Bodrum on the Gulf of Gökova

Monday, 5 August 2013 - 01:05 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Castle of St. Peter in Bodrum © flickr.com - Robin & Bazylek/cc-by-2.0

Castle of St. Peter in Bodrum © flickr.com – Robin & Bazylek/cc-by-2.0

Bodrum is a district and a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. it has a population of 36,000 inhabitants. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year. The Greek Island of Kos can be reached within 30 minutes by ship. Bodrum has an active tourist economy.

Market in Bodrum © Mykenik View on the yacht harbour © Matthias Trautsch/cc-by-sa-2.0 Bodrum © Mykenik Bodrum - Gulet type schooners near Bodrum © Georges Jansoone/cc-by-sa-3.0 Bodrum Beach © KaTeznik/cc-by-sa-2.0 Castle of St. Peter in Bodrum © flickr.com - Robin & Bazylek/cc-by-2.0
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Bodrum - Gulet type schooners near Bodrum © Georges Jansoone/cc-by-sa-3.0
Bodrum was a quiet town of fishermen and sponge divers until the mid-20th century; although, as Mansur points out, the presence of a large community of bilingual Cretan Turks, coupled with the conditions of free trade and access with the islands of the Southern Dodecanese until 1935 saved it from utter provincialism. The fact that traditional agriculture was not a very rewarding activity in the rather dry peninsula also prevented the formation of a class of large landowners. Bodrum has no notable history of political or religious extremism either. A first nucleus of intellectuals started to form after the 1950s around the writer Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, who had first come here in exile two decades before and was charmed by the town to the point of adopting the pen name Halikarnas Balıkçısı (‘The Fisherman of Halicarnassus’).

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