Castle of St. Peter, Bodrum City

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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  • August 18, 2017
    It's not much of a görünesi for domestic tourists reeks of history that doesn't smell weird figures to a place if they put mah not nice at all. There's plenty of diorsanız with the brother or what steps you follow to go Hill landscape can take lots of photos, there's nothing else. Keep in mind if there is something blocking the thinkers such as topkapı palace-style or something you can warm yourself in pity in vain do not enter.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The castle is very big, so wear comfortable shoes, because have to climb much higher levels! Be sure to grab the water as to where it can be bought only on exit. In General, the Castle castle. But look at it need. As the saying goes-for checkmarks
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  • August 18, 2017
    We visited with my wife. Scenery is beautiful. I'm tired of people always come out of that hot air the Hill but don't seek beautiful photos. I liked it. ..
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The expansive area of Bodrum City and its seaside coast offer much in the way of accommodations--at any price point. The city's main attraction, the castle, seems to yield budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses in the immediate area; expect dense crowds enjoying the animated nightlife here. An array of four-star hotels and resorts hug the curves of the coastline and continue farther west of the city core. If you prefer more luxurious lodging, seek out the handful of five-star resorts located slightly inland and a little bit southeast of the city core.
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