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Bodrum is located in the legendary place Halicarnassus that really can tell you a lot about history of this region. This town keeps enormous number of sights, both historian and cultural. We should mention that initially the symbol of this town was chosen the fortress of Saint Peter that was built in the times of knights who tried to protect the borders of their town. Today you won’t find any knights in this fort and the space is used to store the exhibition of the Museum of Underwater Archeology of Turkey.
Curly's Demeter Restaurant & Pool Club is very popular among both locals and visitors of this wonderful city. Turkish cuisine makes up the biggest part of the restaurant's menu, but you will … Open
The fort has a large trading street that is full of cozy shops, cafes, restaurants and snack bars.

The embankment of this town is beautiful and very original. When tourists come to see Bodrum, first they usually don’t like very small and narrow streets that look quite depressively. However, if you take a walk along them, you will change your opinion and see the town and its citizens in completely other light.
Currently Bodrum is known as one of the most fast-developing cities in Turkey. Also this is one of the most famous resorts of this country that attracts large number of visitors year after year. By the way, there are many jewelry stores in this town, so every tourist is able to purchase an inexpensive, but very beautiful and memorable piece of jewelry. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The city on the coast of the Aegean Sea seems to attract tourists with everything: open and friendly locals, many interesting festivals, and, of course, many opportunities for cultural and … Open
Fans of excursions will enjoy the Museum of Underwater Archeology, it presents findings of divers of different periods. One of the most valuable and unusual exhibits is a ship that belonged to the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, as well as the found on board jewellery. The most incredible exhibit is a Byzantine ship that sank hundreds of years ago. The uniqueness of the ship lies in the fact that it was able to be perfectly preserved for many centuries later. 
For nature lovers in Bodrum, very interesting excursions to the nearby island Kara Ada are organised. Its primary value is in the hot springs, which feature unique therapeutic properties. There are several different pools and mud baths, as well as interesting walking tours which are held on the island. This island will definitely appeal to those who like to spend time away from the busy tourist spots. 
Bodrum is a picturesque city, the history of which started more than two thousand years ago. In the territory of the city you will find numerous unique prehistoric places of interest that … Open
In the city there are some unique archaeological sites, one of the most famous is the ancient amphitheatre. It was discovered in the late 20th century on the hillside of Göktepe. This huge amphitheatre, which in ancient times could accommodate up to 13,000 spectators, is perfectly preserved to this day. In recent years, the amphitheatre is used for concerts and other cultural events. 
Minarett im Sonnenuntergang In Bodrum there is a famous water park "Dedeman", which is among the largest and most popular water parks in Europe. The choice of rides and swimming pools in it is just a huge, there are more than 20 slides alone. Water Park has amazing décor; it is decorated with exotic plants, among the thickets of which are equipped spacious terraces and recreation areas. 
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Among those fond of exploring the historical places, tours featuring Myndos Gate are very popular. They represent a fragment of preserved fortifications that surrounded the ancient city. In addition to the amphitheatre, these gates are the most valuable monument of antiquity. 
Bodrum A unique monument is the Mausoleum of King Mausolus, that was built in the 4th century BC. During the Middle Ages the mausoleum was partially destroyed, and locals have used its stones to build their houses. Only in the 19th century, the historical value of the mausoleum was recognized officially, within its walls many priceless artefacts were found.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bodrum
♥   Castle 'Bodrum Castle Turkey' , 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nerantzia Castle' Kos, 19.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Anthimachia Castle' Kos, 37.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kalymnos Castle' Kalymnos, 42.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Leros Castle' Leros, 51.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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When the king Mausolus died, the tomb has not been completed yet. Construction of the mausoleum was finished only in 350 BC. A grand building lasted nearly 2 000 years. During that time, the structure has experienced many important historical events, including numerous attacks by pirates and the conquest. The mausoleum was fully destroyed in the 15th century. Maltese took marble slabs and used them for the construction of the fortress, which bore the name of St. Peter. In 1966, fragments of bas-reliefs and statues of the once majestic tomb were found during archaeological investigations. As so, scientists managed to restore its image as closely as possible. … Read further
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