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Bodrum Old Town

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The ancient ruins are the center of attention for tourists planning their trip to Bodrum. This is understandable. However, there is so much more to discover in Bodrum. In addition to the Castle of St. Peter, the Amphitheater, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, there is Bodrum’s Old Town. This quaint part of town is picturesque and worthy of inclusion on your list of planned activities.  

What To See 

Strolling through Bodrum Old Town is like walking back in time. Modern Bodrum is a vacation destination for tourists from all over the world. There are luxury resorts and modern shopping centers. In contrast, Old Town has cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses. Colorful bougainvillea has grown for decades and gracefully drapes over the thresholds of homes and cafes. It stretches over the narrow alleys, creating a dappled shade. You’ll feel the gentle sea breeze blowing in from the harbor. Take note of the smell of salt in the air. Everything comes together to give you a glimpse of what it was like to live in this small fishing town before it became the modern tourist city it is today.   

You will see small shops and cafes along the narrow passageways. Dip into one and relax in a cozy courtyard as you sip tea or traditional fragrant Turkish coffee. Embrace the Aegean ambiance and charm.  


Where Is Bodrum Old Town? 

Bodrum Old Town is located behind St. Peter’s Castle. Ancient cities protected themselves by building large castles and even larger walls around the town. The castle is one of the oldest structures in the area and a place of safety for the town’s residents dating back centuries. So it is natural that Old Town would be located next to the castle.  


Vacation and traveling go hand in hand with shopping. After all, this is your opportunity to buy gifts for loved ones back home, souvenirs, and unique items that you can’t buy anywhere else. Bodrum Old Town has plenty of shopping opportunities. Located within Old Town is the Bodrum Bazaar. Handmade leather sandals are a popular item. Traditional double-knotted Turkish carpets are also in high demand. Other items you can buy in Old Town include souvenirs, clothing, produce, spices, leather goods, and jewelry. You see vibrant colors that celebrate the local culture.  

Cafes & Restaurants  

If you love trying the local flavors, stop at one of the many cafes or restaurants. Here, you will get to taste the many spices you see at the bazaar. Turkish delight is a treat that will be popular with everyone. Turkish coffee is famous worldwide and best tried when made by those who know it best. Finally, you are in a coastal fishing town. Don’t be afraid to try some of the freshest seafood you will ever have.  

How to Visit  

Seeing Bodrum’s Old Town is easy. You simply need to set out on foot from your resort. The old town is located in the heart of the Bodrum Peninsula. Look up and locate St Peter’s Castle. You can’t miss this enormous castle rising over the city. Located right behind the castle is Bodrum Old Town 

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