Ottomn Shipyard

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Ottomn Shipyard information

Location
Bodrum , Turkey
Address
Şafak Sokak
Opening hours
9am-6pm Tue-Sun
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The restored Ottoman shipyard stands just above the marina. In 1770, Russia destroyed the entire Ottoman fleet at Çeşme; rebuilding it took place in boatyards such as this one. It was fortified against pirate attacks in the 18th and 19th centuries with a watchtower; today it occasionally hosts art exhibitions. Old tombstones, dating from the period when the Latin alphabet was replacing Arabic-based eski yazı (old-style writing) are kept above. Excellent views.