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In a nutshell

Take a boat trip to Bodrum castle, where a journey through time awaits you. Among its medieval walls, you'll discover treasures recovered from the seabed: ancient ships, amphorae, jewels and ingots, as well as a sarcophagus with the body and crown of a mysterious woman, a Mediterranean garden and magnificent peacocks.

Main stops
  • Bodrum castle
  • Hall of the Carian princess
  • Museum of underwater archaeology

The programme
  • Travel by boat to Bodrum castle, also known as the castle of St. Peter, built in the 15th century by the knights of Rhodes with the remains of the mausoleum of Halicarnassus: one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
  • The knights, as we know, were a cosmopolitan order and dedicated a tower to each nationality: English, Italian, German and French. The fifth tower, the one with the serpent, housed the hospital.
  • Today the castle is home to the museum of underwater archaeology: inside it you will see well-preserved ruins dating back to as early as the bronze age. Don't miss the wreck of a Fatimid ship that sank in 1025 with its cargo of glass.
  • In the hall of the Carian princess you'll find the tomb and gold jewelry of a woman who lived 2,400 years ago. The reconstruction of her face is reminiscent of the marble busts associated with Ada of Caria: might she really be the legendary queen and sister of Mausolus?
  • Your boat will be waiting at the marina, but before leaving the castle, take a few snaps of the Aegean, surrounded by peacocks, bougainvillea and mulberry trees.