Posted on 03 July 2010
Bodrum Bay is a name given to the coastal area of Bodrum, because a touristic beach lines the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova facing the Greek Island Kos.
Bodrum itself is a Aegean coastal town, and one of the most popular tourism destinations in Turkey, which is rapidly growing into one of the top destinations in the world. Unlike several of Turkey’s top attractions you can buy property directly in Bodrum Bay, with prices starting from around 50,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment walking distance from the beach.
Bodrum is capable of competing with any of the top resort towns on the continent, steeped in history it has plenty of things to see and do as well as plenty of shops and restaurants, a harbour and an international Marina.
Two of the main historic attractions are The Mausoleum of Mausolus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century. Bodrum Castle overlooks the harbour and marina. The castle grounds are host to Museum of Underwater Archeology and several cultural festivals are held there throughout the year.
The harbour offers many bonnie sights and walks, as well as charter boat trips for fishing and sightseeing.
All in all Bodrum has as much going for it as any of Turkey’s towns. Because property prices are currently so low, this gives way to massive growth potential. It is not unconceivable that Turkish property prices could grow at more than 10% per year as the international recovery gathers pace.