Foundations of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
St. Peter's Castle, with the underwater museum which has exhibited the glass wreck the Uluburun, an important archaeological find from the late Bronze Age and the tomb with the skeleton of Ada of Karie.
- City walls from the time of Alexander the Great, including the Myndospoort
- Greek Theatre
at the end of the marina, beyond the st. peter's castle, along the cumhuriyet cadessi is where you could find a stretch of sandy beaches wheere you can take a good swim and/or juz laze and sunbathe.
there area a lot of cafes and restaurants along this stretch, sand beanbags and chairs. the view of the castle is on your right side facing the ocean.
The Marina of Bodrum is right in the center of Bodrum.You can see the beautiful boats while walking around the Bay.Also you can take a daily boat trip..Daily trip are fun..You can swim,sunbathe and see the nearby bays like Akvaryum..It's really like aquarium..You can also find some boats for diving too..
The ancient city of Halikarnassos (former name for Bodrum) was surrounded by a city wall. Myndos Gate was an important part of the city wall and one of the two entrances. It was at this gate that in 333 B.C. Alexander the Great tried to enter the city. However, he and his soldiers had a hard time to enter but finally succeeded.
The amphitheatre is situated on the hillside overlooking Bodrum. The theatre consists of three different sections: a place for the audience, a place for an orchestra and the stage and can seat around 13.000 people. It was built between 330 - 30 BC.
It became an open-air museum after the excavations in 1973.
First time I stayed at Torba, and only went to our hotel beach in Torba. All the other times I have been in Bodrum I have stayed inside the town.
To my surprise (aug. 2004) they have gotten the beach back next to the main(walking)road before you get to Halikarnasos (walking from the Castle). There is also a beach down at the other side of the hill where Halikarnasos is. (Bathing opportunities also at Halikarnasos, but you might be a guest there?). I haven't been to the west side of Bodrum harbour.
Around the peninsula there are a lot of bays with bigger or smaller beaches.
I'v been to most of the beaches and can't complain on none of them. Even the few beaches with a bit “mud” in the sand is quite clear, and doesn’t scare me off bathing (I’m scared of the sea!).
even in october, its so lovely..
u may windsurf there.
all beach club kind of places..
u may stay in small otels there,next to sea.
have dinner on the sea..
can go everyplace in bodrum by boat that rests have..
You have no idea how much memories I have in this place. Gumbet is the place where I spent all of my summer days between '85 & '89. Where I learned to windsurf and then worked as an instructor for 3 summers in a row. Even though my family had a nice house 2 miles away, I chose to stay in my tent 50 yards away from the sea and the surf boards..:)) The number of hotels/motels went form a handful to hundreds in 15 years. It got ridiciluosly crowded and ugly compared to what I remember of Gumbet. It used to be the camping and swimming spot cuz it's so very close to Bodrum. There were these jeeps (acting as a dolmus) that were leaving from the bus terminal in Bodrum every 5 -10 min to take you to Gumbet. It's about 10 min ride for a small fee, and they will stop anywhere you asked them to. Btw, Gumbet is the name given to these little white-domed cisterns.
I remember where there was nothing between Bodrum and Bardakci cove. The only way to get there was if you had a boat. A famous Turkish singer -Zeki Muren- would always go there to enjoy the clear waters and isolate himself from the crowd. I can't believe they built so many hotels etc. to join Bodrum & Bardakci and even Gumbet all together.. I really miss the way Bodrum looked and felt back in mid 80s..
This location probably has the best wind in greater Bodrum area and definetely the best conditions for WindSurfing in 200km radius. The only other place that comes close to this location for WindSurfing is Cesme - Alacati surf paradise.
Efese is worth the visit, although...
If you've seen Forum Romanum in Rome you won't be impressed.
Besides it's crowded of tourists from all over the world.
I spent my hours/days waiting for the wind to pick up.. We would pray for strong winds the night before so that no beginners dare to take classes, and we get to enjoy the wind..:))
It's a great plunge into history for those who are fond of sightseeing! See the travelogue devoted to Ethesus, please!