Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Castle of St Peter
Tamerlane's Mongol invasion of Anatolia (1402) not only gave Byzantine Constantinople a reprieve from Turkish besiegers, it also allowed...
Inside the Castle of St Peter is the French Tower where lie the remains of a great and powerful woman. Though popularly said to belong...
Bodrum's oldest bar, Hadigari rocks on from its auspicious location under the Castle of St Peter.
This simple back-alley place offers prepared dishes hot and cold (viewable at the front counter), letting you sample different Turkish...
Museum of Underwater Archaeology information
Lonely Planet review
The space in the Castle of St Peter that was once used to store booty collected during underwater archaeology missions, now houses Bodrum's Museum of Underwater Archaeology. It is arguably the most important museum of its type in the world, a veritable lesson in how to bring ancient exhibits to life. Items are creatively displayed and well lit, and information panels, maps, models, drawings, murals, dioramas and videos all help to animate them.
It's undoubtedly one of the best museums in Turkey, not to mention the Mediterranean (and could teach some of the cupboard-like Victorian museums in the West a thing or two!).
The views from the battalions are spectacular and worth coming for alone. As the museum is spread throughout the castle, you'll need at least two hours to do it justice. Arrows suggest routes around it (red for long; green for short), but guides are not available. There are plans to open a Mycenaean room in the future, and to install a lift.