Bodrum, Turkey » City Info » Travel Tips

Bodrum is famous for its castle, long beaches, resorts and popular yachts. Daytime can be used for boating, swimming, yachting, snorkelling and travelling to ancient attractions like Halicarnassus and museums.

City Transport

The cheapest and best way to travel around the city is by Dolmus. Dolmus is like a shared taxi or minibus that frequently departs from particular bus stations to famous destinations. HAVAS coaches operate passenger transport services between Milas-Bodrum airport and city centres by shuttles.


Bodrum city is considered very safe, and the petty crime rate is relatively low compared to other famous tourist destinations in Europe.


Smoking is strictly prohibited in city, and inter-city buses. Smoking is still a common pastime for Turks, but soon, the government will enforce a new law prohibiting smoking in all public places.


Tipping is quite customary in Turkey, and service charges are not explicitly added to hotel or restaurant bills. Due to low incomes, people expect to be tipped on many occasions, especially if they have provided an extra-good service. Usually, taxi drivers round up the fare as a tip for their services.

What to Wear

  • During the summer season, the temperature can reach up to 34°C (93°F) so take light, cotton summer clothing for the daytime and cardigans for the evening.
  • When travelling to archaeological or historical sites, comfortable and non-slippery shoes are essential.
  • Carry hats, caps, sunglasses, sun-screen lotions, and other protective equipment to shield from the hot and burning sun.
    Beachwear is required but also, take warmer clothing for cool evenings.
  • Women Travellers should wear a headscarf when visiting mosques.

When to Go to Bodrum

Bodrum is known as ''The land of eternal blue'' in Turkey. Turkey experiences drastic changes in temperature on the same day, but Bodrum has a moderate climate all year round.

The city of Bodrum falls under the Mediterranean climate zone that maintains mild winter and hot summer. Spring and Autumn are the popular seasons to visit Bodrum city as the climate remains pleasant and the evenings become a little colder. Rainfall and showers are rare in the summer but relatively high during the winter seasons.

Emergency Numbers

Calling Code+90
Area Code252
Ambulance / Medical112

Important Phrases

İyi akşamlar!Good evening
Nasılsın?How are you?
İyiyim, sen nasılsın?I am fine, and you?
Çok iyi değilNot very well
Teşekkür ederimThank you
Birşey değilYou’re welcome
İngilizce konuşur musunuz?Do you speak English?
İngilizce biliyor musunuz?Do you speak English?
Türkçe bilmiyorum!I don’t speak Turkish
Sizi anlamıyorumI don’t understand
Şunu tekrar edebilir misiniz?Could you please repeat
Tanıştığımıza sevindim./Memnum oldumPleased to meet you
Afedersiniz, tuvalet nerede?Where is the washroom?
Ne kadar?How much does it cost?
[Name] ile görüşebilir miyim?May I speak to [Name]?
Özür dilerim./ Pardon!I am sorry
AfedersinizExcuse me
Yardım edebilir misiniz?Can you help me?
BilmiyorumI don't know
Hoş GeldinizWelcome
Hoş BuldukWe came well