'Halicarnassus of Caria' was the ancient name given to the present day Turkish city of Bodrum that is located on the entry into the Gulf of Gökova. It was previously popular for being home to Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Among its major attraction is the Bodrum Castle that was built by the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century overlooking the harbor and the marina. Bodrum is indeed the jewel of Turkish Muğla Province. Below are some things you need to know about the city
1. The Bodrum Castle hosts a Museum of Underwater Archaeology which hosts a series of events throughout the year. It is the main attraction to the more than 300,000 travelers who visit the city every year. The castle is over 600 years.
2. Are you a hopeless romantic? Well, at Bodrum's Turgutreis resort, you will get to experience the most romantic sunset you have ever had. The golden yellow sunsets of Turgutreis are world renowned. Trust me; your heart will literally melt at the beauty of the sunset.
3. For those travelling with the family, there is one place you must not miss - the Aqua Center. It is a place where the kids will enjoy thrilling rides such as the Kamikaze and Black Hole while you relax and unwind at the lazy river, wave pool and the massive Jacuzzi.
4. For those who have a sweet teeth, then you've got to sample the best of Turkish baklava - sweet pastry stuffed with nuts and honey. This will help replenish your energies after a day out exploring the ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
5. If you are looking for relaxation in Bodrum, here is how: Go to the Six Senses Spa at the Kempinski Barbaros Bay or visit the Bodrum Cup International Wooden Sailing Yacht Regatta. If you are not the kind who sit back and watch other people enjoying their life, you can go to Halikarnas for high energy clubbing.
Bodrum is a resort city and there is no fun thing that you can come up with that is not already offered in the city. If you have a vacation month coming up, you better start making arrangement to visit this Turkish destination that has 'wowed' all that have spent some time there?