Top Five Historical Attractions of Bodrum
Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, and was the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus. Although this Wonder long since largely perished thanks to earthquake, Bodrum remains rich in historical curiosities and remnants, presenting the opportunity for plenty of interesting diversions from the standard holiday beach time pursuits. As well as being a popular tourist destination for major tour operators, Bodrum is also a fashionable stomping ground for rich Turks and an international sailing set.
The plush Yacht Club and Marina, on the Western side of Bodrum, is unsurprisingly the focus of this scene, and the surrounding shops and cafes are definitely the upmarket part of town. While the bars, clubs and restaurants are best explored in person, it is worth giving a brief introduction to the top five historical attractions of Bodrum.
Bodrum Castle is the most imposing landmark in the city. You will find great views of the city from the walls of the castle, and as well as being a historical attraction in its own right, Bodrum Castle now hosts the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.