Bodrum is a port city in the south western Aegean Region of Turkey. The Bodrum city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, who was a ruler of Caria in 377 – 353 BC. Bodrum Castle was built in the 15th century, which overlooks the harbour. Since 1940, tourist entered this simple fishing village, and now this is a great holiday destination with a harbour full of yachts ready to move you out onto the Mediterranean. Every year visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the Bodrum attractions and arrange their Cheap Travel in advance to avoid disappointment.
There is no airport in the Bodrum city. The main airport which serves the Bodrum city is Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) located 22 miles of Bodrum. This airport offers both domestic and international flights for tourist. The UK visitors can fly direct to this airport from London Airports which offer Cheap flights to Turkey from London UK.
The Castle of St Peter is the main attraction in the Bodrum city. This was built in between 1402 and 1437 by the Knights Hospitallers of St Johns. There are various Towers built and among those are the English Tower, French Tower with a sculpted lion on its west wall, and the Gatineau Tower, which leads to the prisons.
The Museum of Underwater Archaeology is inside the Castle of St Peter. This also attract many visitors as the layout of the exhibits is well organised. This underwater museum has a huge collection of amphoras, ancient glass, bronze, clay and iron items. There is a display of many items including a 16 meter ship that sunk in 1025 AD and a cargo Greek ship that sunk in the 4th century BC.
The Tomb of Mausolus or Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC. The tomb was approximately 45 meter in height and four sides were decorated with sculptural reliefs, each created by four Greek sculptors – Bryaxis, Leochares, Scopas of Paros and Timotheus. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Pythius of Priene and Satyros. The Tomb was destroyed by the successive earthquakes from the 12th to the 15th century.
The Kara Ada is a small island in the Bay of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea. This island is a very popular tourist destination, particularly for Yachting.
The weather in Bodrum varies. In summer, the average temperature is around
34°C (93°F) with very sunny spells and hot. In winter, the average temperature is around 15°C (59°F), which is mild and humid.
Bodrum, Turkey is a popular tourist destination and many people visit the city every year to enjoy their vacations. The British travellers can price compare for their cheap flights to Turkey,to get their best travel deals online to save money.