Bodrum was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Mausoleum of Mausolus, was here. The Father of History, “Herodotus“, was born in Halicarnassus. Halicarnassus was one of the six members in the Dorian Confederation of Hexapolis, along with the mainland city of Cnidos, the island of Cos, and three cities on Rhodes.
Bodrum Castle is the most important historical place of Bodrum. There are splendid views from the battlements of Bodrum's magnificent castle, built by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 15th century and dedicated to St Peter. Today it houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology (Sualtı Arkeoloji Müzesi), arguably the most important museum of its type in the world and a veritable lesson in how to bring ancient exhibits to life. Items are creatively displayed and well lit, and information panels, maps, models, drawings, murals, dioramas and videos all help to animate them.
Today, Bodrum is one of the most important centers of trade, art and entertainment as it has been since centuries ago. This coastal town in which traditional and modern life go along hand in hand in an excellent harmony opens it arms for those who want to be acquainted with her and live her.
Bodrum Castle Port is the main port for our ferry connections. It is one of the most popular yacht locations of Turkey and there are ferry trips everyday to Kos Island.
Come to Bodrum and enjoy the turquoise crystal clear waters of this lovely Aegean town!
Bodrum Express Lines