Bahrain-based Gulf Air has begun flying between Bahrain and the Turkish tourist destination of Bodrum, with flights operating twice on Thursdays and Saturdays.
A group of 39 passengers arrived at Milas-Bodrum Airport on Thursday, having departed from the capital city Manama.
Following the swift completion of necessary procedures, they proceeded to their intended destination in scenic Bodrum district on the Aegean coast.
The highly anticipated flights are scheduled to operate a total of 28 round-trip journeys until mid-September, utilizing the state-of-the-art Airbus A321neo aircraft, ensuring a comfortable and efficient travel experience for passengers.
The new air route aims to bolster connectivity and further promote tourism and business ties between Bahrain and Bodrum.
What to do in Bodrum?
Bodrum, located on the Aegean coast of Turkey, is a coastal paradise full of history, culture, and stunning natural beauty. With its crystal-clear waters, ancient ruins, and vibrant bazaars, Bodrum is truly a traveler’s dream destination.
Bodrum’s history is steeped in Greek, Roman, and Ottoman Empire influences, making it a fascinating place to explore. A visit to Bodrum Castle is a must-see for any history buff, as it’s one of the most well-preserved medieval structures in the world. Built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century, Bodrum Castle offers visitors a glimpse into Turkey’s rich past, including the maritime history of the region.
When it comes to accommodations, Bodrum offers an array of luxurious hotels and resorts. One of the most famous resorts in Bodrum is the Mandarin Oriental, nestled on the waterfront, offering stunning views of the Aegean sea. This grand resort features spacious rooms, a private beach, and an extensive spa that provides a range of treatments.
One of the best things about Bodrum is its stunning coastline, with its endless turquoise waters and unspoiled beaches. The most popular beaches in Bodrum are Gumbet, Bitez, and Torba, but there are also plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. For a more secluded experience, head to the small cove of Karaada, accessible only by boat, or visit the pristine waters of Yaliciftlik Bay.
Of course, no trip to Bodrum would be complete without indulging in its world-renowned cuisine. The flavors of Bodrum are a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, creating a tantalizing blend of spices and aromas. Some of Bodrum’s must-try dishes include freshly caught seafood, grilled lamb kebabs, and succulent meze plates.
For the adventurous traveler, Bodrum also offers plenty of outdoor activities, such as hiking in the surrounding hills, sailing on the Aegean sea, or exploring the nearby islands. And if you’re a shopaholic, Bodrum’s vibrant bazaars with their ornate fabrics, handmade pottery, and intricate jewelry are sure to satisfy your craving for souvenirs.