The chic beach resorts of Turkey
Bodrum is a beach town, a former fishing village and sponge divers, known as the St Tropez Turkish … but by the Turks. Beautiful beaches, clear waters of the Aegean Sea, attracted local jet-salt but the comparison ends there. No luxury boutiques, licked town but good markets souvenir shops, others selling copies of the luxury brands. If prices are a little more expensive than in the rest of Turkey, restaurants, trendy bars, clubs are more affordable than Paris. (Around 10 euros a meal)
If the Turkish Riviera has the false air of Greece with its whitewashed houses, despite its souvenir shops in OCD and its popular success, it retains a certain charm.
Bodrum saw the night: the party is an institution. Until 7:00 to 8:00 am, revelers sober up and eat in the streets to reclaim their crazy night before returning to their hotel room.
If you like electro clubs, partying with friends, the destination is ideal for skimming bars and nightclubs. (Go to Catamaran, a floating club returns to port in the early morning but free shuttles are provided every half hour to bring you back on solid ground, the Halikarnas, an outdoor disco shaped arena and faux columns antiques, offers a beautiful view of the Bodrum Castle. it can accommodate up to 5000 people. a decoration that is worth seeing)
But it is also a good starting point for touring the region and discover historical and natural sites like Hierapolis Pammakule, Ephesus, an ancient Greek city.
For those seeking a place more « authentic » and boho-hippie-chic, they can « hide » in the village of Gümüşlük, a haunt of artists and intellectuals, 25 km from Bodrum. Dine at Mimoza, a stylish restaurant on the water for a romantic feet in the sand while watching the sunset.
In August, temperatures rise to 40 degrees. A perfect destination for a long weekend rather late in the season …
○ Informations ○
How to get there :
Namely: it is difficult to find a direct flight from Paris to Bodrum
The Halikarnas: Cumhuriyet Caddessi, No. 178, Bodrum (May-September only)
The Catamaran Club: Hilmi Uran Meydani 14, Eastern Bay, Bodrum (June to September only)
Mimoza restaurant: Karakaya, 1120. Sk, 48970 Gümüşlük Belediyesi / Bodrum / Muğla, Turkey.