can still feel its time-worn grandeur as you walk among its crumbling libraries, churches and amphitheatres. Book a return flight here, and you’ll fly into Bodrum’s international airport from London Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester or Birmingham. If it’s cheap flights you’re after, make sure to keep an eye on our deals page.
- Sprawl on the sands at Altinkum beach. It translates as ‘golden sands’, and that’s exactly what you’ll find on this wide, pillow-soft stretch.
- Mosey around Bodrum’s food market. Thursdays and Fridays see trestle tables bowing under the weight of fruit, veg and spices in every colour of the rainbow.
- Tuck into ‘pirzola’. These melt-in-your-mouth lamb chops are seasoned with sumac and thyme, and griddled to perfection.
- Make your way to the aptly named Bar Street in Gumbet – it’s a road of revelry that packs in everything from cheesy disco joints to good-time Irish pubs.
- Relax in a traditional hammam. These old Turkish bathhouses will wash away your stresses and leave you feeling as good as new.