Places To See
St. Peter Castle
The most prominent feature of Bodrum is the castle of St. Peter. The castle’s origins date back to the knights of St. John . This group of expatriates began in the 11th century with a church and hospital in Jerusalem.
Although belonging to he Catholic religion care was denied to no-one. When the knights arrived they instructed their builders to remove all usable materials. From the tomb of King Mausolos as the castle construction began in the 1400’s.
Çıfıt Kale (Aspat)
Yarımadanın güneybatısında Bağla koyuna yakın bir kayalık üzerinde kurulmuş. Çeşitli uygarlıklara ait kalıntılar yer alıyor.
Myndos (Gümüşlük), Termena (Akçaalan), Telmisos (Gürece), Kadıyanda (Aşağıgöl), Theangela (Etrin) Yarımadada bulunan antik kentlerdir.
Located on the Yatağan – Milas Highway, the ruins in the village of Eskihisar contains a very rich collection of artefacts from the Caria, Roman and Byzantine eras.
The Temple of Hecate can be reached by following the dirt road (9 km) leading to Turgut. Excavations have shown that this city, once an important center of the Caria Civilization, has been inhabited since the Early Bronze Age.
One of the most eminent ruins of the region with its rich history and natural beauty, Sedir Island can be reached by boat either from Gökova – Akyaka or Çamlıköy. The ruins which one would want to see first are the Temple of Apollo, the theater, and the ancient harbor. The famous Cleopatra beach is here as well.
Cisterns built by the Ottomans and known as “Gümbet” can be seen all over the peninsula. They were built by the wealthy citizens who named the cistern after themselves.
Yapım, bakım, onarım ve işletmeciliği kapsayan yat turizminin merkezi Bodrum’dur.
Bodrum’da 275 yat kapasiteli marina bulunmakta ve ayrıca 12 çekek yerinde yatların bakım, onarım ve kışlama hizmeti verilmektedir.
İçmeler Tersanesinde ismi artık neredeyse Bodrum’la özdeşleşmiş gulet tipi tekne yapımı geleneği sürdürülüyor. Tersane büyüklüğündeki tesiste de modern teknoloji ile 30 metre uzunluğundaki lüks yelkenli yatlar inşa edilebiliyor.
Bodrum yat yarışları, tamamıyla deneyimsiz insanların hatta bebeklerin bile katılabildiği belki de dünyadaki tek yat yarışı. Bodrum Clup, 15-30 m. Uzunluğunda, lüks guletlerin yarıştığı en konforlu yarış… İsteyen yarışa aktif olarak katılmakta veya işi mürettebata bırakarak çevrenin tadını çıkarabilmekte.
The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum. Situated in the hillside over looking Bodrum this theatre whose capacity is around 13.000 was built during the Carian reign in the Hellenistic age (330-30 BC). The theatre consists of three different sections: a place for the audience, a place for an orchestra and the stage. It became an open-air museum after the excavations in 1973.
Tiyatronun daha yukarısında ve yamaçta Helenistik ve Roma devrine ait kaya mezarları bulunuyor.
The Myndos Gate
Located on the west side of Bodrum, this is one of the two entrances of ancient Halikarnassos. Only some parts of the city wall remained untill today. An important part of the town wall was the Myndos Gate where the soldiers of Alexander the Great had a hard time to enter the town of Halikarnassos in 333 BC. After he captured the city, except the Mausoleum whole city destroyed by the soldiers of Alexander the Great.
It was built in 1901 through the means of the monatery fund provided by the amount gathered among the public and given by Abdulhamit II
Şardırşah Horasani Tonb, Kubbeli Tomb, Mustafa Pasha Tomb including the grave of Kaptan-ı Derya Cafer Pasha and Koyunaba Tomb are worth to see.
Mustafa Paşa Mosuque
Upon his arrival to Bodrum to construct a dockyard, Mustafa Paşa from Kızılhisar, made this mosque built (1723).
It was constructed by Hamam Ağa, the steward of Mustafa Pasha.