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Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum City

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Castle Historic Site
Learn about fascinating archaeological finds from under the sea at Castle of St. Peter. Built in 1402 by the Knights of St. John, the castle is now used as the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. After a long history of attack without defeat throughout the 16th century, the castle was surrendered to a sultan during an attack in 1522. Today the museum is the largest of its kind, hosting artifacts of glass, bronze, clay, and iron. Check out the inside garden within the castle, move on to the tomb of a Carian princess from 325 BCE, and finally be amazed by the reconstructed shipwrecks from the 11th and 14th centuries. The castle draws visitors with a variety of interests--from ancient architecture, to Turkish history, to archaeology. It is also referred to as "Bodrum Castle" or "Petronium." Using our online itinerary creator, Bodrum City attractions like Castle of St. Peter can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I went into the castle on two days - I was that impressed! There's lot's to see and do if you're interested in ancient archaeology or the Knights Hospitaller. Take your time and wander - there's a lot...  more »
  • A great place to get a feel for a crusaders castle. The views of Bodrum bay are fantastic and the street market, docks and restaurants around the castle are a definite must see.  more »
  • After eating all that delicious seafood in a local restaurant, the Castle is the place to work it off whilst learning of the ancient maritime history of the region, viewing the stunning glass collecti...  more »