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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’s 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.

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. 

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’s towers and enjoy views out to Bodrum’s Aegean Sea coastline. Visit after sunset when bright floodlights illuminate the two towers. 

Find Myndos Gate situated a 10-minute drive west of Bodrum’s 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. 

Combine your visit with a visit to Bodrum Amphitheater, which is about a 15-minute walk away. The amphitheater is another of Bodrum’s 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’s audience and admire the postcard-perfect views of Bodrum’s beaches.


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Lodging Near Myndos Gate

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$68
Marina Vista Bodrum

Marina Vista Bodrum

Neyzen Tevfik Cad No 168, Bodrum
4.5 out of 5.0

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.

$69
Su Hotel

Su Hotel

Turgutreis Cad. 1201, Bodrum
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bodrum City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Bodrum Castle, and Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Bodrum Windmills is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

Hotel Centro Bodrum

Hotel Centro Bodrum

Caferpasa Cad. No 30, Bodrum
3.5 out of 5.0

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.

$74
Salmakis Resort & Spa

Salmakis Resort & Spa

Bardakci Koyu, Bodrum
5.0 out of 5.0

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).

Eskiceshme - Adults Only

Eskiceshme - Adults Only

Eskicesme Mh Poyraz Sk. No:10, Bodrum
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bodrum City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bodrum Marina and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Bodrum Ferry Terminal and Bodrum Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$86
Voyage Bodrum - Adults Only

Voyage Bodrum - Adults Only

Bardakçi Koyu, Bodrum
5.0 out of 5.0

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).

Myndos Residence

Myndos Residence

Eskicesme Mahallesi Myndos Caddesi No 1, Bodrum
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bodrum City Center, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Myndos Gate and Bodrum Windmills. Bodrum Castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$53
Bodrium Otel & Spa - Special Class

Bodrium Otel & Spa - Special Class

Buyuk Iskender Caddesi No: 13, Bodrum
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Bodrum hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Myndos Gate and Bodrum Windmills. Bodrum Castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology are also within 2 mi (3 km).