Set against the brilliant blue of the Aegean sea, Bodrum is truly of city of past, present, and future. Once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - The Mausoleum of Halikarnassus - Bodrum has evolved into a major tourist destination and jumping-off point to explore the brilliant Turkish coast. There is a refreshing contrast between the Ancient City and modern metropolis, though the city sat dormant for hundreds of years. Just a sleepy fishing village until the 1960s, Bodrum’s “boom” has been met with mixed reactions - those who are happy to find modern comforts and those who miss it’s now waining traditional feel. Fortunately, with local fishing villages surrounding Bodrum in every direction, it’s possible - and recommended - to get a taste of both!