Travels

1. Bodrum Castle

Castle of St Peter (Bodrum Kalesi), [3]. Tu-Su. Built from 1402 by the Knights Hospitaller, the Castle is easily the most prominent landmark in the city. The castle now operates as a museum, with the focus on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology (see below). It is one of the world's best preserved monuments dating back to medieval times. The supervision of the construction of the castle was assigned to the German architect Heinrich Schlegelholt, so that the latest developments in castle design were included. The castle is quite pretty and the views are spectacular. The Bodrum Amphitheatre is another ancient structure accredited to the reign of King Mausolus, although it wasnt completed until the Roman era. The theatre is another witness to the great past of Bodrum, and it is one of the best preserved structures of ancient Halikarnassus. You can find this site on the road to Gumbet

2. Windmills in Bodrum

One of the many sights in the Bodrum peninsula are the white windmills, which were made of stone and lined with wooden planks. These windmills were used from the mid 18th century until the 70s as a means to grind flour. Seven windmills can be found on a hill between Bodrum and Gumbet, at the road to Turgutreis and a lot of windmills can be found around the former fishing port Yalikavak. These historical mills on the Bodrum Peninsula are currently being restored to attract local and foreign tourists. (12/2008)

3. Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Tu-Su 9AM-12PM, 2PM-7PM, closed Mondays. established in 1961, this great museum has won numerous awards, and displays amazing finds from underwater excavations along the Turkish coast. Includes the famous Uluburun Shipwreck, one of the earliest and richest wrecks yet discovered. Not to be missed.

4. Amphitheater

Seating capacity about 13.000 spectators the theater dates to the region of Mausolus but with modifications added by the Romans. the site provides an unequalled view of the city with rock tombs above. The theater of ancient Halicarnassus has recently been excavated and also restored. This nature oriented theatre is one of the oldest theaters in Anatolia.

5. Myndos Gate

The old city gates, built under the reign of King Mausolus. It was the scene for one of the greatest bloodiest battles during the siege of the city by Alexander the Great.

Shopping

Lots of nice shoping areas around Bodrum selling interesting things.