Ruin in Bodrum

Ancient Theatre

On the main road to Turgutreis, ancient Halicarnassus' theatre was built in the hillside rock in the 4th century BC to seat 5000 spectators but that capacity was increased to 13,000 for gladiatorial contests in the …
Ruin in Bodrum


One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum was the greatest achievement of Carian King Mausolus (r 376–353 BC), who moved his capital from Mylasa (today's Milas) to Halicarnassus. The only ancient …
Gate in Bodrum

Myndos Gate

These are the restored remains of the only surviving gate from what were originally 7km-long walls probably built by King Mausolus in the 4th century BC. In front of the twin-towered gate are the remains of a moat i…
Ruin in Bodrum

Ottoman Shipyard

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…
Castle in Bodrum

Bodrum Castle

There are splendid views from the battlements of Bodrum's magnificent castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 15th century and dedicated to St Peter. Today it houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeolog…
Mosque in Bodrum

Merkez Adliye Camii

The 'Central Courthouse Mosque' is in the old bazaar.
Mosque in Bodrum

Tepecik Camii

This mosque is right on the waterfront.
Mosque in Bodrum

Türkkuyusu Camii

This mosque is just west of Bodrum's covered market.
Notable Building in Bodrum


The city hall is in the centre of town.
Museum in Bodrum

Bodrum Maritime Museum

This small but well-formed museum spread over two floors examines Bodrum's maritime past through finely crafted scale models of boats and an excellent video on traditional 'Bodrum-type’ boat building. Much is made o…