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Bodrum holiday facts

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Bodrum Facts


The Aegean Coast which includes the Bodrum Peninsula offers some of the best beaches in Turkey. It also has the highest rate of returning guest who are drawn to the great nightlife on offer at its lively nightclubs and trendy bars. The beaches offer an amazing range of watersports from glass bottomed boats to Jet Ski’s or if you prefer to stay on dry land then simply laze back with a cool drink and soak up the golden rays. The Aegean Coast offers some amazing sunsets and what could be nicer than sitting back enjoying a meal in one of beachside tavernas and watching the sun set after a glorious day on the beach.

Vaccinations and health

There are no vaccination requirements, although a typhoid vaccine is recommended for all travellers. Medical facilities and the standard of health care are not high in state hospitals and private health insurance is recommended. We advise that you always check with your local GP regarding to vaccinations. Do not leave it to the last minute. Some vaccinations can take a length of time to start working properly. Allow at the latest 8 weeks before departing.

Climate

Turkey – Bodrum has a Mediterranean climate. The temperature barely goes below 20c during the summer months. Bodrum does have a rainy season which is normally between November and February. See below for a more detailed monthly climate for Bodrum region.

Electricity

220v, 50 HZ, round two pin plugs.

Currency

The currency in Bodrum region is the Turkish Lira.

Dialling code

The dialling code in Bodrum region is 00 90 252

Time difference

The time difference is +2 hours. This means they are in front of us by 2 hours.

Language

The official language is Turkish but English is understood especially around the main tourist areas.

Visa and passport

British nationals need a visa to enter Turkey. They are easy to obtain and the cheapest are around $20. These can be obtained through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website.

Getting to Bodrum

There several airports within the UK that fly direct to Bodrum.

Bodrum region Transport

Taxis are the best way to get round. For the main tourist hotspot's, taxi drivers have a fixed rate and your journey is not metered. These rates can often be found at your hotel reception. There is also a bus service in the main tourist areas which is very cheap albeit the journey time can vary. If you want to travel cheaply and don’t mind mixing with the locals then use the dolmus is a perfectly legitimate and efficient mode of transportation and the rates are cheaper than buses. You can also hire a car and there have been recent improvements to the road network. To hire a car you need to be over 25 years of age, been driving longer than 2 years and hold a full license.

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