Fly To Bodrum Milas, Turkey
Bodrum on the Southern Aegean coast of Turkey is a popular tourist destination. It’s the site of the ancient city, Halicarnassus, the location of a famous Mausoleum and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum is simply fascinating with an interesting contrast between the Ancient city and a playground for wealthy Turks and foreigners.
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Milas-Bodrum Airport (code BJV) serves the coastal town of Bodrum (36km road transfer) and Milas (16km road transfer).
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders receive a free Visa on arrival in Turkey. Be sure to leave ample time for processing and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in Turkey is at Filistin Sokak No 27, PO Box 30, 06700, Gaziosmanpasa, Ankara. Phone: +90-312-405-6861.
See and do
There are a number of landmarks in the city of Bodrum. Bodrum Castle was built in 1402 and is the most prominent landmark in Bodrum. The castle operates as a museum with a focus on underwater archaeology. The Bodrum Amphitheatre is another ancient structure dating back to the reign of King Mausolus. Windmills in Bodrum are a must-visit sight. The white windmills are made of stone and lined with wooden planks and were used to grind flour.
Be sure to also visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the Myndos Gate which is the old city’s gates. There are several museums and galleries in the city too.
During peak season the beach between the castle and Halicarnassus is great for swimming. There are sunbeds available for free and the nearby restaurants are happy to bring you menus and offer you drinks regularly. For great sunbathing head to the beaches of Bitez and Gumbet. Consider hiring a private boat for a trip around the bay too and try your hand at snorkelling.
There is lots to do in Bodrum including trying the Turkish baths, the mud baths, windsurfing, diving, boat tours and yacht charters. Try a Flaka cruise – these boats sail mostly by wind power.
Shopping in Turkey means haggling. Always negotiate a better price and look out for great deals on clothing. You’ll pick up some brilliant quality designer threads, trousers and shoes that are worth the price being asked. There are loads of great restaurants in Bodrum, particularly the Backpacker Bar & Grill – the only foreign-owned bar in the area that serves traditional British food and Turkish favourites.
The best way to get around Turkey in general is by dolmus – a shared taxi that follows a fixed route. It’s also the cheapest way to get around Bodrum.