Homer describes Bodrum as "The land of eternal blue" and the words of another resident of Bodrum, Cevat Şakir, who said "The heavenly bliss of life in Bodrum is better than any eternal bliss that may await us" wer
Bodrum-Milas airport (50km / 45 minutes' drive): served by summer charters from UK, including Aegean Flights, Monarch, First Choice, and with the greatest selection of departure airports Thomas Cook and Thomson.
From the airport:
You will almost certainly want to hire a car for your stay in which case we recommend Holiday Autos, who are usually the most competitive price-wise. Otherwise, you could book an airport transfer through the hotel, or take a taxi (about 100 YTL), and use dolmuses (public minibuses) or hotel vehicles for short journeys around the Bodrum peninsula.
By Ferry from Datça:
There is a once-daily sailing (summer only) between Bodrum and Datça, which takes about 2 hours; see bodrumferryboat.com for details. You can take your car on board, allowing you to make a loop Dalaman Datça Bodrum Dalaman, which we did and found strangely satisfying.
Or, if you're really clever, you could get dropped off here at the end of a gulet cruise.