World's Greatest Places 2021
July 20, 2021 6:35 AM EDT

The seaside city of Bodrum has reinvented itself several times over the past few decades—from a quiet fishing village to a popular resort town to a glamorous hot spot, often called the St. Tropez of Turkey. (Look no further than its superyacht marina, which reportedly draws billionaires like Bill Gates and Roman Abramovich.) It’s no wonder, then, that it’s welcoming a slew of luxe new lodging options, including the Bodrum Loft, an eco-friendly community of villas; the METT Hotel & Beach Resort Bodrum, a five-star waterside resort; and the Radisson Collection Hotel, Bodrum, with its own private beach. Last year also saw the reopening of Bodrum Castle, a 600-year-old medieval fortification, which had been closed for restoration since 2017. —Tamara Hardingham-Gill

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