Bodrum is a small coastal town in southwestern Turkey, on the Mediterranean Sea. The town is mostly famous for its past, when it was called Halicarnassus and hosted one of the seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. Unfortunately, the famous monument has been degraded in earthquakes in the Middle Ages, and its pieces can now be seen in London's British Museum. In addition to the ruins of the area you will find all the usual popular beach resort features, like a long sandy beach, plenty of bars, even more hotels and yachts. Currently the biggest attraction is the Bodrum Castle, which is actually the castle of Halicarnassus, and the attached museum dedicated to Halicarnassus.
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Compared to prices worldwide, Bodrum is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $49.81, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $153.16, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $76.40
- Hotel (3 stars): $103.68
- Hotel (4 stars): $136.43
- Hotel (5 stars): $256.84
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.53
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.19
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.61
- Meal, McDonalds: $3.47
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $4.34
Bodrum has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 67.1 (better than United states average 48.8)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 78.6 (better than United states average 68.9)
- Walking alone at night: 57.1 (better than United states average 41.2)
More information: Bodrum safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.