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Stretching at the southwestern coast of Turkey, ancient Halicarnassus and today’s Bodrum boasts a long and grand history, full of contradictions; the ultimate majesty and the utter destruction, the great ancient history and the legendary disputes between the crusaders and the Ottomans. Modern Bodrum is an upcoming tourist destination of radiant beauty, inside out! Book cheap air tickets to Bodrum and you’ll come across a landscape that greatly resembles that of Greece; magical beaches with crystal waters, historic landmarks and monuments, endless cultural, culinary and entertainment choices, compared to other sea-side destinations, Bodrum has nothing to be jealous of! Book your cheap accommodation in Bodrum and be quick; tourist crowds are on their way!
Founded by the Dorian Greeks, Halicarnassus was a very important ancient city, ever the cause of quarrel between the Persians, the Knights of St. John and the Ottomans.
The legendary Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Modern Bodrum, at first just a quaint fishing village with a population of a few thousands, is growing at an exponential rate and will soon become one of the top travel destinations in the Aegean Sea! Be sure to book your flights now!
The airport of Bodrum (Milas-Bodrum Havalimanı) is located 36 kilometres northeast of the city centre and is accessible by bus.
Getting around Bodrum
You can get around Bodrum using the city’s extensive bus network. Fares start at 1.60TRY and minimum taxi fare costs 3.00TRY.
Your first stop in Bodrum is the city’s most well-known attraction and landmark, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus, built in 350 BC to honour Mausolus, by Greek architects Satyros and Pythius.
The Mausoleum of Alicarnassus was constructed with the contribution of Artemisia I of Caria, wife and sister of Mausolus. It is considered one of the most elegant and impressive ancient buildings, designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The largest part of the Mausoleum was destroyed after a series of earthquakes, but during the 15th – 16th centuries the Knights of St. John used parts of it as building material for the Bodrum Castle.
You can visit the beautiful gardens and archaeological site, enjoy interesting exhibitions and archaeological collections found in the site of the mausoleum.
Continue to the Bodrum Castle that dates back to 1437. The castle was built by the Knights of St. John using material from the mighty Mausoleum. The castle is a fine example of the architecture of the Knights Hospitaller around the eastern Mediterranean.
The Bodrum Castle is also known as the Castle of St. Peter the Liberator, as it served as the primary refuge of the unwanted Christians at the time, endured the attacks and was only given up in 1522, after Suleiman the Magnificent prevailed and forced the Knights to surrender and leave Bodrum.
Highlights of the castle include:
- The French Tower, belonging to St. John’s Knights of the French Langue is the tallest and most important of all the towers of the Bodrum Castle, allegedly belonged to Queen Ada, whose remains were found inside the tower.
- The Museum of Underwater Archaeology, first and most significant of its kind at an international level. Collections of the museum include precious and rare items found during archaeological expeditions in ancient shipwrecks across the Aegean Sea.
A few kilometres north of Bodrum, the Myndus Gate still stands, dating back to ancient times, reminding us the nearly catastrophic losses Alexander the Great had when, trying to conquer the city of Myndus, he faced a tremendous resistance by the Myndians who marched through the exact same gate you’re seeing today!
Who knows in what way the history of our world might have changed had Alexander the Great actually lost that fight!
Bodrum’s official language is Turkish.