Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology & What to See and do in Bodrum, Turkey
Museum in Bodrum Castle featuring artifacts from ancient shipwrecks & a large collection of glass.
It might not have that world-renowned reputation that puts it on the front page of all of the travel brochures, but don’t let that fool you about Bodrum. In short, this town is hugely popular amongst tourists around the globe and if you are heading near the southern Aegean coast of Turkey, it’s well worth a visit.
Part of the charm comes in the way that this is built on the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus. This once held the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus, which happened to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Earthquakes meant that this was destroyed in the Middle Ages – but what now stands in its place is a fantastic town that offers a little bit of everything for tourists. Once a fishing village, now it’s hugely different. It has superb beaches, combined with bars, Bodrum restaurants and several hugely popular Bodrum nightclubs. At the same time, there is a quieter side to Bodrum, with this mainly comprised around the Marina and Bodrum Yacht Club. In short, it offers something for everyone, as we take a look at Bodrum in more detail through this guide. Additionally, we’ll move on to discuss the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which has become one of the premier attractions of the town.