Bodrum is a popular tourist hot spot in Turkey known for having world-class family-friendly resorts, stunning beaches and, for the younger crowd, amazing nightlife. 

If you’re planning on visiting Bodrum but you’re not sure what attractions will keep you busy, read on to see some of the best things to do on the Bodrum peninsula. 

Roam Around the Bodrum Windmills

One of the most famous sites of Bodrum is the seven windmills that stand between central Bodrum and Gumbet, which overlooks two gorgeous bays. 

Take a Day Trip to Greece

One island that is popular for a day trip is Kos. This is largely because of its proximity, but also because it’s stunning. Kos is known for its stunning sandy beaches and Ancient Greek and Roman landmarks, particularly the harbor town which is where you’ll find the 15th-century Neratzia Castle.

Visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

If you’re looking for historical things to do in Bodrum, the most iconic historic landmark in the area is the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. 

Wander Around Milta Bodrum Marina

The Bodrum Marina is a relaxing place to stroll around and admire all the luxurious yachts that dock here. You’ll find plenty of upscale restaurants, boutique stores and beach bars to sip cocktails in. 

Walk in the Footsteps of Alexander the Great at Myndos Gate

The Myndos Gate is located in the far western side of Bodrum and is the remains of the old city wall from the Ancient City of Halicarnassus.