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A popular destination with tourists and a centre for international yachting, Bodrum is located on an Aegean peninsula in the Mugla province of southwest Turkey.
Once called Halicarnassus, the town dates back to the 13th century BC and is famous for housing one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mausoleum of Mausolus.
During the 15th century, Crusader Knights took over the town and built Bodrum Castle, which in modern times is a popular destination for sightseeing tourists. The castle has magnificent sea views, wonderful gardens to wander through and one of the finest museums, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology which displays many recovered relics from beneath the crystal clear waters and also the methods used for recovery.
Bodrum is located 90km of south of our Apollonium Spa & Beach resort and has plenty to do for a day trip out. In addition to Bodrum Castle, there are many other ancient relics to be discovered, nice beaches and great shopping opportunities.
Modern day Bodrum is a shopper’s delight with many shops and stores selling brand name goods, markets set up in the narrow streets of the town also sell a wide range fresh fruit and vegetables, textiles, leather goods and carpets, if you buy goods and souvenirs don’t forget to take part in the bartering part of buying, a fun and well known aspect of shopping in Turkey.
When it comes to refreshment, Bodrum has many bars, café’s and restaurants serving typical Turkish cuisine and international dishes such as Chinese, Indian and Italian. The new international marina and seafront are just a few of the places to find great food and drink.
Apollonium Spa & Beach is close enough for a great day trip out in Bodrum and organised excursions can be arranged.