Bodrum - Bodrum Turkey - Gulet Cruise Tours Bodrum - Ferry Bodrum to Kos Island
Bodrum Turkey - Gulet Cruise Tours Bodrum - Ferry Bodrum to Kos Island
Bodrum is modern name fort he ancient Dorian city of Halicarnassus, location of the famous Mausoleum built by Mausolus (375-53 BC), ruler of ancient Caria, who made the city his capital. The city walls, also built by Mausolus, were almost destroyed during Alexander the Great’s siege in the 4th century BC. Herodotus, the father of written history, was born here in 484 BC. Modern Bodrum was the first Turkish town to experience a tourist boom, its major sight being the 15th-century Castle of St Peter, now a museum of nautical archaelogy.