Cheap Flights to Bodrum
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With beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and plenty of cultural attractions to explore, Jet2.com has been seduced enough to now offer cheap flights to Bodrum from Leeds Bradford, East Midlands and Manchester airports. The lively resort, cut into the south-western Aegean region of Turkey, offers holidaymakers a sun-blessed break with plenty of entertainment.
The exterior of the area has an enchanting charm with medieval buildings standing as a proud reminder of its influential past. The many bars and plush boutiques that have grown in numbers amongst this ancient architecture, introduce its modern image as a Mecca for fun-seekers and the rich and famous.
With its glistening modern marina a hub of activity, cheap flights to Bodrum unlock Turkey’s playboy playground.
Discover an Area Rich in History with Cheap Flights to Bodrum
Modern day Bodrum used to be known as Halicarnassus, an important part of Greek antiquity. Its port made it a vital location for trade and in its modern form the port and marina still plays a hugely important role in the area’s popularity.
This is an obvious attraction for visitors arriving on cheap flights to Bodrum but there are many historical monuments to discover around the area.
Unfortunately the remains of the Mausoleum of Mausolus, which was based in the city of Halicarnassus, aren’t to be found as it was all but destroyed by an earthquake and later disassembled in the 15th Century. Some of the remains can be found in the Natural History Museum in London though.
It is recorded as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and worth exploring after arriving on cheap flights to Bodrum.
Cheap flights to Bodrum will also give you a chance to explore the 15th Century Bodrum Castle, erected by the Crusaders. Its dramatic appearance is a beacon on the landscape for tourists.
The castle juts out into the sea and offers some terrific views of the area from the towers. You can easily spend a full day there because it is also home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
This is a popular attraction for visitors arriving on cheap flights to Bodrum because it offers a chance to blend a bit of history with some visually stunning displays.
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The medieval Bodrum Amphitheatre is another grand monument of the past. Cheap flights to Bodrum allow you to pay a visit to the stage that once entertained kings and still entertains crowds of 13,000.
The ancient remains are still used for the occasional open-air production but its popularity stems from the views you can enjoy from the amphitheatre. As you amble through the ancient architecture, marvelling at its beauty you have a vast panoramic providing a background of beauty; especially when bathed in sunshine.
Finally, cheap flights to Bodrum allow you to witness the great Myndus Gate, used to repel Alexander the Great and his troops. The four towers have stood the test of time and much of the original architecture remains. Restoration work has been undertaken to maintain its beauty but its original appearance can still be appreciated.
As you wander around the area, you can’t help but get a sense of history with many old buildings and relics to discover.
Enjoy a Modern Day Playground with Cheap Flights to Bodrum
Yes Bodrum has a lot of history but it has also become the playground for the rich and famous. Ever since tourism was introduced to the former, sleepy fishing village in 1927, it has exuded a reputation of class and fun days in the sun.
A mix of plush bars and neon-draped clubs maintain a non-stop party atmosphere whilst swanky boutiques and shopping malls ensure that there is plenty of opportunities to blow the holiday budget after arriving on cheap flights to Bodrum.
By day, wandering around the exclusive boutiques and shops that hug the streets near the marina and relaxing in the cafes with a refreshing beverage is the best way to appreciate Bodrum’s cosmopolitan culture.
If a more dedicated shopping experience is required then the Oasis mall will provide a haven for bargain hunters. With over 200 shops and many high street names on show there is something for everyone there.
The beach in Bodrum gives you a chance to relax under the sun but the nearby Gumbet beach is the place to be for watersports and soft sand snoozing. It is only 2 miles away and easily accessible with Dolmus transport.
As the sun sets on Bodrum, the area comes alive with colour and the noise of people heading out for a night on the town. The restaurants will be full of people sampling the best in local or international cuisine – whatever your flavour, you’ll find it in Bodrum – and the bars will slowly fill up with people clinking glasses and enjoying the abundance of different beverages available.
Bodrum has become renowned for its nightlife with numerous clubs to choose from, all offering loud music and live dancers.
Experience it All with Cheap Flights to Bodrum
With such a favourable blend of old and new, it is possible to enjoy a culturally rich holiday with plenty of partying from cheap flights to Bodrum.
The many historical attractions, as well as plenty of opportunities to keep the children entertained, have helped to make Bodrum a popular family resort. The smart image of the area, with its white-washed finish and plenty of restaurants, bars and shops has also made this an enviable location for groups of friends.
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