The town is dominated by the Crusader castle of St. Peter, now the Museum of Underwater Archeology.

Bodrum, known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, was the birthplace of Heredotus and the site of the Tomb of King Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. With its typical Mediterranean architecture, lively narrow streets, attractive marina and friendly Bohemian atmosphere, Bodrum is an enchanting holiday destination with a wide variety of acommodation, lively nightlife and lovely scenery. Hotels and vacation villages in and around the town are equipped to handle meetings and conferences.

Main Events
September: Bodrum Art and Culture week.
October: Bodrum Cup (Gulette yacht races)

Major Sights in the Environs
Castle of St. Peter, Underwater Archeology Museum, Mausoleum, Amphitheater, nearby beaches and villages.

Tours and Excursions
Excursions to the nearby beaches and fishing villages. Boat trip to Kos.

Air:  Imsık Airstrip, 30 km from Bodrum. Dalaman International Airport in Muğla, 200 km from Bodrum.
Road: Direct bus connections from all main cities
Sea: Port of call for Mediterranean cruises, ferries to and from the Greek Island of Kos.