Bodrum (Turkey): what to see in the coastal city


What to see in Bodrum, where it is located, accommodation facilities of this seaside resort in Turkey, an ideal place for beach holidays and culture.

Tourist information

Bodrum is a coastal city in south-western Turkey overlooking the bay of the same name, where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea.

The city is highly developed from a receptive point of view and offers a very lively center with shops, restaurants and night clubs, as well as a splendid sea.

The beautiful town, which, coming from the sea, stands out for the white houses on the hill, the imposing castle on the harbor and the vast Marina, was built near the ruins of Halicarnassus, which in ancient times was the main colony of Caria, where the famous Greek historian Herodotus, 484 BC - 420 BC about.

What see

The area, rich in archaeological finds that testify a history of more than 5000 years, preserves the remains of what was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Tomb of King Mausolus, who began construction during his reign and wife-sister Artemisia II completed the works after his death.

The Mausoleum was destroyed by an earthquake in 1304 and today only the foundations remain.

The ruins of the mausoleum were used for the construction, in the early fifteenth century, of the castle of San Pietro, erected by the Knights of the Order of the Hospital of San Giovanni di Gerusalemme.

The fortress that we can still admire today stands on a rocky peninsula surrounded on three sides by the sea, is the symbol of Bodrum and houses a museum dedicated to underwater archeology.

Do not miss a visit to the Theater, dating back to the Hellenistic period, later used also by the Romans.

From this structure open on the sea you can admire a beautiful panorama of Bodrum and its port, where boats and typical gulets leave to reach the nearby island of Kos, the other Greek islands and the suggestive bays of the coast.


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