Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, Turkey

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Home to one of the Seven Wonders of
the ancient world

As the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus (and its famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, destroyed in the Middle Ages), Bodrum’s ties to the past are everywhere.

There’s the Bodrum Amphitheater that dates back to 4th century BC and Myndos Gate, where Alexander the Great staged one of his greatest battles during his siege of the city. And there’s even the Castle of St. Peter, one of the best-preserved medieval monuments in the world and home to the outstanding Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

But Bodrum is also a place where you really can leave the past behind, especially with modern-day pleasures like sailing, windsurfing, and diving in the bay, as well as beachfront bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Fair warning, though: “The Saint-Tropez of Turkey” is considered the country’s second biggest party capital, so you may want to pace yourself earlier or have a few cups of strong Turkish coffee to get you through the day. And night.

Tomb Of King Mausolos

Tomb Of King Mausolos

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Tomb Of King Mausolos

Tomb Of King Mausolos

Built in the late 300s BC, though now in ruins, the once massive structure was considered one of the most amazing buildings of the ancient world.

Castle Of St. Peter The Liberator

Castle Of St. Peter The Liberator

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Castle Of St. Peter The Liberator

Castle Of St. Peter The Liberator

With a rich history dating back to the Knights of Columbus, today the castle is home to a museum featuring artifacts from the Bronze Age, Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. The castle also features one of the best, most extensive and interesting underwater archeology museums in the world.

Bodrum Ampitheater

Bodrum Ampitheater

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Bodrum Ampitheater

Bodrum Ampitheater

The Bodrum Amphitheater was built in the late 300s BC under the direction of King Mausolos. Excavated and restored, after over 2,000 years the open-air theater still serves the people of Bodrum today.

Bodrum, Turkey At a glance

Current Weather:
34°C / 94 °F
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Current Time:
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Friday, September 04
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Currency:
Turkish Lira
Exchange Rates:
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  • 22.33
  • 1.27
  • 5.66
Local Details:
GPS: 37°2'7.22"N 27°25'49.04"E
Size: 656.00 KM2 (253.28 MI2)
Population: 36,401
Density: 55 Pop/KM2 (21 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +90

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