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Facts and information about Bodrum
The language spoken is Turkish however, it is possible to communicate in english.
The currency is the Turkish Lira.
On arrival, tourists buy a visa, which costs €15. The visa is valid for 30 days and it's disposable. During the trip to Turkey, your passport must be valid for at least another 3 months. The airport is located about 40 km from Bodrum center.
No vaccinations are required.
Connectors are not needed for European citizens as they are the same 2 plug-ins as in Europe. You can use your mobile phone without a problem as long as the roaming option is registered on your mobile phone.
Country and People
Traditions and Culture
What’s typical in Bodrum are low white houses decorated with subtropical gardens. It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Turkey. Every year Bodrum has visitors from England, Germany, Russia and Poland. In Bodrum, there are a lot of exciting activities related to leisure and an intense nightlife. Traditions / Religion 99% of the Turkish population professes Islam. Most of them are of the religion sannickiego. The Turks reside mostly in the religious Shiite areas in the south-east of Turkey. Modern Turkey is an irreligious republic, however the majority of Turks are Muslims and follow the five basic principles of Islam but is not always strictly enforced. The main characteristic of Islam, as in Arab countries is the belief that God there is one god and Muhammad is his prophet. They pray five times a day and participate in fasting during Ramadan. However, Turkish Islam is more liberal. During Ramadan, the restaurants will however not be closed. Ramadan is a quiet period in Turkey, a day full of silence, but after nightfall a celebration occurs.
The most popular public transport are the Dolmus buses. Dolmus buses are a cheap method of transportation, prices are fixed, but you can always try to negotiate. It is best to pay in the bus when you leave. If you are interested in other areas of the city you can travel by taking this bus.
Milas-Bodrum Airport is about 30km away of Bodrum. There is a shuttle bus which can take you from the airport to Bodrum city center and other destinations. It is very popular to rent a car, however it is not the safest transportation method for tourists as the Turkish drivers do not drive very safely as it often happens that Turkish drivers do not obey the speed limits or traffic lights.
Taxis are also available, and each taxi has a meter, however it is possible to negotiate a fixed price when getting into a taxi.
Discover and Enjoy
Experience and enjoy
Lifestyle / Sights Bodrum is not a big city and is located on the hillside at a bay. During the holidays, it is lively and full of tourists. Bodrum is known for its discotheques, such as Halikarnas in which there are many international hits played. You can also see the medieval castle of Bodrum and the ruins of the Mausoleum. In the old town the houses are painted white which resembles the Greek houses.Bodrum has two bays, which are full of beautiful yachts and ships. The castle is a sort of symbol for the city which can also be seen on every postcard. It's worth visiting the castle of the Knights of the chapel. The castle has five towers, whose founders had different nationalities belonging to the order of Hospitallers (Knights of St. John the Baptist). In the castle you can see every day used objects and tools and instruments of torture. After visiting the castle, you can see the Mausoleum. Unfortunately the building was badly damaged and there are only a few foundations. An interesting monument in Bodrum is also the amphitheater which lies on the outskirts of the town. It is built into the mountainside and offers about 12,000 seats. The theater has a beautiful view over the bay. There are ferries that can take you from Bodrum to Kos. A ticket for this tour can be purchased at any local travel agencies or at the port. The beaches in Bodrum are beautiful with very soft sand.
Turkey is a country with a rich culture and has something for everyone to see. Major holidays are national holidays, such as:January 1 - New YearApril 23 - Independence Day and the Day of the Child. The feast is celebrated on the first anniversary meeting of the Grand National Assembly. According to the orderAtaturk this has become the day dedicated to children.August 30 - Turkey celebrates the Liberation DayOctober 29 Turkey celebrates the Republic Day since 1923 during which Mustafa Kemal announced Turkey, the Republic.November 10 - Day of the death of Atatürk, at 9:05 everybody in Turkeyhas a minute of silence to pay respect to Mustafa Kemal.In addition to public holidays in Turkey there are a number of religious holidays such as Ramadan (the annual fasting month), Kurban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice) and Ramadan Bayrami (a 3-day festival at the end of Ramadan).
The Turkish cuisine has a variety of delicious dishes. The Turkish cuisine is combined with the Greek, Bulgarian and Turkish style. Known to us as a kebab, consists of sliced meat, bread with tomato sauce and vegetables. If you choose a kebab you can order rice or fries instead of having it with the bread. Turkey is also very popular for its Gözleme. These are pancakes with minced meat and spices. If you prefer a lighter soup corba is highly recommended. For dessert the most popular dish is baklava (layers of pastry layered with honey, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, soaked with icing).
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