Bodrum

Bodrum is best known for its picturesque white-washed houses, scenic Aegean coastline and beaches; it is a tourist destination in the summer filled with idyllic sun-soaked days and lively night life. Town life revolves around the Iskele Meydani, the central plaza which is surrounded by restaurants. Prominently placed along the coast is the 15th century Castle of St. Peter and while little is left of the original medieval walls that surrounded the town in the 4th Century, there are several Roman sites dotted about the landscape including a restored amphitheatre. The ruins of the Mausoleum, funerary monument to King Mausolus are here, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, are here. There are ferries and easy day trips to any number of lovely towns along the coast from Bodrum as well.