The resort of Bodrum is about 40km from the airport. It is situated on a peninsula facing the island of Kos, and is thought to be one of the most attractive resorts in Turkey.
There are plenty of places to eat in Bodrum, from Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and European cooking to Turkish food from simple meals to gourmet feasts. Bodrum probably has more bars than other places in Turkey, appealing to all tastes. Among them are intimate seaside cafes with magnificent views of the illuminated castle.
There's a great variety of shops in the narrow streets, selling everything from carpets to leather, copper and bronze wares, silver and gold, handicrafts and embroidery, and the famous Turkish onyx. There is a market with fruit and vegetables in Bodrum every Friday.