BODRUM CASTLE

THE MUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY

The Bodrum Castle was built by Saint Jean Knighthood between 1406-1522 and dedicated to Saint Petros. It is one of the most remarkable, solid and authentic castles in the Aegean area. During the construction they brought the blocks mainly from the Mausoleum which is accepted as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and neighbooring ancient cities. After the conquest of Rhodes, the Ottomans captured the castle from the knights in 1523. It was converted into a prison in 1895.

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology: The first underwater excavations took place at Turkish coasts in the 1960’s and the Bodrum Castle was organized in order to exhibit the findings from underwater. The museum was selected as the best museum in Europe and received the European Museum of the Year Award in 1995.

You can Book Bodrum City Tour with Romos Travel.

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