The turquoise waters of Gokova Bay have become shelter for many renowned super yachts over the years. Sailing away from the marina of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay for either a couple of hours or a couple of days is definitely on the bucket list. Bodrum is a major destination for yachtsmen with its top-notch marinas and untouched bays.
Apart from the deep, azure sea, Bodrum Peninsula is abound with pristine beaches surrounded by citrus groves, olive trees, bougainvillea, rocky crags and pinewoods. Bodrum is a vibrant mix of the mythical and the modern, and the best way to explore all the beauty is to rent a cool car and take a tour around the peninsula.
Party like a star!
The buzz continues 24 hours a day in Bodrum, and the a-listers start sipping champagne around noon. In this magical atmosphere, they do not sleep until dawn. An enchanting escape in Bodrum can be as secluded or sophisticated as you’d like.
Sit at a festive table!
Whether it’s a simple Turkish home-cooked meal or world-class sophisticated dining, Bodrum offers the freshest organic products directly from the farm and the seas with its culinary wealth. There is always a twist of European flair.
Take a walk!
The picture-perfect city of Bodrum is a great place to while away an afternoon, wandering through cobbled streets past whitewashed houses and colourful flower displays. You can start your journey with a private sea transfer from the hotel’s marina to downtown Bodrum.
For those interested in discovering more about Turkey’s passionate history, Bodrum houses many antique sites, including the imposing medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes and two of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the Mausoleum and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
Check out the windmills!
One of the many beautiful sights overlooking the Bodrum peninsula is the windmills. Facing northwest to catch the coastal winds, these windmills made of stone and lined with wooden planks were used from the 18th century until the 70s as a means to grind flour for the local people. Whether you go at night or dawn, you’ll enjoy the full synergy of sun, sea and wind.
Wear your sophistication!
Leave behind your signature shoes and get some famous Bodrum leather sandals. Skilled artisans can make you a customised pair of snug-fitting leather sandals in the traditional Aegean style. Sandal making is a very old tradition in Bodrum.