Bodrum Castle

Crusades Castle

Bodrum Castle which guards the harbor of Bodrum cannot be missed once you are at the harbor, no matter where you are, you will have it prominently in your view.

Bodrum’s famous castle is an impressive example of medieval architecture.

The compound of the castle is fascinating with it's courtyards, gardens, hamam, mosque and the incredible views from the castle walls.


Bodrum castle was built by the Knights of Rhodes during the Crusades of the Middle Ages. Work began on the castle in 1402, it was know as the Castle of St. Peter.


The castle is in excellent condition, it now houses one of the world's finest museums (with exhibits on underwater archaeology). 


The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology is not just a dusty collection of lifeless relics, it is an original, creative and also exiting experience. Here monuments, jewellery and seals from the Old Bronze Age, Archaic, Classic, Hellenistic Periods are displayed so it is a trip into a fascinating past through to life in exhibits that take you back in time into the worlds of ancient mariners who sailed to meet their destiny shipwrecked on Anatolian shores or to the medieval Age of Knights who built this castle from stones that once were part of one of the The Mausoleum of Halicarnasus.


Please note that the castle is closed every Monday. It costs 20 TL to enter (cash and Lira ONLY) and an additional 10 TL for the portable audio guide.

It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes.

A Gift shop, small restaurant and bathrooms are located on the premise. 







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