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  • Address: Çarşı Mh.
  • Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4:30pm
  • Admission: 20 YTL

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Castle of St Peter

Perched on a rocky promontory overlooking the harbor, the striking Castle of St Peter is an instantly recognizable Bodrum landmark and one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Built by the Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes in the 15th century, the castle was designed by German architect Heinrich Schlegelholt and partially crafted from the stones of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Despite losing its since-reconstructed minaret in WWI bombings, the castle remains a remarkably preserved example of medieval architecture, encircled by its imposing sea walls and including a moat, a mosque added by Süleyman the Magnificent in 1522 and five towers - the English, Italian, German, French and Snake towers. Today the castle is open to visitors and hosts the impressive Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. It also provides a dramatic backdrop for cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

Practical Info

The Castle of St Peter is located in Bodrum Harbor, just east of the marina. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In order to access the castle grounds, you’ll need to pay the 20 YTL entrance fee to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

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Bodrum Peninsula Cruise Including Lunch

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Spend a day cruising around Turkey’s glorious Bodrum Peninsula on a full-day cruise from Bodrum! Soak up the scenery from out on deck and admire the region’s ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.93

7-Night Gulet Cruise from Bodrum: Gulf of Gökova

Sail by Turkish 'gulet,' a traditional wooden sail boat, around the breathtaking Gulf of Gökova on a 7-night cruise from Bodrum. Introducing you to the ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $356.05

7-Night Bodrum Peninsula and Greek Islands Yacht Cruise from Bodrum

Cruise around Turkey’s tranquil Bodrum Peninsula and the Greek Dodecanese Islands on a 7-night yacht tour from Bodrum! While traveling aboard a yacht, enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

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7-Night Turkish Coast Cruise from Bodrum: Datca and Bozburun Peninsulas

Discover Turkey’s tranquil south Aegean region, an area dubbed the Turquoise Coast, on a 7-night cruise by luxury yacht! After leaving Bodrum, cruise around ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

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