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  Guide Bodrum gives information on houtiqeistory of Bodrum, ancient Halicarnasus, its historical sites, museums, underwater archeology, Bodrum peninsula, shopping, restaurants, museums, night life and Blue Voyage in Bodrum Region

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              Bodrum, ancient Halicarnasus,  one of the most attractive cities in Turkey, was the birth place of famous historian Herodotus. Bodrum witnessed the rule of some very powerful women such as Artemisia the Elder who served as an admiral and adviser of Xerkes, king of Persia; Artemisia II,  Mausolos' wife who completed the monumental tomb of king Mausolos and defeated the Rhodians in a single day and Carian Princess Ada who established friendly relation with Alexander the Great and became the ruler of Caria after his campaign. Bodrum had its Golden Age during the rule of King Mausolos who started building monumental tomb, Mausoleum which became one of the Seven Wonders of the world.


 Bodrum houses not only one of the most famous Underwater Archaeology Museums of the world, but also a splendid Castle of Crusaders , built by the Knights of Saint John, with 250 Coat of Arms. One can visit the ruins of ancient Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; remains of a marvelous ancient theatre ,going back to the time of King Mausolos and well preserved city walls and especially Myndos Gate, mentioned during the campaign of Alexander the Great.  Staying in Bodrum, visitors also have possibilities to reach sites on Bodrum Peninsula  and nearby ancient sites such as Ephesus, Miletus, Priene, Heraclia, Iassos also have a daily boat tours around Bodrum and world famous  'Blue Voyage' to discover the most beautiful coastline in the south western coast of Turkey.  


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Bodrum, which is very popular summer resort of Turkey, offers also unrivalled nightlife, shopping and great choice for  restaurants. Guide Bodrum gives you  information on night clubs, restaurants, bars, beach clubs, and market days in Bodrum.  Guide Bodrum is a good starting point  to discover the marvels of ancient Halicarnassus, which was home for one of the seven wonders of the world; the fascinating museum of Underwater Archeology with its amazing display of ancient shipwrecks such as Yassiada Wreck, Glass Wreck, Uluburun and Bronze Age Wrecks and Carian Princess Ada Room and Glass Exhibit Hall. Guide Bodrum gives information on  Bodrum today, one of the most enjoyable summer resorts of Turkey.


Bodrum Peninsula


No other area on the Turkish Aegean coast provides the visitor with the opportunity to experience traditional Turkish life only a few minutes away from  a modern tourist centre.

 Ortakent Village and Yahsi Beach

Ortakent VillageIn the centre of Bodrum Peninsula, along the main highway there is this considerably large village of Ortakent which is famous for the attractive 17th century 'tower houses' unique to the area.


Yalikavak Village Situated 18km from Bodrum, Yalıkavak's history goes parallel  with that of Bodrum. Today, most of the archaeological remains are either unexcavated sites or unattractive ruins. 

 Gümbet  Located at  2-3 km distance from Bodrum, Since the swimming possibilities are very limited in Bodrum, many people prefer nearby Gümbet.   Bitez: Bitez is located at 7 km west of Bodrum, in the bay next to Gümbet. Since the winds here are particularly favorable for windsurfing, Bitez is considered as one  of the best places for wind surfing and this feature attracted several water sports operators to the Bitez Beach. Gündoğan:  It is quite and peaceful place which is still more or less unspoiled despite the holiday developments on the surrounding hills. Gümüşlük: The classical site of Myndus is situated at Gümüşlük, lovely place to enjoy the sea food restaurants. Myndus was one of the eight major cities on the peninsula, established.  Akyarlar: Akyarlar offers good camping sites and is an ideal place  for wind surfing. It has marvelous scenery of the Greek islands and  it has safe and sandy beaches for children. 

Gültürkbükü GöltürkbüküThese delightful spot is the favorite retreatsof many well-known Turkish artists, actors and entertainers who appear at  many small bars and restaurants at night. Torba : Torba, one of the nearest  villages in the north of Bodrum,  is located  in a charming little bay.  Karabağ: 15 minutes from Turgut Reis situated  the tiny village of Karabağ, believed to be the site of the first settlement in the area. . Mumcular: Mumcular former Karaova, famous for tabacco, honey and olive production is located 29 km in the north of Bodrum. Archaeological Sites near Bodrum During your stay in Bodrum, You can reach to most famous ancient cities of ancient Caria and Ionia districts. Most of the ancient cities we mention in our web Site can be visited daily tour bases. Only for Pamukkale, it is recommended to spend a night there. Here are some of the cities near Bodrum: Milas, Iassos, Euromos, Heraclia:  Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Ephesus, Hieropolis, Pamukkale, Labranda:



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