Bodrum Maritime Museum
This small but well-formed museum spread over two floors examines Bodrum's maritime past through finely crafted scale models of boats...
The city hall is in the centre of town.
Merkez Adliye Camii
The 'Central Courthouse Mosque' is in the old bazaar.
Kule Rock City
This rock bar and club is grungy by Bodrum's standards, although there are still plenty of beautiful people on the outside decking....
Meyhane Deniz Feneri
The 'Lighthouse' may be inconspicuously set in Bodrum's fish market, but long-time locals swear by it as the oldest and the best of...
Fish Market information
Bodrum's fish market (sometimes called manavlar for the fruit stands at the entrance to this small network of back alleys) offers a unique sort of direct dining: you choose between myriad fresh fish and seafood on ice at fishmongers' tables and, having paid there, bring them to any adjoining restaurant to have it all cooked for ₺15.
If in doubt, waiters can help you decide – options run from top-end catches to cheaper farmed fish. It should cost about ₺10 for enough farmed sea bass or bream for one, but few fishmongers will go that low and many will try to sell you a whole kilo (₺25). Sea fish costs from about ₺80 per kilo, so here and in all seafood restaurants, if you pay less than about ₺25 for a portion then you may be eating something that is not fresh or is from a farm.
The plain restaurants spill across the small streets, which get incredibly crowded and have little atmosphere, save maybe for the people-watching. If you can’t decide which one, pick the busiest-looking place – locals are fiercely loyal to their favourites.