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Bodrum, Turkey

Know this beautiful Turkish balneary, which holds the remains of one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
Bodrum - Turquia
Bodrum, Turkey
Arriving by boat in Bodrum, Turkey, immigration at the harbor is fast, right next to the Bodrum Castle. For anyone who wants to find better, is on the edge of the marina. If renting a car, Avis is about 700 m from the harbor and you can get the car out of the normal operation of the store if you need and arrange with them as we did.

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Arriving at harbor of Bodrum
This town was Greek in its origin, when it was called Halicarnassus and has about 36,000 inhabitants today.


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They’ve called the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World because of this. The monument was built by Artemisia as a tomb for her husband Mausolus, king at that age (335 bC). Unfortunately a series of earthquakes destroyed the monument around 1400 aC, leaving it in ruins.

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Ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

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Bodrum - Turquia
Artistic reproduction of Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
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Statues of Mausolus and his wife Artemisia
Halicarnasso, today Bodrum, was the birthplace of writer and historian Herodotus.
If you want to know more about the city, access Bodrum or the city official site .

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Statue of Herodotus
For anyone who comes to Turkey in Bodrum, currency exchange needs to be done, because the country uses Turkish Lira (TRY). There are exchange houses downtown, near to the harbor, which have better prices than the banks. There is also the shopping area of the city.

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Bodrum downtown
Today Bodrum is a modern city, typical seaside town, with a very beautiful, bustling and pleasant. There are lots of restaurants and typical shops. It is safe to walk around at night, too. If you are tired, taxis are cheap and you can still negotiate.

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Modern buildings

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Detail of seafront restaurants chandelier


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Seafront very well cared and safe
Besides the beaches, among the sights is the Bodrum Castle, built in 1404 by the Knights of order of St. John, right next to the harbor.

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Bodrum Castle, Turkey
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There are also ruins of a Roman amphitheatre, at the avenue that connects Bodrum-Turgutreis. From there you’ll have a beautiful view of the city and marina.

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Roman amphitheater and view of Bodrum
Another tip is the excellent cost/benefit ratio of the Hotel Centro Bodrum, beyond to the attentive staff. Right next to the hotel there is a Carrefour (Express), a great option for supplies, including lactose-free milk (laktozsuz).

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Hotel Centro Bodrum

Bodrum - Turquia

To know Bodrum, you will need 1 or 2 days, or more time IF you want to enjoy the beaches, the food, or the hospitality of the people. You can also take tours to Kos and Rhodes (Greece, making immigration), using the ferry boats that leave in the morning and return in the afternoon.

See you later! Görüşürüz!

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