The Castle of St. Peter is probably Bodrums most famous landmark. It was built in the 15th century by the Knights of St. John as a bastion against the rising power of the Ottomans. It is in excellent condition and now houses the Underwater Archeology Museum.
|one of the many coats of arms to be seen|
Many of the stones used in it's construction were taken from the nearby tomb of King Mausolus 353B.C. one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This tomb was destroyed by earthquake in medieval times. Many coats of arms decorate the walls. The towers are named after the countries that paid for their construction e.g. English Tower, the German Tower French German and Italian towers.
|Doorway to the Mosque|
|Overlooking Bodrum Harbour to the West|
|Busy marina with ancient amphitheatre visible on the hill|
|Statuary in the Garden|
|Showing how goods were transported, including copper ingots|
|Will they be blown out of the water?|
|Another of the statues dotting the grounds|
|View to the East|
|Tombstone of a female|
|taking a break|
|Once again a doorway catches my attention|
|The English Tower|
|Kemal becomes a Knight!|
Hi - I've added a link to your Bodrum Castle Page from my Bodrum site, it's part of a guest blog post about the Castle and Mausoleum.