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Why Bodrum
is special

This Turkish port town is world renowned for its castle, museum, yachting, and ancient-seven-wonder site.

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Castle of St Peter

The citadel (in photo background above) was built by the Knights of St. John crusaders in the early 15th century. The castle is well preserved and offers picturesque panoramic views of Bodrum and its harbor.

Museum of
Underwater Archaeology

This award-winning museum is located in the castle and exhibits historic objects recovered from the sea.


Bodrum is celebrated for its wooden yachts called gulets (see photo above). Tourists book these full-crewed, broad-beamed boats for extended live-aboard sailing vacations along Turkey's beautiful Turquoise Coast.

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Only the foundation remains, but since this tomb is one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it's worth at least a brief visit. Click Mausoleum of Halicarnassus to read my dedicated page on it in the Seven Wonders of the World section of my website.

Other attractions

They include an ancient amphitheatre, hilltop white windmills, and a lively upscale party scene.

Location in Turkey

More turkey tips and insights

In Istanbul

Basilica Cistern
Blue Mosque
Dolmabahce Palace
Grand Bazaar
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace

In other Turkey areas

Ephesus Ruins
Mount Ararat
Nemrut Dagi
Pergamon Acropolis
Ruins of Troy

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Bodrum photo by Neiljs - CC BY 2.0


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