Informations about the destination
Bodrum is the major resort and most attractive town on Turkey’s Aegean Coast. The centre has been heavily developed for European tourists since it was ‘discovered’ in the 1970s, but despite this, and heavy summer crowds, it retains (at least for first-time visitors) an exotic Turkish atmosphere with plenty of visual interest and excitement. The splendid Crusader Castle of St Peter is the dominant landmark in this low-rise whitewashed Mediterranean scene while traditional wooden Turkish sailing boats grace the busy harbour.
Despite its seaside position, Bodrum is not a beach resort. A dolmuş (minibus) service goes to the nearby sand-and-shingle beaches at Gumbet, 3km (2 miles), and Bitez, 7km (4.5 miles) away, which are renowned for their windsurfing conditions.
When to travel
Bodrum is on the south west coast of Turkey and has a very warm and sunny climate all year round. If you want to enjoy as much heat as possible on holiday, the best time to go to Bodrum is in the summer. Temperatures in high season reach over 30°C, which is ideal for relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun beneath a swaying palm tree. For cooler temperatures, the best time to visit Bodrum is in autumn. October has an average temperature of 21°C that lowers to 16°C in November, which is mild and great for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The Mediterranean Sea is usually very mild at around 24°C in high season. The temperature gradually decreases throughout autumn and is too cold for swimming by the time winter arrives. Each day has an average of ten hours of sunshine. When winter ends, the days begin to get longer and you can expect 12 hours of sunlight per day in spring and 14 in the summer.
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type F. The standard voltage is 220 V
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