Set on the Aegean coast and part of the Turkish Riviera, Bodrum is a highly desirable city to visit. It combines beauty and history like few others. One of the Seven Wonders of The Ancient World, The Mausoleum of Mausolus, was here. Although the Mausoleum is long gone, the city's history remains prominent. Research suggests that people have been living along the glorious coasts of Turkey, including the area now called Bodrum, since the Stone Age. It's not surprising that people have lived near Bodrum for so long. Along with the temperate climate, the waters of the Aegean Sea are crystal clear and warm. The coastline is overflowing with white sand beaches. It's a perfect spot to relax and swim without sacrificing the vibrant and exciting life of the city. The city boasts museums, the Castle of St. Peter, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the Bodrum Amphitheater that must be part of any travel itinerary. The strong Turkish traditions are evident in the Hammams and Turkish baths as well as the traditional villages that surround Bodrum. Bodrum is a wonderful destination to spend time outdoors. Swimming and hiking are plentiful. Spectacular panoramic views from land or water are around every corner. And the water is home to a population of sea turtles that you might be lucky enough to see. The truth is, Bodrum is a dream for photographers, nature lovers, and history buffs. No small feat. It's not surprising that people travel from all over the world to experience what it has to offer.