The ancients called it Halicarnassus, we call it Brodum, but the place is the same, an ancient metropolis, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world, that today is a haven for sailors in yacht charter Turkey, with a lot of potential and a prestigious regatta.
Why come here
Site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus, which is renowned for the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the city of yacht charter Bodrum is today a popular resort on the southwestern corner of the Turkish peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea.
Its long history, the perfect setting and the recent governmental investments made in the region make yacht charter Bodrum one of the best choices for those sailors who like this part of the Aegean Sea. This means that there are plenty for you to do and see, and there’s also lovely sailing around the shoreline of the peninsula.
What to see
It’s very likely that the only way you’ve heard of yacht charter Bodrum is thanks to the ancient mausoleum so that’s the first thing any holidaymaker wants to see first. However, the mausoleum was destroyed by earthquakes a long time ago and the only remnants that can be seen today are found in London’s British Museum.
You’ll have to make do with the Castle of St Peter, built by the Knights Hospitaller around 1400, which was built in part with stone taken from the mausoleum. This castle also doubles as the local archeology museum, so chances are it’s always going to be packed with tourists.
Where to hang out
The shopping scene in yacht charter Bodrum is divided into two separate versions: the old commerce, with the small shops on crowded streets that sell groceries, pottery and leather goods and the new, touristier commerce, set in modern shopping centers. Tourists can enjoy a blend between the two if they want to get the real Turkish experience. However, you should never pay the price you’re being asked, always haggle, that way you can get some very good deal on clothing and jewelry.
Of course, there are those Turkish exports that westerners have learned to enjoy, such as the dönerkebab which in yacht Bodrum are sold by street vendors, are delicious and very inexpensive, so a great option for the hungry guest who is on the run. When you’re done, make sure to stop by any of the coffee houses to get a taste of real Turkish coffee, a real delight for both connoisseurs and novices.
In recognition of its status as a tourists region but also as an important port, yacht charter Bodrum celebrates a couple of annual maritime events that are sure to be of some interest to the crowds. The most prominent is the International Bodrum Cup regatta in October organized by the local yacht club.