Set against the brilliant blue of the Aegean sea, Bodrum is truly of city of past, present and future. Once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – The Mausoleum of Halikarnassus – Bodrum has evolved into a major tourist destination and jumping-off point to explore the brilliant Turkish coast. There is a refreshing contrast between the Ancient City and modern metropolis, though the city sat dormant for hundreds of years. Bodrum has long been a magnet for Turkey’s gay community and is attracting more and more gay men from all over Europe. That’s not surprising because the communities around Bodrum and welcoming and friendly to all. No matter what the guest’s orientation, the welcome mat is certainly laid out.