SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF THE BODRUM PENINSULA
The first stop will be the top of Gümbet hill to photograph the windmills. Then you can imagine what the Myndos Gate must have been like when it stood before Alexander the Great, or the amphitheater when gladiators fought in it. Gümüşlük on the other hand, seems like a delightful fishing village but when the tide goes out it reveals the remains of ancient Myndos.
- Windmills on the Gümbet hill (external visit)
- Myndos Gate (external visit)
- Bodrum Amphitheater (external visit)
- Stop in a souvenir shop
- Explore the Bodrum peninsula by bus: set off from Gümbet hill, with its seven 19th century windmills that deserve a space on your social media, and stunning views from Bodrum Bay to the Greek island of Kos.
- Next stop is Myndos Gate, part of the fortress that defended Halicarnassus: built in the 4th century BC by King Mausolus, it sorely tested Alexander the Great, who managed nevertheless to conquer it in 334 BC.
- Continue to Gümüşlük, a fishing village built on the ruins of ancient Myndos which has retained all the charm of its white houses with blue shutters, bougainvillea and lazy cats.
- The temptation to take home a Nazar Bonjuk, the blue-eyed amulet, or a traditional lamp made with a carved out pumpkin will be irresistible. We've arranged a stop in a shop that sells these and more.
- Your journey is about to end, but before you go, spend a little time admiring the amphitheater, also built by Mausolus and enlarged by the Romans: in the summer, it hosts concerts and shows.