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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
A short coach ride from the port brings you to the Castle of Bodrum. To obtain stone to build the castle, the Knight of Rhodes tore down the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus -- a magnificent tomb that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
You will also visit the Sunken Boat Museum, whose artifacts were found underwater and date from the Bronze Age through the Middle Ages. Remnants of cargo from a 13th-century BC Syrian trade ship are on display. You will also visit the Carian Princess section to see a beautiful tiara of gold.
Next, walk to the ruins of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. This is Bodrum's oldest and most significant treasure. Artemisia II built the tomb in honor of her husband, King Mausolos. The modern generic term for a large tomb is derived from his name. The entire structure stood more than 150 feet tall and featured frescos and other art objects, some of which are now on display in the London Museum.
Please note: Wear comfortable non-skid walking shoes. Bodrum Castle has many steps that have been worn smooth over time; these can be slippery.