SPECIALS/EVENTS IN THE AEGEAN SEA
ST. PETER’S CASTLE (Bodrum)
Landmark of the city of Bodrum, historic place, incredibly beautiful vantage point – this and much more is the mighty crusader castle of St. Peter in Bodrum. Especially worth seeing are the various exhibits in the Museum of Underwater Archeology!
The St. Peter Castle: Landmark of the city of Bodrum, historic place, incredibly beautiful vantage point - this and much more is the mighty crusader castle of St. Peter in Bodrum. The castle of St. Peter is almost completely preserved and can easily compete with the most magnificent knight castles in Europe. You should schedule a few hours for the visit: especially worth seeing are the various exhibits in the Museum of Underwater Archeology. Reconstructions of a Byzantine ship that had sunk in 1025 and a shipwreck from the Bronze Age, the ship of Uluburun, as well as ancient and Islamic glass art and amphorae are on display there.
The castle of St. Peter was built on the foundations of a Byzantine fortification by crusaders of the Order of St. John in 1406. For the construction, stones of the mausoleum damaged by the earthquake in the 13th century were used. With the conquest by the Ottomans in the 16th century, the castle lost importance and was used at the end of the 19th century as a place of exile and dungeon.
The view from the various towers of the imposing St. Peter Castle over Bodrum, the bay and the marina is amazing – a visit is definitely worth it!
Open: Castle and Underwater Museum from Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:30 clock
Closed: on Mondays
Entrance fee: Castle and Underwater Museum 20 TL