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Travel Guide: Bodrum

30th Jul 2015 5:24pm | By Editor

Bodrum is alive with bars, restaurants and bustling market stalls.

Here you can get lost in time bargaining for virtually anything from exotic spices to silk carpets. It is tourist tacky in a few too many places, but you can get off the beaten track and explore sheltered anchorages cleft deep into the mountainous coastline, small fishing villages and farming settlements.

Bodrum is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Mausoleum at Harlicarnassus. The tomb for Mausolus, a governor of the Persian Empire, and his wife - who was also his sister – was so impressive that above-ground tombs are now generically known as mausoleums. Unfortunately all you can see now are the ruins, as it was destroyed by earthquakes.

Elsewhere, enjoy the harbour village of Gumusluck, with its charming flower-bedecked houses and excellent seafood restaurants; take a stroll around the ancient ruins of Pedasa, once capital of the Lelegians, the people who originally settled in the Bodrum peninsula but about whom very little is known;  saunter around Yalikavak, the St Tropez of Bodrum, to gasp at the millionaires' yachts, or simply stretch out on one of Bodrum’s many beaches.

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