BODRUM - MARMARIS
Bodrum : Bodrum, known in ancient times as Halicarnasus was the Birthplace of Herodutus and the site of the Tomb of King Mausolus (4th Century B.C.) one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Her wife who also happens to be her sister had this tomb built after King Mausolos' death to make his name immortal. An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum. Castle of St. Peter or Bodrum Castle in the harbour is a fine example of 15th Century crusader architecture and has been converted into a Underwater Archeology Museum.
Orak Island :
Sedir Island : Ancient Kedrai. History goes back to the 5th century B.C. Legendary Cleopatras Beach.
Knidos : One of the most important ancient cities on the west coast of Anatolia. Very famous with its statue of Aphrodite. Birth place of Eudoxos, one of the most important astronomers in history (5th century B.C.). Two ancient harbours still in use.
Marmaris : Ancient Marmaris, Physkos was an important stage on the Anatolia-Rhodes-Egypt trade route. In the 16th century Suleyman the Magnificent had a citadel built which can still be seen today. An interesting and beautiful coastal town surrounded by pine forests and lovely bays. Mixture of old and new. Nice bays and restaurants. Very lively bazaar.
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