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Bodrum, called Halicarnassus in ancient times, is a town of white houses ornamented with flowers, rising tier on tier against a hill overlooking a deep blue bay guarded by the great medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes. Bodrum is where the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas meet, 220km from Izmir and 38km. from Milas / Bodrum Airport, is one of the most beautiful white and blue holiday resorts in Turkey. Go swimming in the unbelievably clear warm sea or sit and relax in one of the many restaurants beside the marinas of Bodrum crowded all through summer with yachts from all over the world.
Shopping is a delight in Bodrum. There are leather goods, natural sponges and local blue beads as well as woven rugs, carpets, embroidery and copper. Bodrum is a friendly and bohemian atmosphere and a great place to live year-round. Bodrum has a relaxed, informal life-style and its abundance of daytime activity and night time excitement. When the sun goes down, the volume goes up. If you're looking for the quiet life, forget it. The quiet life simply does not exist in the center area of Bodrum.
In history of Bodrum In ancient times it was known as Halicarnassus , the birthplace of Herodotus and where the Tomb of King Mausolos was, one of the Seven wonders of the World. Excavations are now bringing the remains of this to light and on the site is the Mausoleum Museum. The castle of St. Peter is one of the region's finest examples of architecture and well worth a visit. In the castle is an interesting museum of antiquities recovered on the sea bed. Nearby Goktepe is a 10,000 seat theatre built in the 2nd century A.D.
Along the shore there are many sandy beaches which are easily accessible by road. You can arrange a group tour and hire a boat with crew to explore the quiet coves and wooded islands of this beautiful peninsula.
Why not treat yourself?