Bodrum is a league leader as one of our most popular, and fashionable tourist resorts on the balmy south-west coast.
The NW corner of Turkey,for an oil wrestling tournament, a meeting with the world’s biggest gift horse, and the site of an epic swim.
2000 years ago a king sent his men to locate "Heaven on Earth". They found this glorious stretch of coast, deep blue sea under spectacular cliffs, backed by the Taurus Mountains.
Up a twisty, mountain road in SW Turkey, over a high pine-scented plain full of beehives, down an even twistier way, past a donkey with an old man in grey jacket bouncing jauntily along -- the perfect Turkish holiday retreat.
Marmaris is entry-level Turkey, a friendly South Coast town on a big sheltered bay, with lots of excursions around the coast and inland.
The ancient city bridging two continents - Istanbul is one of the world's great destinations.
South of the bustling holiday resort of Marmaris is a stretch of unspoilt coastline which has hardly changed since the Greeks and Persians routed the Spartans off Knidos in 394 BC.
I visited one of the most remarkable ancient places in Europe, where myth and legend meet very real history.