Trip at a Glance
Coach Tour, Sightseeing
$87 USD per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
9:00am - 2:30pm
Pickup from your hotel in Bodrum
Pick up transfer from your hotel in Bodrum, all entrance fees, transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach, professional English-speaking tour guide, return transfer to your hotel.
- Explore the largest underwater archeological museum in Turkey.
- Get a chance to see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
- See beautiful architecture and learn about the true history of Bodrum.
Start the tour at St Peters Castle, the symbol of Bodrum. The Crusader castle was built by the Knights of St. John between 1402 and 1409. Today the castle’s rooms are used as a museum where finds from the Bronze Age, Mycenaean, Archaic, and Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine period are exhibited. The castle also houses the largest underwater archeological museum in Turkey. It is one of the few of its kind in the world. The reconstruction of a ship-wreck the museum itself is worth a visit.
Next, see what is left of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum. The Mausoleum, King Mausolus’ tomb, is at the origin of the funerary monuments of great dimensions and sumptuous architecture. Mausolus was the ruler of the Caria Kingdom between 377 and 353 BC; he made Halikarnassos its capital. Then he enclosed his new capital with a huge wall. He also adorned the city with splendid edifices, the most famous of which was the Mausoleum which he designed as a great Carian shrine dedicated to himself. His sister-wife Artemisia completed it after he died during her own reign. It was so beautiful that it became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
End the tour with a visit to the ancient theatre. The Theatre is located on the hillside overlooking Bodrum. Built in the time of Mausolus, it is one of the very few surviving pre-Hellenistic theaters in Asia Minor and thus one of the oldest.
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