Knight's Castle & Halicarnassus Remains

Knight's Castle & Halicarnassus Remains

Take a walk-through history in Bodrum visiting the imposing Castle of Bodrum and ancient Mausoleum.

After a short bus ride from the port, you will arrive at the Castle of Bodrum. To obtain stone to build the castle, the Knights of Rhodes tore down the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Visit the Sunken Boat Museum, with artifacts found underwater including cargo from a 13th century B.C. Syrian trade ship.

Next, you will walk to the Mausoleum, which is Bodrum’s oldest antiquity and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built by Artemisia II in honor of her husband King Mausolos. The entire structure stood at over 150 feet tall and featured frescoes and other objects, some of which are now on display in the London Museum. Then, you will walk back to the city center where your tour will end and you will have a chance to explore the town.

Notes: This is a walking tour involving many steps which have been worn smooth with time and can therefore be slippery. Wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes. As some areas of the castle are not shaded, wear a hat and sunscreen. The walk between Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum takes approx 15 mins. It can get very warm here! Bring your camera.

A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Bodrum

Duration: 3 hours

Current Price: 119 USD