Halicarnassus, namely Bodrum, is referred to as the “Paradise of Infinite Blues” by the famed author Homer.
People established it on the intersected grounds where Greek and Anatolian cultures met.
Halicarnassus ignited many famous individuals in ancient times, including Herodotos -recognized as the father of history- and Artemisia I – the first female captain in history.
In the 15th century, Christians built Bodrum Castle, which took 100 years and became the symbol of the whole town. Even the name of the city comes from there.
‘Petrium’ word dubbed the city because they consecrated it to St. Peter, along with the fortress known as St. Peter’s Castle.
Over time, this name has been spelled ‘petrum,’ ‘potrum,’ and eventually ‘Bodrum.’ Although the effects of earthquakes and invasions destroyed the stones of the mausoleum, it is still a marvelous structure to see.
Today, Bodrum mausoleum prevails among the Seven Wonders of the World, remarking the city as a tourist destination.