The daily average for Bodrum in June is usually around 25 °C and you can expect soaring temperatures with a burning intensity. Any rain that falls is usually a mild shower or very light drizzle but normally the heat is terrific. It's no surprise then that June is recognised as the start of tourist season in Bodrum. If you're visiting the area, you can expect many crowds as it's rather busy at this time of year.
The highest ever recorded temperature for June in Bodrum is an eye watering 42 °C with the lowest being 10°C. However, temperatures usually range around the mid-twenties for June. The average sea temperature this month is around 22°C which is fairly warm and most will likely want to enjoy a dip in the ocean to cool off from the heat. The average humidity for the resort is around 50% but as temperatures are high, it can feel very humid. Caution is advised as you can experience some fatigue during this boiling hot weather. You should make sure you stay hydrated, wear SPF when being exposed to the sun and don't spend too long in direct sunshine.
June is the beginning of peak tourist season in Bodrum as the weather is glorious. Make sure you're prepared by checking the weather forecast before you travel, pack light, cool clothing and lots of SPF to protect your skin from the sun.
There are many beautiful boutique hotels in Bodrum. The Mamara Hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking the resort. This hotel has a stunning, tranquil spa and two pools overlooking the town. Mediterranean food is served in the restaurant and the many suites and rooms have spacious areas and en-suite facilities. This luxurious hotel also includes a beauty salon, gold course, tennis court, 24 hour room service and is pet friendly.
If you're a fan of nightlife then Bodrum is the place to be. In the evening you can enjoy a nice meal in one of the many restaurants in town or you might want to go straight to the bars and clubs. With a party atmosphere that can rival Istanbul, there are a number of venues that are guaranteed to appeal to visitors. You could try Alem Bar which offers traditional Turkish music and a chilled atmosphere. Despite being popular with locals, tourists are welcomed too.
The start of the tourist season means it's the perfect time to check out everything Bodrum has to offer. The warm weather is likely to send many tourists to the beach. Here, you'll be able to relax, sunbathe and enjoy the scenic views. There are a number of varying beaches to choose from and the right one for you may depend on location and how busy it becomes. A few beaches you might consider are Gumbet beach which is 3km west of Bodrum and has shallow waters, Bitez beach with sandy shores and crystal clear waters and Torba beach which is just 5km from Bodrum with green pines and olive trees
If you want to do more than just sunbathe then why not enjoy the many water sports that Bodrum has to offer. In the resort, you'll find water skiing, paragliding, surfing and many more activities.
You might also want to take a look at the golf courses in the area. Whether you're a beginner or experienced player, the courses here offer great facilities and stunning views of Bodrum. Bodrum Golf Club has everything a keen golfer would want. If you're searching for a golf fix then make sure this establishment is on your list of places to visit.
Dates to note
Normally on the 28th or 29th in other countries and the UAE, Ramadan begins and is the Muslim tradition of a month long fast for the Muslim population. In June, Muslim residents of Bodrum begin fasting. You may not notice this religious event and it won't affect tourists but you may notice that people wait until evening before eating.
You may see canon fire from the top of Bodrum Castle around the time of sunset. This signals the start of the Iftar. If you tend to go out in the evenings, you'll probably notice that Turkish families eat together in large numbers with a festive atmosphere.