One of the gems of the Aegean coast, Bodrum is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus, home to the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (Tre Grave of King Mausolos: built after 353 BC) - one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The Mauseloum was built by Artemisia, the sister and the wife of King Mausolos, B.C. 355.
Bodrum has a unique history and wealthy natural resources such as crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, fresh climate. All those features made it a popular site for human settlement for many centuries since ancient times.
The Castle of St. Peter is identified with Bodrum region and it’s a fine example of 15th Century Crusader architecture. It has been converted into the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and contains findings from the oldest Mediterranean shipwreck ever discovered.
Bodrum Amphitheatre, historical white windmills and Myndos Gate are other historical remaining structures from ancient world.
Besides the historical highlights, today Bodrum is a leisure tourism center as well for those who seek a “blue voyage” and considered as the pearl of the Aegean with its magical atmosphere mixing blue and green.
Did you know that?

Herodotus, known as the father of history, was born in Bodrum in 484 BC.