BODRUM

The city before known as Halikarnassos, is located 270km from Izmir, in the southwestern corner of Anatolia. A seacoast town in which sleek yachts are anchored in twin bays beneath the walls of the medieval castle of St. Peter, built by the crusading Knights of St. John in the 15th century. With a population of 50,000 it is one of the Aegean’s prettiest small resort towns but has also become more and more popular. Ships arrive at the ferry pier near the Castle of St. Peter, set on a point that splits the inner and outer harbours. The castle was built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century and boasts an array of towers, courtyards, dungeons and some interesting museums. Bodrum’s other claim to fame comes from Herodotus (484-420 BC), the “Father of History”, who was born here. Herodotus was the first person to write a comprehensive world history.