A few words about Bodrum
In the past years, Turkey has imposed itself as a worthy tourist destination, especially its litoral lined with five-star hotels and excellently preserved attractions, sandy beaches and picturesque sites. A few words about Bodrum will be enough to convince you this delightful Turkish resort deserves a place among your destinations of choice.
Bodrum is a multicultural and multidimensional place, located just miles from the Greek island of Kos, sharing a stretch of the beautiful, inky blue Aegean Sea. The peninsula has an occidental atmosphere, making the passing of Europeans from their environment to the unique experience of Turkey smooth.
Not to mention Bodrum is a place of rich history. Herodotus was born here and the city, previously called Halicarnassus of Caria, housed one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Mausolus.
Here is Bodrum’s history in a nutshell. So first, there were the Greeks, who were later conquered by the Persians. Alexander the Great and Queen Ada of Caria recaptured the city in 334 BC. In the middle ges,
the Knight Crusaders set up their fortresses here first around the 15th century. Then Suleiman the Magnificent conquered Bodrum in 1522 and it remained a quiet fishing town until the 20th century, when it was integrated in the newly formed Turkish state.
As we already mentioned, Bodrum is a colorful and happy international tourist destination. Here are some of its top attractions:
The 15th century Castle of St. Peter, built by the Knights Hospitalier, is one of the iconic stops in town. Recording over 3 millennia of history, the Museum of Underwater Archeology is the best cultural attraction, housed inside the very Castle of St. Peter.
The Ancient Bodrum Theatre and the Mausoleum can also be visited.
If you want, you can reserve a tour from Bordum airport transfers.