Bodrum history and culture

Bodrum Castle

One place of Bodrum that no visitor to this great city should miss is the famous Bodrum Castle, which overlooks the harbor and the international marina. This castle was constructed by the Knights of Rhodes in the 15th century during the crusades of the middle ages, and it was given the name The Castle of St. Petrus, or Petronium....  [Read more]

Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which received a special commendation in 1995 as a European Museum of the Year, was established in the Bodrum Castle in 1964. Initially, the restoration of the castle was the priority; later, exhibition halls were created in the available space. The museum exhibits several collections...  [Read more]

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Unfortunately there is not a lot left to see of this ancient and once magnificent tomb, which was named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World but now one must rely just on imagination and (computer) models. King Mausolus of Caria ordered the construction of the ornate marble monument. The mausoleum was...  [Read more]

Ancient Amphitheatre

The Bodrum Amphitheatre is another structure accredited to the reign of King Mausolus, although it wasn't fully completed until the Roman era. The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum, and it is one of the best preserved structures of ancient Halikarnassus. Originally, it was built around 4th C BC during...  [Read more]

Bodrum Windmills

One of the many beautiful sights overlooking the Bodrum peninsula are the windmills. Facing northwest, to catch the coastal winds, these windmills made of stone and lined with wooden planks, and were used from the 18th century until the 70s as a means to grind flour for the local people. Although a common sight the windmills are...  [Read more]

Bodrum Peninsula

Bodrum town

Bodrum town is situated exactly as Halicarnassus was many years ago. The main road runs inland from Bodrum Castle, which is set on a rocky headland between two bays. This main road and the bays on either side form the town centre of Bodrum. The population jumps from 50,000 during winter to over half a milllion people during...  [Read more]


Gumbet (in Turkish written as Gümbet) is located on the Southwest coast of Turkey and is a 31 miles (50 km) transfer from Milas airport. It is named after the domed water-cisterns that speckle the countryside near-by. The place is fast becoming a self-contained resort with a long sandy beach, a real mecca for sun warshippers, which attract many young people and...  [Read more]


At the westernmost tip of the Bodrum Peninsula, 23 miles (37 km) from the city center of Bodrum, you can find the charming fisherman’s cove and seaside village of Gumusluk (pronounced as goo-moosh-look, in Turkish written as Gümüslük). The peaceful village of Gumusluk is one of the oldest settlements on the...  [Read more]


Formerly beeing the area's main fishing port, the beautiful village of Yalikavak maintains a vry relaxing atmosphere for charming seaside eating. Yalikavak is positioned in the north-western corner of the Bodrum peninsula, 18 km from Bodrum city means it is one of the least developed spots in the area with a lot less hotels and...  [Read more]

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Do and See in Bodrum

Visit one of the islands around the Bodrum peninsula like Rabbit Island, Orak Island or Black Island, great places for scubadiving. Ride the waves with a jet ski, sail with a catamaran, do some para sailing or windsurfing, everything is possible in Bodrum ! If you don't like the sea, you can visit the one of the many souvenir shops or visit the weekly farmer market, a great place to meet the locals ! Also lot's of daytrips to Pamukkale, Kos, Rhodes, Ephesus, Dalyan and many more beautiful places in Turkey. Join for a traditional Turkish night in Bodrum with beautiful belly dancers, or take a Turkish bath with your trip to Bodrum. You also can explore the peninsula by making a jeep safari, drive through the pine forests and enjoy the mountain scenery... Read everything about these activities and many more in our Do and See section !   [Read more]