The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina
The Turkish port of Bodrum sits pleasantly along the deep blue of the Aegean Coast, in what was once Asia Minor. Today a lively and modern resort town, evidence of Halicarnassus’ ancient past is everywhere.
Bodrum is known for it’s historical sites, clement weather, colorful jazz bars, idyllic whitewashed houses, marina and yachting facilities, and its resident artist community. Celebrated novelist Cevatsakir Kabaağaçlu immortalized the lore and legends of the local seafarers in a collection of short stories.
The resort is perfect both for youth, and for family resting – everyone will find here something to be busy with. There are a lot of restaurants In Bodrum offering both local and European cuisine.Besides the beautiful nature, there are good conditions for active pastime as well – surfing, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving and fishing. For divers it will be interesting to explore lots of underwater reeves, caves and grand rocks of unusual form.
It is the Aegean Sea named after the proud King Aegeus who had committed suicide in its blue waters. Comprising thousands of islands, this sea is also named as the Sea of Islands. In other words, it is also the Archipelago, the sea of companion islands…Such that, according to mythology, the universe is created by the Aegean Sea and its islands.
All the mythological gods and goddesses had protected the Aegean and had made Bodrum the most beautiful and lively place of the universe. They had given their own souls to its sea, islands and shores.