Castle Bodrum in the Turgutreis region of Turkey comes with a long, illustrious and checquered history.
Built partly from the remnants of a damaged mausoleum in the early 15th century, during the age of the Crusades, the castle changed hands many times in the succeeding centuries. Today, one enters the castle through the gate located at its northwestern corner and one will need to pass as many as seven doors before he can reach the inner castle! The western and northern sides of the castle are double-walled.
The castle currently houses the remarkable Underwater Archaeology Museum of Bodrum and various places and towers of the castle have been converted for this purpose and they now serve as the many exhibition halls of the museum.Places nearby:
Bodrum Castle: Medieval and Ottoman Might 1 km / 0 mi
Temple of Apollo: Ruins Dedicated to the God of the Sun 41 km / 25 mi
The Marmaris Castle: The famous Turkish castle dating back to 1044 BC 78 km / 48 mi
Ephesus: Well-Preserved Ancient City in Selcuk, Turkey 100 km / 62 mi
The Ruins of Ephesus: Ancient City Near Selcuk, Turkey 100 km / 62 mi