Bodrum Turkey. The first sight of Bodrum for cruise passengers will be the imposing Castle of St. Peter, a 15th-century crusader outpost that dominates the skyline. Traditional Turkish timber sailing boats are known as “Gullets” are can be seen sailing on the azure blue of the South Aegean. Lots of vibrant cafes and beachside bars on the wooden jetties that reach out into the Aegean. Cosmopolitan Bodrum in Turkey sits on the west coast and is a thriving destination for both holidaymakers and ex-pats looking to move and live abroad permanently. Having long promoted a hedonistic lifestyle, it attracts all levels of society from budget backpackers to world-renowned millionaires. Known for windmills, and whitewashed houses dotted over the hillside.