Bodrum is an enchanting and thoroughly likable town, if a little hot and dusty in the height of summer. It has something of a reputation as a Bohemian town, a reputation it acquired when a number of dissident artists and writers were exiled here. It is currently enjoying a tourist boom as foreigners discover what the rich from Istanbul and Ankara have known for some time, though some locals wish it had remained unknown to the "hordes from the north".
Wandering around the town, you should make a point of seeing the Castle of St Peter, which houses the excellent Hall of Underwater Archaeology. This is one of the best museums of its type in the Mediterranean, with finds from wrecks around the coast dating from the Bronze Age to the Ottoman period.