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Bodrum

Imagine an isolated fisherman village which was being used as an exile point, by the government of the time for those who were too critical of their practices. Also imagine that a writer was sentenced to exile in this village and absolutely fell in love with it during his three year spell and refused to go back and continued writing his books from this village and even started using the pseudonym the Fisherman of Halikarnassus. Now imagine how amazingly beautiful that village must be, how picturesque, how stunning. Well, that village, which was once Halikarnassus is Bodrum and today it has become one of the most popular destinations for sailors from all around the globe. The harbor welcomes you with a glorious sight of the Bodrum Castle, built in the 15th century by the knights of St. John of Rhodes which seems relatively new when compared with the Mauseloum of Maussollos, one of the seven wonders of the ancient World from  circa 350 B.C. Also surrounding the Bodrum main harbor, Yalıkavak offers a very luxurious and enjoyable environment as well as Turgutreis bay, and the dazzling Paradise bay, which is a favorite among mega yachts for its amazing natural beauty and  crystal clear turquoise waters. The profound history of the region has naturally reflected upon the local cuisine of the region inevitably. Apart from incredibly delicious flavors and tastes of seafood dishes, Bodrum offers a stunning and scrumptious variety of local delicacies waiting to be explored by flavor aficionados and those who want to explore unforgettable tastes. Göltürkbükü, Gümüşlük are just a few other spectacular bays around the region, frequented every summer by World famous actors and actresses. Bodrum is a trend setter in night life and the club scene so make sure you take the time and enjoy some of the finest clubs the region offers for the party and fun aficionados. Another pleasant surprise is the bay of Yalikavak, where you will find the Yalıkavak Marina hosting some of the most fancy super yachts out there. Since Halikarnas is the epitome of Blue Voyage in Turkey, Yalıkavak naturally became a center of attention. The little village once used to be the home of windmills is now a very lively attraction with delightful restaurants and glittering night clubs. Also for history aficionados the historical theatre is definitely a must see location, you may even catch a concert of your favorite act there if you happen to be there at the right time.