"If you come to the top of this hill, you will see Bodrum. Do not think that you'll leave as the person you arrived. The same happened to those before you. As they departed, they all left their minds behind in Bodrum..." said Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı who also know as The Fisherman of Halicarnassus.
This quotation is the first thing visitors see on the main road into Bodrum. Bodrum is a beautiful village with a history of 5,000 years, comprising traces from numerous civilisations and standing out as a bridge between the past and the present. Bodrum, known as Halicarnassus in ancient times, has been throughout history the land of eternal blue and sunshine, a unique town first discovered by fishermen, poets and sponge-diving painters, where Alexander the Great consorted with a warrior queen and where the sun sinks sighing in purple and orange over the placid waters of the Aegean, a place where time can stand still for you to make the most of every moment.
Bodrum’s natural beauty is complemented with its one-of-a-kind microclimate to escape humid summer days (more than 200 sunny days a year in average), as well as chilling winter nights.
Bodrum is almost synonymous with great fresh seafood, refined local mezzes that complement the local traditional drink “raki”, and great vistas of amazing nature and the sea.