The daily average for Bodrum is usually around 12 °C and there's a good chance of cloud cover or showers. Those looking to visit Bodrum when it's hot, should do so in the summer months when the temperature is at its highest. However, during the winter months the weather can change dramatically with one day basking in sunshine and the next battling rain and clouds. Snow is highly unlikely but most hotels are accommodated for the cooler weather and provide heaters. The highest ever recorded temperature in January for Bodrum is 20 °C with the lowest being -1°C. However, temperatures are generally consistent with the averages for each month. The average sea temperature in January is normally around 17°C which can feel cold to many, even those just wanting to take a quick dip. The average humidity for the resort is around 70% meaning it's fairly comfortable and you likely won't notice any humidity due to the lower temperatures.
Despite the milder temperatures, the weather is better than some European countries and those looking to get away from their dwellings during this month may enjoy the calmer atmosphere rather than peak tourist season in summer.
The many remarkable hotels in the area include the Aegean Gate Hotel which is situated in the quieter part of Bodrum, however it's only a few minutes away from the popular nightlife that entertains tourists in the region. In this exclusive boutique hotel you'll find a luxurious pool, free Wi-Fi and air conditioned suites. Another stunning hotel to consider is El Vino. Already noted for its excellent restaurant, this beautiful residence overlooks the spectacular Bodrum castle and it's well-known for its friendly and attentive staff.
Bodrum is a picturesque coastal town with more than a million tourists visiting its shores every year. Once a small fishing village, Bodrum now boasts beautiful beaches, palm trees and whitewashed villas dotted throughout the resort. Those searching for relaxation can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the marina or a refreshing sail on one of the many yachts residing here. The more active tourist can experience one of the many walking trails on the Bodrum peninsula. Walks are graded by difficulty, so whether you're a beginner or experienced walker, there is something for everyone. You may also want to run or cycle, explore historic remains or view the impressive scenery. The Pedasa trail is ideal for beginners with a walking time of one hour and 40 minutes, taking you through the valleys and onto the Gokceler Castle. Alternatively, explore the Geris Kanamasa Hills with a walking time of 4 hours for the more advanced hiker.
Bodrum has several shops to discover from designer outlets to the local market and small malls. It's internationally known for its retail and several local stores stock many Turkish goods, so those searching to purchase a piece of Turkish culture won't be disappointed.