PLACES TO VISIT
Ancient Theater: It is located on the Bodrum-Turgutreis road. The stage section was unearthed from the excavations of the 13,000-seat theater. And seats have been restored.
Rock Thombs: Above the theater and on the slope, there are rock tombs from the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Myndos: It is one of the entrance gates of Halikarnassos in the west of the city. The Myndos gate consisted of two monumental towers and an inner courtyard behind them. The first phase of repairing the works and towers located in the north of this gate was completed in 1999.
The Castle of Çıfıt: It was founded on a rocky cliff near Bağla Bay in the southwest of the peninsula. There are remains of various civilizations.
Ancient Cities: Myndos (Gümüşlük), Termena (Akçaalan) Telmisos (Gürece), Kadıyanda (Aşağıgöl), Theangela (Etrin) are ancient cities which located in the peninsula.
Stratonikeia: The ruins in the village of Eskihisar on the Yatağan – Milas highway are home to rich ruins from the Caria, Roman and Byzantine periods.
Lagina: The Hekate temple at the Turgut location of Yatağan can be reached by taking a dirt road. It is understood from the excavations that Lagina, which is one of the important centers of Caria, has been a settlement since the ancient bronze age. The temple, where the goddesses prophesied, with the earliest depiction of The Hekate.
Sedir Adeun (Kedreae): Sedir Island, which can be reached by sea from Gökova – Akyaka or Çamlıköy, is one of the favorite places of the region with its natural and historical beauties.
Cisterns: Cisterns built by the Ottomans and defined as “Gumbet” are seen in the entire peninsula. They were built on their own behalf by the wealthy of the time.
Castle of Bodrum (Saint Petrum): It was built in the name of St. Peter by the Knights of Rhodes in 15th Century. It took 99 years to build. It was founded on the island of Zephyrion at the first point of Halikarnassos. During the construction of the castle, the stones and reliefs of the Mausolos Monument Tomb were used on the walls of the castle. It was turned into a mosque by adding a minaret to the church in the Castle during the Ottoman period. In addition, a small Turkish Bath was built. The castle, which was used as a prison in 1595, is organized as a museum today. The castle, which has an area of ap
proximately 30.000 m², has 5 towers. These are French, English, Italian, German towers and the Serpentine tower.
Mustafa Pasha Mosque: When Mustafa Pasha of Kızılhisar came to Bodrum to build a shipyard, he built this mosque (1723).
Tepecik Mosque: It was built by the Hamam Ağa who was the housekeeper of Mustafa Pasha.
Courthouse Mosque: It was built in 1901 with the money collected from the people and sent by Abdülhamid the 2nd.
Saldırşah Horasani Tomb, Kubbeli Tomb, The tombs which Mustafa Pasha and Kaptan-ı Derya Cafer Pasha’s graves are located, Koyunbaba Tomb are worth seeing.
Bodrum is the most important district in the Aegean coast, known for its colorful life. In addition to its liveliness and colorfulness changing at any time of the day, the main attraction of nightlife is the main character of Bodrum. In the Cumhuriyet street, which starts from Iskele Square and continues to the end of Kumbahce District, summer nights, taverns, discos, and bars allow people of all ages to have fun. The view of the castle, which shines like an ancient talisman in the mysterious darkness of Bodrum nights, adds a different beauty to Bodrum evenings. In addition to the bars on Cumhuriyet Street, Banka Street and the inner port also have many entertainment venues. In the bars where all kinds of music, from taverna music to jazz music, can be listened, Bodrum n
ights are experienced with its charm.
Bodrum is the center of yacht tourism, which includes construction, maintenance, repair and management. The tradition of building a gulet-type boat, whose name is almost identical to Bodrum, continues in İçmeler Shipyard. In the shipyard size facility, 30 meters long luxury sailing yachts can be built with modern technology.
There is a marina with a capacity of 275 yachts in Bodrum. In addition, maintenance, repair and wintering services are provided for 12 yachts.
Bodrum yacht racing is perhaps the only yacht race in the world, where completely inexperienced people and even babies can participate. Bodrum Cup, is the most comfortable race in which luxury gulets that 15-30 meters long can compete. The participant can actively participate in the race or enjoy the environment by leaving the job to the crew.
Gökova Bay, which extends from Bodrum to southeast, has been known as ‘Blue Voyage’ since they named this as a sea voyage discovered by The Fisherman of Halicarnassus and Azra Erhat.
