Bodrum (Turkey)

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.

Population: 36,401
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Turkish
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: At an inexpensive establishment a small tip (5% or so) is appreciated but not necessary. In midrange and high-end restaurants a 10-15% tip is normally expected.
Time in destination: Apr 15, 2021, 4:09:06 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 41.5 49.3 34.7 12
February 43.0 51.3 35.8 11
March 47.3 57.2 38.7 9
April 54.5 65.3 44.4 7
May 63.3 75.0 51.8 5
June 72.3 84.4 60.1 3
July 78.6 91.0 66.6 1
August 77.7 91.0 66.2 2
September 70.9 84.2 59.2 3
October 60.3 72.7 50.0 5
November 50.7 61.2 42.1 7
December 44.6 52.2 37.8 13

More information: Bodrum forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Bodrum is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $53.41, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $164.24, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $81.93
  • Hotel (3 stars): $111.18
  • Hotel (4 stars): $146.30
  • Hotel (5 stars): $275.40
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $5.26
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $9.90
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.08
  • Meal, McDonalds: $3.07
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.44

More information: Bodrum price level


Bodrum has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 71.3 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.3 (better than United states average 69.5)
  • Walking alone at night: 63.9 (better than United states average 41.6)

More information: Bodrum safety

Car Rental

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.

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