Map of Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum is a city of the Aegean coast of Turkey, and one of its most popular tourists destinations.

Bodrum was the site of the ancient city Halikarnassus, the city of King Mausolas and his Queen Artemisia. The Mausoleum of Mausolas was regarded one of the seven wonders
of the ancient world. The city was taken over by the Ottoman empire, and name Bodrum was given to it after the declaration of the Turkish republic.

The Bodrum-Milas Airport, 35km away from the Bodrum city, regularly has domestic flights to and from other major cities in Turkey. It can also be reached by road and by boat from the Rhode Islands.

The Mausoleum of Mausolas, built in the loving memory of King Mausolas by his wife the Queen Artemisia, was a splendid piece of architecture, and was regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, but was destroyed in an earthquake. Most of the ruins were used to build the Halikarnassus castle, while the rest were taken to the British Museum, where they are on display currently.

Places to see at Bodrum include the Bodrum castle of the castle of St. Peter. The most prominent landmark in the city, the castle now has been converted to a fully functional museum, the museum of Underwater Archeology. This museum displays breathtaking artifacts collected from underwater expeditions carried out along the Turkish coast.

Bodrum also has many activities, including a nice Turkish bath located within the city, and opportunities of windsurfing, diving and boat rides.

There are a few places to stay in and around Bodrum, as well a number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Last Updated on: October 12th, 2017