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BODRUM

Bodrum , formerly Halicarnassus, an ancient Greek city where there was the mausoleum of the same name , one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today with the name Bodrum is a city in the South West of Turkey, in the Mugla province , with the port in the Gulf of Cos . And ' here that joins the Aegean Sea to the Mediterranean.

Home of the philosopher Herodotus and Dionysius , Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum) was located on the southwest coast of Caria in Asia Minor , in a picturesque and strategic Gulf of Cos . Originally occupied only the small island of Zefiria close to the beach , now dominated by a large castle of St. Peter, built by the Knights of Rhodes in 1404 , (the castle now houses an important museum of marine archeology , some objects on display date back to the age of bronze) . As a result , the sixteenth century, during the Ottoman period the village of Bodrum is developed through trade sponges , even today in this limpid sea are multicolored sponges of all shapes and sizes and a huge variety of what it offers underwater life . In addition, since ancient times, Bodrum is known for its " construction of boats." Today, the craft men continue the traditional boat building such as the " Tirhandil " with a pointed bow and stern and the " Gulet " , with a wide beam and the stern round . Bodrum is one of the starting points for crocciere blue , excursions that allow to discover the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Gokova and Datca Peninsula and its modern marina is available for use for lovers of yachting .

Bodrum has become a tourist destination due to its natural beauty and history and geography which is in the midst of other historic sites such Ephesus, Pergamon, Miletus and so on. Today it is a tourist resort and Milas -Bodrum Airport is served and very popular , especially the bourgeoisie of Istanbul and foreign tourists.

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