Bodrum Peninsula is situated on the South-West coast of Turkey. The coastline is famed for its clear watersis surrounded by islands. Swimmers and snorkellers will enjoy the deep blue waters crowded with living sponges, star fish and tropical colored fish.
Originally the ancient city of Halikarnassos, Bodrum is an ecclesiastical mixture of everything historic, interesting, relaxing and lively.
Situated between two horse shoe bays Bodrum is home to the magnificent 15th century castle of St Peter with towers, ramparts and leafy courtyards.
In recent years Bodrum has become not only a tourist centre but also
a visiting place for famous Turkish and international artists.
Bodrum offers much to do and see, but those interested in relaxing in more subdued environment, over a dozen tranquil lie nearby. The coast of the Bodrum Peninsula is speckled with a wide variety of villages and quiet bays, ranging from the sleepy fishing village charm of Gumusluk to the commercial excitement of Gumbet.
The central harbour is surrounded by shops, cafes, bars and hotels, and dominated by the 15th century historical site of the Castle of St Peter.
Bodrum’s castle was built by the Knights of St.
John in the early 15th Century is the site of the Mausoleum (one of the
ancient Seven Wonders of the World). The Museum of Underwater
Archaeology, Amphitheater (The Mausolus started and finally
finished by the Romans).
There area also concerts in the historic Castle or the Amphitheater.
Those who long for the nocturnal scenes however
can still find them in the vicinity of Bodrum’s villages and
Milas-Bodrum International Airport is situated 30km from Bodrum city
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