Bodrum is a port city in the southwestern region of Aegean Coast, renowned in antiquity under its ancient name, Halicarnassus. It is the home of underwater archeology of shipwrecks dating back centuries. Due to its vast diversity, from its stirring historical heritage to its contemporary exhilarating way of life, Bodrum is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Aegean Sea. Golden sand beaches, refreshing blue bays, boutique hotels and trendy restaurants and clubs welcome a variety of international adventure seekers. More than any other Turkish seaside getaway, it has an enigmatic elegance that pervades it from the town's crowning castle and glittering marina to its white-plastered houses and backstreets.