Nearby Attractions

Castle of Bodrum (Roman Knights of Saint John)

Bodrum Castle, built by the Roman Knights of Saint John, which hosts the Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum, is a historical castle that exhibits not only a past-time in dusty heirlooms, rarely seen in the world like "living museums", is one of the most exciting examplesof its kinds.

You must make a visit there, as you can feel the lost hopes of the sinking shipwrecks off the coast of Anatolia inhabited by ancient mariners of times of the medieval period and the Dark Knights.


The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus[a] (Ancient Greek: Μαυσωλεῖον τῆς Ἁλικαρνασσοῦ) was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. The Mausoleum is one of the seven wonders of the world. 

The Palmarina

Palmarina Bodrum is located in Yalıkavak, the southern tip of the Aegean Sea. Palmarina Bodrum, operating under the Blue Flag, is the only mega and giga yacht capacity marina of Turkey hosting up to 69 Mega Yachts of 40 meters and above to dock all year around, as well as sail boats and motor yachts of various lengths. Palmarina provides technical services to 140 boats up to 45 meters long via its cutting edge and fully equipped on-land boatyard facility. Palmarina, to shortly operate all year around, creates unique sport and entertainment experience as the most secure marina of Turkey. Palmarina Bodrum is the only Lloyd`s Register of Shipping (LRQA) ISO 9001 – 2008 standard certified marina in Turkey.


In the Aegean Region, it is situated on the remains of the ancient city of Myndos. The remains of the foundations of buildings can be clearly seen in the knee deep water that leads from the middle of the two bays to Rabbit Island.

The hillsides around the Gümüşlük bay area are protected against future developments, which means unlike many other holiday destinations, it has not been over exposed. The island has building fragments scattered around dating back to antiquity and offers a panoramic view of Gümüşlük cove and beach.

There is more to Gümüşlük than the small area near Rabbit Island, the actual village stretches further inland.

The Municipality of Gümüşlük was established in 1999 and closed in 2015 as the village was incorporated, together with the rest of Bodrum district, to the city of Muğla.

Antique Theatre of Halicarnassus


Halicarnassus (Ancient Greek: Ἁλικαρνᾱσσός Halikarnassós or Ἀλικαρνασσός Alikarnassós; Turkish: Halikarnas) was an ancient Greek city at the site of modern Bodrum in Turkey. Halicarnassus was founded by Dorian Greeks, and the figures on its coins, such as the head of MedusaAthena or Poseidon, or the trident, support the statement that the mother cities were Troezen and Argos. The inhabitants appear to have accepted Anthes, a son of Poseidon, as their legendary founder, as mentioned by Strabo, and were proud of the title of Antheadae. The Carian name for Halicarnassus has been tentatively identified with Alosδkarnosδ in inscriptions.