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Quick Trips in Bodrum

There is plenty to do and see in Bodrum. You could spend your entire vacation lounging on the beach. However, Turkey is a large and historically rich country. Don’t miss out on some of the world’s best sites and activities. Instead, spend a day to venture beyond the city center and discover the beauty of this enchanting country. 

Dalyan Mud Baths 


Spend the day at one of Dalyan’s most popular spots. The mud is claimed to be healing for lower back, sciatica, and rheumatism pain. It is also good for fighting the signs of aging, such as stretching or wrinkles. You start your visit by slipping into the mud pool. Spread the mud evenly over your entire body. Then relax in the sun, allowing the mud to dry. You’ll then rinse clean with cool water and enter the thermal pool, where the water is 102 degrees. By the time you leave, your skin will feel soft and supple.  

Turtle Beach  


Iztuzu Beach, also known as Turtle Beach, is a strip of white sand that is sandwiched between the vacation towns of Fethiye and Marmaris. The waters are crystal clear and shallow, making it an ideal beach for a family vacation. Order some locally made food and beer and enjoy them on the beach. This beach also happens to be a home for Loggerhead turtles. May through Oct is turtle season, so you’ll want to check the open times before you go.  

Ancient City of Ephesus 

Ancient City of Ephesus 

This ancient city has some impressive and well-preserved ruins. In its time, it was one of the most important port cities in the Mediterranean region. One of the most impressive structures is the Library of Celsus. It looms over the city with massive columns. There is also an amphitheater with a capacity of holding up to 25,000 people. There are also several temples, agoras, and aqueducts. The city is also home to one of the seven ancient wonders. The Temple of Artemis was constructed in the 6th century BC. It was double the size of any other Greek temple and had 127 columns. Workers took 120 years to complete the structure.  

Kos Island 


You may be traveling to Turkey, but the Greek island of Kos is easily visited from Bodrum. It’s the third largest island of the Dodecanese grouping of islands. There is something for everyone, from family-friendly activities to a thriving nightlife. The island has been controlled by the Athenians, Byzantines, Italians, Myceneans, Ottomans, and Romans. This has created a rich and diverse modern culture. In addition, Kos is the home island of the Greek philosopher Hippocrates. So in addition to the beaches, restaurants, and shopping, you can also experience some history.  

House of Virgin Mary

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The house of the Virgin Mary is located near Ephesus. Despite the Catholic Church never officially claiming the home as the Virgin Mary’s home, it has taken on the responsibility of running and maintaining it. Three popes have also made the pilgrimage to visit. Dress conservatively when visiting, as Christians and Muslims consider this a holy place. The first floor is original. However, the roof has been added during conservation efforts. You’ll walk through the home, leave a candle at the status of Mary, and head out into the gardens. You can drink from one of the three holy water taps and leave a wish on the wishing wall.  


Planning a day trip or two lets you get out of Bodrum to experience more of what Turkey has to offer. Plan to visit one or more of these things to do. There is something for everyone, from mud spas to beaches and ancient ruins.