Things to Do in Bodrum + The Western Coast

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Built by Justinian in the 6th century A.D., the Basilica of St. John the Apostle and his reputed final resting place is a ruined yet spectacular edifice... Read More

Locals flock to Bebop to sit in the garden and listen to jazz, handpicked by the charismatic owner (and Keith Richards look-alike) Kadri Balagzi, a... Read More

Former architect Resit Soley is producing the country’s most sought-after bottles of sweet reds with strong notes of cherry and plum. Read More

At her cooking school, renowned gastronomist Engin Akin not only teaches Ottoman classics, she also takes travelers to some of the area's best bakeries... Read More

The museum houses a small but impressive collection of statues and other objects uncovered in the ruins of Ephesus. The most famous exhibits are the... Read More

Make the 30 minute journey from Bodrum for oversize Turkish wool carpets. Read More

Convivial, boho bar/café beloved for its sunset views and cocktails. Read More

Set in the Kismet Hotel, Marina's old-world service and upscale clientele reflect its regal provenance; the hotel was built by an Ottoman princess. The... Read More

Classical-history buffs should make the trip to Priene to see the ruins of the well-preserved ancient Greek city; and to the wondrous Didyma, a 120... Read More

Trainspotters will appreciate the 30-odd steam engines on display at this private museum, which is run by the son of the former stationmaster of Sel... Read More

Bring home a jar of house-made poppy jam. Read More

The new outdoor-shopping complex carries lines from well-known Turkish womenswear and menswear labels, such as Desa leather, Silk & Cashmere, and... Read More

Kusadasi has become a center for Turkish carpets, but quality is spotty. For a safer one-stop-shopping experience it's worth the 30-minute drive to... Read More

Just outside the lower entrance of Ephesus is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The temple was once a massive, colonnaded structure... Read More

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