Tag Archive: Ancient Sites

Top 10 Bodrum’s Ottoman Shipyard & Cemetery Photo Gallery

This month’s theme is “Bodrum’s Ottoman Shipyard and Cemetery” for our Top 10 Photos from Annie at Bodrum and Beyond Photography.

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Myndos Gate Bodrum

Myndos Gate was located on the western side of the city wall that protected the ancient city of Bodrum. The towers and walls are being renovated, and this is the location of a bloody battle when Alexander the Great stormed the city.

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Welcome to the Best of Turgutreis

From most of the towns and villages on the peninsula, you can get to Turgutreis easily and with convenient frequency. Situated 20 km from Bodrum, Turgutreis is the second largest town on the peninsula. It’s the main commercial center in the western part of the peninsula, and is perhaps best known for two features – it’s stunning Sunsets and the copious shopping opportunities.

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Back Street Stroll to Bodrum’s Mausoleum

The restaurants and bars that line the harbour along Neyzen Tevfik add a touch of modern day glitz and glamour to Bodrum. But you only have to step off the main drag to be transported back in time, as you follow the tranquil back streets of Bodrum that lead to the entrance of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

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Bodrum Itinerary Inspiration: Into the Past

No matter how much time you have to devote, there’s a variety of options to build your ideal Bodrum Itinerary. Do you want to fill an hour, or devote a whole day to delving into Bodrum past?

Whether you want buildings or ships; renovated architecture or ancient wonder ruins; or a good old nose around the former residence of Turkey’s equivalent to Liberace, all are accessible and within easy walking distance of Bodrum town centre, or a short dolmus ride away.

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Welcome to the Best of Torba Bay

If the Summer madness of Bodrum town centre is overwhelming, and you need a quick escape to a local beach, (but have a desire to avoid Gumbet at all costs), head for Torba. It’s close enough for a half-day jaunt, and will feed your adventurous spirit.

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Gümüşlük Coast Road Closed

The Gümüşlük Coast Road was closed because of local archeological activity – but it has been reopened in time for the 2015 Season.

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A video glimpse at Gümüşlük’s past

These two Gümüşlük videos are by Algis Kemezys. In one he walks across the ancient sunken pathway leading to Rabbit Island, and in the other he wanders along the ancient walls and back roads to discover the ruins of the ancient hamam.

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Video of Ancient Myndos Ruins in Gümüşlük

Many of the antiquities are now meters under the ground but wandering this area is still very much a fun thing to do because it is so beautiful here in this region. Video by Algis Kemezys.

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Gümüşlük Ancient Hamam Photo Gallery

Gümüşlük Ancient Hamam is being excavated as part of the archaeological activity in ancient Myndos. Photos of the local area and route to reach it from the harbour and from the main road.

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Highlights of Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology

This is one of the most famous landmarks in Bodrum, and is housed in the Castle of Saint John, which was built in the beginning of 15th century by the Knights Hospitaller. It is a unique place, especially for travellers with interest in history. The museum is centrally located in Bodrum, just a few steps away from the water’s edge and the marina.

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Video of Bodrum Castle Sights

 

4 minute video photo montage of the sights of Bodrum Castle, including the Amphora exhibition and a tour of the ramparts with a view of Bodrum Bay and Bodrum Marina.

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