FROM THE CASTLE OF ST. PETER TO 5 CENTURIES AGO IN ETRIM
Culture & local gems, From 1 to 3 hours walking, Certified guide
Dive into a time where history has stood still, starting at Bodrum castle, visiting the museum of underwater archaeology and finally Etrim, a Nomadic village in the mountains where life is just as it was five centuries ago. Have a go at making a traditional carpet and find out what börek is, how it's cooked and how good it tastes..
- Castle of St. Peter and hall of the Carian princess
- Museum of underwater archaeology
- Traditional village of Etrim
- Tasting of börek
- Close to the port is the Castle of St. Peter, built by the Knights of Rhodes with marble and stone from one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the tomb of Mausolus, also known as the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
- Enter the hall of the Carian princess, which houses the sarcophagus of a noblewoman who lived around 2,400 years ago. The golden crown inside it fuels the legend that links it to Queen Ada of Caria.
- In the museum of underwater archaeology you can admire a fatimid ship that sank in 1025, the reconstruction of a late roman ship, Mycenaen pearls, Roman amphorae and Islamic weights found on the seabed.
- Your day continues in the nomadic village of Etrim. After visiting the mosque and tea room, the local inhabitants will open their doors to you so you can watch every step of the process of creating a traditional carpet, using techniques handed down from mother to daughter for around the past 500 years. You can even try tying a few knots yourself!
- Make your mouth water as you watch the locals make börek, a kind of traditional savory cake. But don't worry, guests are always welcome here: you'll taste the result too, while sipping a soft drink.
Good to know
- Before booking the excursion or once on board, contact the excursion office to check the availability of vegetarian or gluten-free dishes and to report any food intolerances.
- Wear suitable clothing for the places of worship you will be visiting.
- This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.