SHORE EXCURSION IN BODRUM: itinerary
Our Bodrum shore excursion begins at the St. Peter’s Castle, a striking example of 15th century architecture. Built by the Knights of St John, the castle has been used a mosque, prison and even a public bath as well as a military stronghold. Today it’s the home of the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
We’ll then visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. The original structure was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, stood 45metres high and was decorated with sculptural reliefs. Built around 350 BC, the mausoleum is thought to have succumbed to ruin in the 11th or 12th century, most likely because of a number of earthquakes.
Our Bodrum shore excursion will continue with an external visit to the Amphitheatre. It is one of the best preserved sights of ancient Halikarnassus and can seat 13,000 guests. It still hosts concerts and cultural events to this day.
After the tour, we’ll have a little free time to explore, maybe even smoke a Turkish water pipe known as a nargile. We’ll then return to port for boarding.
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations