Here's a map of
important locations in Bodrum.
Bodrum's must-see sigh,
both because it's a medieval Crusader
castle, and because it holds the world's
of Underwater Archeology. More...
The ruins of the monumental tomb of King Mausolus
of Caria, so impressive that it gave its
name to every grand tomb since, are hidden on a back street of Bodrum. The tomb was
built for him, in his memory, by his
sister, who was also his wife. More...
Built, as these ancient theaters
were, at the top of
the town, with a splendid view, it's
a great place to sit and gaze at
Bodrum, its castle and its bay, especially
at sunset. More...
Bodrum is one of Turkey's prime yachting
ports. If you don't choose to take
a week-long Blue
Voyage, you can
readily enjoy a day
peninsula, including a
stop for lunch and a swim, as well
as some shore excursions. Just go
down to the harbor and talk to the
captains the evening before you want
to sail. More...
peninsula offers lots of
goals for day-trips, including the
towns (with beaches) on the peninsula,
the yacht-building shipworks at İçmeler,
and trips into the mountains to see
You can even go as far north as Ephesus, with numerous other interesting stops along the way. More...
Bodrum has been famous for nightlife
for decades, ever since an old Ottoman-Greek
mansion overlooking the water was
converted from a family pension to
be the renowned Halikarnas
But loud music and dancing
clubs are not the only thing to do
at night. I prefer a quiet
an open-air table in a waterfront restaurant
along Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi near the
—by Tom Brosnahan