The boats that weighed anchor from Bodrum progress towards Gökova, they discover the beauty of blue and green colors under the clear waters. Boat building and maritime tourism demand in Bodrum has increased for hundreds of years, and yacht tourism has been the most important source of income for Bodrum. Karaada, Kargacık Bükü, Pabuç Cape, Kargı Island, Alakışla and Çökertme are the first places to be seen in Blue Voyage.
Clear sea and tree-lined bays such as Small Roof, Big Roof, Seven Islands, Longöz, Windmill Waterside Thicket, Karacasöğüt are important stops of the Blue Voyage. Besides natural beauties, it is visited in historical places such as Sedir Island, Keramos Ancient City, Seven Islands. It is necessary to allocate 7-10 days to this journey, which is formed by creating groups.
Güvercinlik: It is a beautiful bay where green and blue are intertwined, 25 km from Bodrum. Besides its natural and insatiable beauty, Güvercinlik draws attention with its Salih Island opposite.
Torba: It is a quiet village 5 km from Bodrum. Boat tours are made from Torba to Didim, Milet and Priene, which is a cute and active bay where the green of pine and olive trees and a sparkling sea blend.
Gölköy: Gölköy, 13 km north of Bodrum, is one of our natural wonders where pine, tangerine and palm trees combine with a cool sea.
Gündoğan: Gündoğan Bay, which still preserves the beauty of the human hands in its most natural form, is 18 km from Bodrum and is famous for its tangerine gardens.
Yalıkavak: The village, located 18 km away from Yalıkavak Bodrum, is in the northwest of the peninsula. Another feature of Yalıkavak, which is famous for its windmills, sea fish and citrus and the most famous sponge makers leave here.
Gümüşlük: It is one of the oldest settlements in the peninsula. It is possible to see the remains of the old port, which connects the Rabbit Island to the land in the region. Famous for its crystal clear sea and fish, Gümüşlük is also noteworthy for its richness in flora structure.
Kadıkalesi: Surrounded by a clear sea and citrus gardens, Kadıkale is 23 km away from Bodrum and takes its name from the castle ruin, which is one of the examples of Hellenistic architecture.
Turgutreis: The town, which takes its name from the famous Turkish sailor Admiral Turgut Reis, is the most crowded settlement center of the peninsula after Bodrum. Turgut Reis, one of the most beautiful places where sunset is watched, is famous for its tangerine gardens.
Akyarlar: The bay, which has a beautiful beach and a sparkling sea, is 13 km from Bodrum. Akyarlar, whose ancient name is Arhialla, is remarkable with its extremely favorable conditions for surfing.
Bağla: Having one of the most beautiful bays and beaches of the peninsula, Bağla is very convenient for camping and is 14 km from Bodrum.
Aspat: Aspartos is the old name of Aspat, which is mentioned in local folk songs. Remains of various civilizations from the Classical Age to the present can be seen in the area rising on the sea coast after Bağla.
Ortakent: Famous for its tangerine gardens and warm sea, Ortakent is 14 km away from Bodrum and is one of the most suitable places to observe the village life in
Bitez: Bitez, which is 10 km away from Bodrum, is one of the most beautiful corners where blue and green combine with tangerine gardens covering the land between the village and the sea.
Karaada: Karaada, located about 6 km from Bodrum, is famous for its healing hot water. This water coming out of a natural cave and the mud in the cave are said to have an impact on various ailments.
Ada Boğazı (Akvaryum) : It is named as Aquarium because of the clarity of the water. The sea floor with a depth of up to 30 m can be seen with the naked eye off the inner island.
Tradinioal Bodrum Houses
The common features of the traditional Bodrum architecture are the entrance without windows, the doors on the second floor, the entrance by pulling stairs or bridges. These houses, which are under the protection of the law, can be observed intensely in the center, Ortakent, in Kocakaya village above Gümüşlük. The houses restored here, such as artists and literaties, restored and brought to Bodrum create significant attraction value.
Don’t leave bodrum unless you don’t do these
• Without seeing Bodrum Castle and Underwater Museum
• Without going to Tuesday Bazaar
• Without attending daily motor trips
• Even if it is short, without attending a Blue Cruise• Without watching Bodrum from the Ancient Theater
• Without stopping by Bodrum Night Clubs
• Without eating fish in Gümüşlük
• Without eating Bodrum-style pastry
• Without eating bitter herb roasting and stuffed zucchini flowers
• Without buying bodrum bead and batik weawing