Bodrum forms one of the most known and vibrant summer resorts of the country. The city has an incredible ability to unfold your senses and pumper your needs with a plethora of beautiful beaches, exciting activities and exquisite restaurants. However, Bodrum has more to show than that. This Bodrum City Tour takes you towards the city’s most notable sites and monuments. Discover the history and the culture of Bodrum while receiving the real vibes of the city.
This half-day tour takes place on a daily basis, except Mondays, during the morning. Participants will meet an assigned professional tour guide at an indicated time at the entrance of the Castle of Saint Peter in Bodrum, which is one of the most notable sites to explore. It was constructed during the 15th century and served for defensive and military purposes. There, you can observe and admire the defensive walls and the towers around the structure. The professional tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the history and the importance of this castle.
Nowadays, the castle’s several halls are hosting the exhibitions of the Underwater Archaeology Museum. Accompanied by the tour guide, you will have the chance to visit the museum and explore the exhibits. The museum has 14 exhibition departments showcasing ancient artefacts and relics that were found in shipwrecks.
The walking tour continues with a visit at the Zeki Müren Arts Museum. Zeki Muren is one of the most notable and famous composers and performers in the history of the Turkish classical music. This facility used to be his housed and was later on transformed into a museum, exhibiting his clothes and artwork. The guide will let you know important details about his life and his legacy in music.
After that, you will visit one of the wonders of the ancient world, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. This impressive marble tomb was constructed in 350BC by King Mausolus of Caria. Its height was more than 50 meters with several columns and a pyramid-shaped roof. Unfortunately, earthquakes destroyed this iconic monument. Today, visitors can observe the ruins of this magnificent construction and learn its history while walking around the archaeological site.
The last stop of this walking tour will take place at Myndos Gate. During the 4th century BC, King Mausolus constructed defensive walls that were surrounding and protecting the city of Halikarnassos. Myndos Gate is the only surviving gate of this ancient wall.
As this is the last stop of your walking tour, the tour guide will accompany you towards a central location from where you are free to spend the rest of your day. Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk is a truly memorable experience for those who wish to explore the secrets and the history of the city.
BODRUM CASTLE – 09:00
The city of Bodrum has a lot more to demonstrate than the beautiful beaches and the vibrant atmosphere. The Bodrum City Sightseeing is a half-day walking tour that allows you to explore and learn the history of Bodrum. Visit the most notable monuments and sites, learn interesting facts and receive the authentic atmosphere of the city while walking around. Our Bodrum City Tour is the ideal option for those who wish to explore Bodrum in an alternative and more exciting way.
Professional Guide: For the purposes of this walking tour, a professional English-speaking tour guide will accompany you. The guide will be in charge to assist you if needed and to provide interesting descriptions about the places of interest included in the schedule.
Meeting Point: The starting point of this walking tour is the Bodrum Castle or the Castle of Saint Peter as it is also known. Participants will meet the professional tour guide at the entrance of the castle on a prescheduled time.
Bodrum Castle: This castle is probably the most notable site in Bodrum. It was built during the 15th century and was used for defensive purposes. There, you will walk around and observe the protective walls and the towers of the castle. The guide will explain everything you need to know about this monument and its importance. Do not miss the chance to enjoy the panoramic views over the city of Bodrum.
Underwater Archaeology Museum: Within the halls of Bodrum Castle, the Underwater Archaeology Museum is hosted. The museum includes an incredible and vast variety of exhibits that are divided into 14 departments. The collection includes ancient artefacts, tools and relics that were discovered in ancient shipwrecks.
Zeki Müren Arts Museum: The walking tour includes also a visit at the Zeki Müren Arts Museum. This facility used to be the houses of one of the most known and important classical composers and performers in Turkey. Nowadays, it hosts a museum where visitors can observe and admire his work and a collection of personal items.
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus: Then, you will visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus which is one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Unfortunately, the monument was destroyed by earthquakes and visitors can now observe the ruins of this site. The mausoleum was an impressive marble tomb that was constructed in 350BC by King Mausolus of Caria.