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Myndos Gate

Wander around the ruins of this monumental city gate, which once formed part of the ancient city wall that surrounded the city of Halicarnassus.

Visit the ruins of the striking Myndos Gate to envisage a time when Bodrum was the fortified and ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus. Constructed in the 4th century B.C. by King Mausolos, the gate is one of Bodrum\u2019s finest-standing historic monuments. Today, this imposing twin-towered gate stands in contrast to the hotel and commercial buildings that have since been built around it.\n

At the entrance to the site is an information sign in English, which explains a brief history of the gate. During the reign of King Mausolos it was part of a 4.3-mile (7-kilometer) long wall that protected the ancient city of Halicarnassus. Check out the remains of a moat that sit directly in front of the gate. Numerous soldiers drowned here during a siege led by Alexander the Great.\u00A0\n

Have your camera ready to take pictures of the gate with the hills of the Bodrum peninsula in the background. Climb the stone staircases to the top of the gate\u2019s towers and enjoy views out to Bodrum\u2019s Aegean Sea coastline. Visit after sunset when bright floodlights illuminate the two towers.\u00A0\n

Find Myndos Gate situated a 10-minute drive west of Bodrum\u2019s town center. Get there by taking a public bus from Bodrum Otogar, the main bus terminal. Myndos Gate is open daily and admission is free. One hour should be enough time to check out the ruins, read the information signs and take photos.\u00A0\n

Combine your visit with a visit to Bodrum Amphitheater, which is about a 15-minute walk away. The amphitheater is another of Bodrum\u2019s great antique monuments and the former site of gladiator fights. Today, it hosts summer concerts by well-known local musicians. Go to the top of the amphitheater\u2019s audience and admire the postcard-perfect views of Bodrum\u2019s beaches.


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Azka Hotel $60
Azka Hotel

Azka Hotel

Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum
     
    4.0
    of 5, from 223 reviews
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    Located in Bodrum City Center, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Bardakci Beach and Bodrum Windmills. Bodrum Castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Parkim Ayaz - All Inclusive $75
    Parkim Ayaz - All Inclusive

    Parkim Ayaz - All Inclusive

    Ayaz Str No:20, Bodrum
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 62 reviews
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      Located in Bodrum City Center, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Oasis Mall and Bodrum Windmills. Bodrum Castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Marina Vista Bodrum $84
      Marina Vista Bodrum

      Marina Vista Bodrum

      Neyzen Tevfik Cad No 168, Bodrum
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 102 reviews
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        Located in Bodrum City Center, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodrum Marina, Bodrum Castle, and Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Bodrum Windmills is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.

        Salmakis Resort & Spa $79
        Salmakis Resort & Spa

        Salmakis Resort & Spa

        Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum
           
          4.0
          of 5, from 103 reviews
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          Nestled on the beach, this Bodrum City Center hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bardakci Beach and Bodrum Windmills. Bodrum Castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Hotel Centro Bodrum $22
          Hotel Centro Bodrum

          Hotel Centro Bodrum

          Caferpasa Cad. No 30, Bodrum
             
            3.5
            of 5, from 99 reviews
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            This family-friendly Bodrum hotel is located in a shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Myndos Gate, Bodrum Windmills, and Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Bodrum Castle is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

            Doria Hotel Bodrum $82
            Doria Hotel Bodrum

            Doria Hotel Bodrum

            1410 Sokak Gündönümü Mevkii, Bodrum
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 226 reviews
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              This family-friendly Bitez hotel is located in Bodrum City Center, within 3 mi (5 km) of Oasis Mall and Bodrum Windmills. Bodrum Farmers' Market and Bardakci Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Dolce Bodrum Hotel - Adults Only $25
              Dolce Bodrum Hotel - Adults Only

              Dolce Bodrum Hotel - Adults Only

              Eski Çesme Mah Kaptan Kalesi Sok. No:10, Bodrum
                 
                3.9
                of 5, from 106 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Located in Bodrum City Center, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodrum Windmills and Myndos Gate. Bodrum Amphitheatre and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only $129
                The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only

                The Marmara Bodrum - Adult Only

                Yokusbasi Mahallesi Suluhasan, Bodrum
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 199 reviews
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                  Located in Bodrum City Center, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bodrum Farmers' Market, Bodrum Castle, and Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Bodrum Windmills is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.