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Bodrum is Located on a splendid bay of the Aegean coast of Turkey in the northwest of the Gulf of Gökova bay and less than 4 hours drive from the south of Izmir city.
Bodrum counts approximately 30,000 inhabitants, who get about 500,000 tourists concerning itself in the High Season, and is also very popular Place in the Turkish Tourism.
Bodrum is easily accessed by air, Flights to Bodrum are available from the most Europian airports, and quite often by the sea lines from the Greek islands by ferry.
The main natural harbour of Bodrum with its breakwater, has been an important coastal port for the seafaring people of the Mediterranean and Aegean since 350BC. The harbour now operates as a port of entry to the country under the auspices of Bodrum Municipality Port Facilities Management.
Walking along the main harbour, observe the breakwater where the ferries anchor. The Underwater Museum of Archaeology is located on the left in the Castle.
This vibrant town centre offers the spirit of the Peninsula with its cafes, fish Restaurants and shops. In short, it is the right area in town for a go-it-alone traveller to discover the 24 hour attractions of Bodrum.
The harbour area is a busy hub with fishing boats nestled in sheltered corners amongst the locally built Wooden Gulets of all sizes, some offering state of the art facilities and the smaller day trips.
On the eastern side of the Castle there is the Halikarnas Jetty where all the Dive Boats are located this summer in addition to yet more charter boats for the Blue Cruise and daily tours.
On an international level there are approximately 200,000 people coming into the port of Bodrum throughout the season.
Most will come in via the Daily Ferry service from ships operating in the Eastern Mediterranean. Many cruise ships are expected to arrive in Bodrum this year.
In high season 3,000 people a day will Travel through the Port and there are also ferries to Marmaris, Datça and Rhodes at this time.
They plan for the future as they try to keep pace with the continuing development in tourism and construction on the peninsula, for the benefit of both local and international interests.
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