Bodrum is one of the most popular towns in Turkey, for locals, and for foreigners alike. While it is a small town with modest population, its history, nature, art life, climate and the endless possibilities for outdoor and indoor activities attract hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world each year. Hence, it is a living, breathing town, active not just in the summer months, but every day of the year.
My name is Akinsal and I am a traveler who stopped by in Bodrum years ago and amazed with the culture, history and life style of this lovely town and the gorgeous peninsula. Since then, I have been taking all opportunities to travel there to discover more and more.
So what is this site about? It is about my search to find my own Bodrum and hopefully these pages may help you to find yours as well.
My goal in preparing such a web site is to provide some specific information to enhance your vacation. I am not going to talk about only the touristic attractions; I am also going to talk about the local culture, history and life. So I hope this web site will add value to your vacation by providing various alternatives to make your planning efforts easier.
Stories about this lovely town usually start with a stunning view of the castle rising over Aegean waters but never end. Each step in the peninsula takes you to another beginning and at the end, every traveler gets a unique experience of her own. Because, there is a different Bodrum for everyone!
This beautiful place is one of the best kept open-secrets in the Mediterranean and the world. If it is the long history, beautiful nature, fine art, golden beaches, bright sun, incomparable ambiance, robust night life or just the local culture that you are looking for, that means your story is there waiting for you.
My first time, however, was not one of the brightest starts but in time my own story has become better and better and is still being written.
Asia Minor, which is known as Anatolia, has been hosting civilizations for over 6,000 years. For 6,000 years people with different cultures and different beliefs have been living on this land. An important part of the history of human race surrounds you with the traces of greatest civilizations from Sumerians to Lycians, Greeks and Ottomans.
Ironically the history science was born in in Bodrum as well. Did you know Herodotus, the father of history, was from Halicarnassus which is one of the ancient names of this town? It is simply a divine combination of history and culture for those willing to learn and understand.
You can be a tourist or a traveler. Bodrum serves well for both. If you are a tourist looking for relaxation, enjoying the sun and golden beaches of the peninsula, this is the right place to be. If you are a traveler willing to explore the history, meet new cultures and observe and live the local life in search of new adventures, it can be a unique and memorable experience to get through.
Since my first time, I met new people and saw new places. I read books, talked to locals and spent time together. In time, I have started to feel like I have been a part of this city since the beginning. I like that feeling so I decided to dive deeper into the culture and share my experiences on the way. So TheBestofBodrum.com was born.
To be honest, when I started to make my own blog in 2013, I didn’t know that I was going to love it so much! Now I know it is an exciting, satisfying and relaxing effort especially when I hear from you! Then it simply becomes amazing.
You are the one who keep me motivated, maintain my enthusiasm and encourage me to make this site a better place for you. I am so thankful to all of you for visiting my blog, reading my lines, sharing your ideas and comments and asking questions. I appreciate your inputs and will be here to help whenever you have a question.