Bodrum Holidays

Bodrum Travel

Bodrum, called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times, was the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Mausoleum of Mausolus. Not much is left of the Mausoleum, as it was destroyed by earthquakes The remains of the Mausoleum were used to build Bodrum Castle, an example of Crusader architecture still standing today. In the castle is an underwater archaeological museum, housing wonderful exhibits. The amphitheatre is a combination of architecture from Mausolus’s time, as well as Roman modifications that were added and it could seat 13,000 people. On the west side of the city is the Myndos Gate, one of the old city entrances from Halicarnassus and an area where Alexander the great battled to gain entry into the city.

Once a quaint fishing village and area for diving for sponges, Bodrum now is an artistic area, with many poets and artists, as well as being a region of foreign investment. With the plentiful restaurants and many beautiful beaches not far from the picturesque harbour with the abundance of yachts, Bodrum is fast becoming a top tourism destination within Turkey.

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last updated - 30 Jan 2015 3:14 AM