The Ancient City of Ephesus
An ancient Greek city built in the 10th century BC, the truly fascinating ruins of Ephesus can be visited on a day trip from Bodrum. Though around 80% of the city is yet to be unearthed, Ephesus is Europe's most complete classical city, its excavation having been in process for more than a century and a half! Tour the recovered structures that made up the fourth largest city in the Roman Empire, once home to over 250,000 inhabitants. From the breathtaking Terraced Houses to the fascinating Temple of Artemis, prepare to be awed as you step back in time to the ancient Greco-Roman world. Our Luxury Travel Specialists will be happy to assist in arranging this unforgettable excursion from whichever luxury property you choose.
An elegant seaside town on Turkey's south west coast, Bodrum is home to upmarket restaurants, exclusive nightlife venues and beautiful boutique hotels, making it a popular summer destination for Turkey's elite. Despite its glamour, Bodrum still oozes an undeniable charm, home to twisting, white-washed side streets lined with shops, as well as its crowning castle, built back in the early 15th century.
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Built between 353 and 350 BC, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by Artemisia after her husband and the ruler of Caria, Mausolus, died, she was said to have been so heartbroken that she hired the very best artists to create the most magnificent tomb in the world. Indeed, the sculptures that adorned it were built by the four leading artists of the time - Scopas, Bryaxis, Leochares and Timotheus. Located in modern day Bodrum, the ancient ruins are easily accessed from the charming town.
Fringed by the azure Aegean Sea, Turkey's southcoast is home to an array of truly stunning beaches. Think powdered white sands, clear waters, secluded coves and beautifully rugged coastlines. From fun-filled stretches of sand that are for families, to exclusive beach clubs and silent inlets, our luxury properties in Turkey wonderfully embrace their beachfront locations.
Jet2, EasyJet and Turkish Air direct from London Gatwick to Bodrum. British Airways and EasyJet from London Gatwick to Dalaman. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available. Many airlines only operate this route during the summer season (usually from May to October).
Approximately 4 hours from London Gatwick to Bodrum and Dalaman.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net,
www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.