The daily average temperature for Bodrum in December is usually around 13 °C and there's a good chance of a heavy shower as it's the wettest month in this area. Make sure you pack a raincoat or umbrella as you're likely to require it. However, despite the colder temperatures, the weather is warmer here than the UK at this time of year. The highest ever recorded temperature in December for Bodrum is 23 °C with the lowest being 0°C. However, temperatures are usually within the averages for the month. The average sea temperature in December is normally around 18°C which can feel cold to most but some may enjoy a quick swim in the ocean to feel refreshed. The average humidity for the resort is around 67% so it's fairly comfortable as the temperatures are milder and won't cause any fatigue or discomfort.
Despite the cooler temperatures, the weather is better than some European countries and those looking to go abroad may enjoy the calmer atmosphere.
Bodrum is home to a variety of stunning hotels. If you're searching for spectacular views the Doria Hotel may just be for you. Located just 10 minutes from the centre of Bodrum, this hilltop hotel has a range of facilities. Enjoy being pampered in the hotels wellness centre and return home feeling stress free and ready to take on the challenges of the New Year. The luxurious hotel has its own private beach so you can relax and take in the picturesque views. Each room has air conditioning, elegant bath with robe and slippers, Wi-Fi access and a flat screen TV. The restaurant offers Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, however if you prefer a light snack then the pool bar is the place to be. If you want to stay active, you can visit the on-site gym with fitness activities.
Despite Turkey being a Muslim country, many bars and restaurants celebrate Christmas. If you want to be close to the festive action then the Angora Hotel is the place to stay. Located close to bars, restaurants and the famous Halikarnas Disco, this establishment has rooms with a private bathroom and TV. You can enjoy Turkish dishes at the hotel restaurant or a refreshing drink at the bar. If you want to be near all the action then this is the accommodation for you.
There are a variety of restaurants in Bodrum that cater to most people. At the Kempinski Hotel, you'll find the Olives Restaurant offering an a la carte menu. There's also three bars at the hotel so it's ideal if you want to extend your evening after having a meal. Barblue has a log fire to keep guests warm in winter. Here, you can enjoy a glass of champagne while listening to soft music. Alternatively, the Gazebo Lounge offers alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee by the pool perfect if you want a relaxing evening.
Take a look at the weather forecast to help plan your trip to Bodrum in December.
Bodrum Castle is high up on the list of sights you need to see in the resort. Located on a rocky peninsula with the sea lapping around three sides, you could probably spend the entire day here. As well as getting a great view of the harbour and international marina, you also need to pass through a total of seven doors just to reach the inner sanctum. Built in the 15th century, Bodrum castle is an impressive piece of ancient architecture. Here, you'll be able to visit the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Architecture to discover ancient relics that have been brought up from the sea. It takes around two hours to view everything on display so you might want to get here early to enjoy everything on show.