Built during the 15th century medieval Crusades, Bodrum Castle is known as the St. Peter Libertador Castle because it is a place for Christians on the west coast of Asia Minor. In the era of Suleiman the Great in 1523, the territory of the Ottoman Empire continued to expand, and the country bordered with it. The castle gradually lost its important position. In 1895, it was converted into a prison where more than 700 prisoners were detained.
Nowadays, it is valued as one of the world's most ruined museums of wrecks, from which you can see the full picture of Bodrum.
Entering the castle, the light and shadow are intertwined, and a medieval door has been opened to you, where you can see the active traces left by the Crusaders. There are many exhibition halls in
, but most of them can't take pictures. It is worth seeing is the Princess Karia exhibition hall, which displays a gold crown, necklace, bracelet, ring and a rare gold peach bridal leaf pattern.
Walk to the top of the castle, you can see the whole Bodrum, the white house is built along the hillside, the palm road is shaded, and the bay is moored with numerous luxury yachts.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, summer 9