We took a day trip over to Bodrum in Turkey, Although we have been to Turkey a couple of times we have not been to the Bodrum area, Turkey is a very large country and it may not look it on the map, it takes four hours to fly from one end of Turkey to the other, which is the same time it takes to fly from here in the UK to Turkey.
We went over by Catamaran which takes 40 mins from Kos, Yes it really is that close, and if you were not careful you could be put onto a Turkish mobile network which works out more expensive. in fact the guide for the day before we left Kos said not to answer your mobile while over there as it would cost 5 euros just to say hello.
We were taken to the highest part over looking Bodrum and the picture above is overlooking Bodrum, As you can see in the picture above, the castle in the middle this was built by the Knights of St John, Yes they did get around the Mediterranean and they built a lot of forts and castles in Greece and Malta.
We were taken to a gold shop, it was an experience as the group walked in the door was shut behind us, we had a look around, if you stopped and looked they pounced, there were several rooms including a silver room, a gold room, precious stones room, rugs and clothes, all expensive, even having a drink proved costly. we were then taken when we had finished shopping to the centre of Bodrum to have free time shopping and lunch.
Bodrum is five degrees hotter than Kos, which we worked out at around 35c perhaps a little more, on the day we went.
It was an interesting day
I hope you enjoyed this post and until we meet again Take care