The pretty resort town of Bodrum is located on a peninsula not far from Muğla, easily reachable by bus. It was once the site of the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; you can see the foundations a short way from the marina. Bodrum Castle is considered the town’s foremost landmark, and has been extraordinarily preserved. A more unusual stop is the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, the best museum in the region and one of the finest in all of Turkey.
Bodrum’s fantastic nightlife is definitely a major factor in its continuing tourist appeal, and you’ll find bars and clubs open at all hours if you want to join the crowds for drinks and dancing.
How to get to Bodrum
Bodrum is easily reachable by bus from Istanbul. Since the popularity of the desinations among Turks, there are also daily flights Bodrum - Istanbul