Historic Sites to See in Marmaris
Historic Sites to See in Marmaris
Marmaris is among the top popular holiday destinations where you can enjoy nature, peace, joy, entertainment, the…Read More
Bodrum, formerly Halicarnassus, is a vibrant seaside resort and popular tourist destination located in the province of Muğla on Turkey’s southwestern Mediterranean coast. It is a district that attracts a lot of attention with its intense and colorful nightlife, beautiful beaches, historical places, quality hotels, and holiday villages.
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The castle, which has become the symbol of Bodrum, was built in 1402 by the Knights of St. John as St. Peter’s Castle. It has been used as the “Underwater Archeology Museum” since 1960.
It is the only one in Turkey and rare in the world. The museum, which was established in Bodrum Castle, which has a rich history, contains clothes, tools, and antiques. It is possible to come across the traces of sailors and knights of the dark middle ages. It won the “Special Commendation” award in Europe in 1995, both for its history and for its many features.
The Myndos Gate, which was the first place Alexander the Great used to besiege the city, takes its name from the ancient city of Myndos, known today as Gümüşlük. The Myndos Gate is the best-preserved part of the city walls that have survived.
To put it briefly, this place witnessed many bloody conflicts during Alexander’s Asian expedition. The Carians and Persians defending the city fall in front of Alexander’s army and Alexander the Great captures the city, leaves a garrison of 2500 people on Princess Island, and continues on his way.
The theatre was built in the 4th century B.C., in King Mausolos’ era. It is shaped like a horseshoe and built according to the ancient tradition, with its back towards a mountain. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful ancient theatres in Turkey. The upper part of the theatre has fallen victim to time and most of the sitting areas have disappeared. A rectangular altar which was used for sacrifices to Dionysos, god of wine and theatre, in the religious rituals of antique ages, is still there. The Ancient Theatre is one of Turkey’s oldest and is built in the classical antique age. The theatre still hosts many concerts and festivals in Bodrum, and it serves 13.000 people.
The ancient city of Halicarnassus, known today as Bodrum, was built by the Carian King Mausolos in BC. The mausoleum, which was started to be built in 350 BC, was completed by his sister and wife Artemisia after the death of the king. The tomb, which we also consider as one of the seven wonders of the world, was built on a 105 x 242 m terrace. We call all similar structures and tombs built later mausoleums. Since you are in Bodrum, you must visit this historically important building!
Pedasa, which is only 4 km away from Bodrum and worth seeing, is the best preserved of the Legian cities and an ancient city you will want to see in Bodrum, besides it was built using the boxwood-like drywall technique (a circular stack of stones). When you see the domed tombs resembling old cisterns, you will realize that you are approaching Pedasa.
It is the house where the great artist Zeki Müren spent his last years in Bodrum. Here, the artist’s personal belongings, photographs, and awards are exhibited.