Situated on an exquisite peninsula, Bodrum is undoubtedly one of the most attractive coastal cities in Turkey, appealing to both Turkish and foreign holidaymakers. Bodrum is located on the Aegean coast of Turkey, and in addition to its luxury tourist destinations, it boasts several major historical sites, including the Castle of Saint Peter, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, King Mausolus’ Mausoleum (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), and a Roman amphitheater. The surrounding area is also known for its nightlife, beaches, natural beauty and ancient history. The port is located a brief stroll from the city center and 36 km from Milas International Airport.
Bodrum Cruise Port features a finger pier, which can accommodate two large-sized, or four smaller cruise ships at a time. The world’s largest cruise ships, can berth easily thanks to its pier extension in 2011. Apart from the cruise pier, the port boasts quays that can harbor up to 30 mega-yachts, and has three ferryboat ramps. Bodrum Cruise Port provides full terminal services, marine services and auxiliary services. The state-of-the-art terminal building offers diverse facilities including duty free shopping areas, travel agencies and a restaurant.
Bodrum has been an anchorage port for small ships until 2008. Bodrum Cruise Port has invested heavily in port facilities including construction of a terminal building and a pier. Thus, Bodrum itself has become a brand new luxury destination for cruise lines. Bodrum Cruise Port is ISPS compliant and holds ISO 9001-14001-18001 certificates. In late 2015, the port received Green Port accreditation upon approval of the Maritime Transport and Communications Ministry General Directorate of the Merchant Marine and Turkish Standards
In June 2008, the operation rights of Bodrum Cruise Port, which includes pilotage, tugging, mooring, sheltering, security, fresh water supply, waste collection, passenger terminal management, and provision of diving and bunkering services to the cruise ships and ferries visiting the port was transferred to Global Ports Holding.