Bodrum is a resort town where the southwestern coast of Turkey meets the Aegean Sea. The airport is the Milas-Bodrum airport. A new terminal was built for international flights in 2000. The old terminal is now exclusively used for domestic travel and is about a fifteen-minute walk from the new terminal. It is served by fifteen airlines including Turkish Air and Pegasus Airlines. Once you've landed from your flight to Bodrum, you can rent a car from Hertz or Avis. Taxis are plentiful and fares are posted at the terminal. There is a single bus line that operates from the domestic terminal for passengers arrive on Bodrum flights.
The streets of Bodrum are notoriously narrow and frequently one-way. For that reason, it's best to forget the car and put on your walking shoes. If you'd rather, scooters are the ideal motorized transportation in the city. Should you be staying outside of the city, mini-buses called dolmuses will take you from the outlying areas to the city center. Bodrum Express runs hydrofoil service to the island of Kos and several other destinations. You can also take a ferry operated by the Bodrum Ferryboat Association. All of these modes of transport offer cheap and reliable services to tourists on cheap flights to Bodrum.
There is no shortage of things to do in Bodrum. The Castle of St. Peter is a must-see attraction. Built in the fifteenth Century by the Knights of St. John, this castle provides a fantastic day for the history buff or the casual traveler. It is by far the most imposing structure in Bodrum. Another must-see is Bitez Beach, which boasts white sand and crystal clear waters. Consider also a trip to Rabbit Island, but wear good walking shoes. You'll see ruins and walking paths, but most impressive are the views that the island affords to those who take the time to fully explore it.
Bodrum has everything from upscale boutiques to open markets. Shop for the best deals you can find. After a day of shopping, you'll want good food. You might choose Meyhane Evgenia, a family-run restaurant that offers traditional fare.
For nightlife, you will want to go to just one street, Cumhuriyet, which is lined with clubs that party into the night. Halicarnas is worth the lines and the steep prices, but you can also watch their light show from outside. Club Catamaran is a boat that leaves at one in the morning and doesn't return until daylight. Finally, the Meyhane is the traditional Turkish entertainment, and it includes food, music and talking a fun but more low-key form of entertainment for tourists who've found airfare to Bodrum.