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Castle of St. Peter (Bodrum Castle) Tours

Castle of St. Peter (Bodrum Castle)
Perched on a rocky promontory overlooking the harbor, the striking Castle of St. Peter (also known as Bodrum Castle or Bodrumm Kalesi) is an instantly recognizable Bodrum landmark and one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Built by the Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes in the 15th century, the castle was designed by German architect Heinrich Schlegelholt and partially crafted from the stones of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Despite losing its since-reconstructed minaret in WWI bombings, the castle remains a remarkably preserved example of medieval architecture, encircled by its imposing sea walls and including a moat, a mosque added by Süleyman the Magnificent in 1522 and five towers - the English, Italian, German, French and Snake towers. Today St. Peter's Castle is open to visitors and hosts the impressive Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. It also provides a dramatic backdrop for cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

Practical Info

The Castle of St. Peter is located in Bodrum Harbor, just east of the marina. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In order to access the castle grounds, you’ll need to pay the 20 YTL entrance fee to the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
Address: Çarşı Mh., Bodrum 48400, Turkey
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4:30pm
Admission: 20 YTL
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Bodrum City Walking Sightseeing - Late afternoon

Bodrum City Walking Sightseeing - Late afternoon

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This tour, which is prepared for those who want to know the city of Bodrum and learn thousands of years of it’s history, is active every day except Mondays (April 1 - November 30). After meeting with your guide, we walk in the narrow streets of the city of Halicarnassus - where Herodotus, the Father of History, once wandered. We visit the city's corridors from past to present. First visit is to Zeki Müren Museum- former house of the well known Turkish singer who was resident of Bodrum and than we stroll around the historical houses with interesting architecture in the Cretan neighborhood. We proceed to Naval Museum and we listen to the story of sailors and sponge-hunters identified with the history of the city and see one of the world's most important collection of sea shells. Visit the Mausoleum-one of the 7 Wonders of the World, and watch the breathtaking view of Bodrum from the Antique Theater. We see the windmills, cisterns and many other works of the Ottoman era in this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.59
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5 Days Bodrum Tour - BOD2

5 Days Bodrum Tour - BOD2

Arrival transfer from Bodrum Airport or Bodrum bus station 4 nights hotel in Bodrum 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners Bodrum City Tour Bodrum Village tour All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach Professional English-speaking tour guides Return transfer to Bodrum Airport or Bodrum bus station
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  • 5 days
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$467.68
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Bodrum Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day City Highlights Tour

Bodrum Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day City Highlights Tour

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Take in a trio of historical highlights on this 4-hour shore excursion from Bodrum port and learn all about the city’s dramatic history from your private guide. Make a beeline for the hilltop Bodrum Amphitheater for a marvelous view along the coast, then see the remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Finish with a visit to Bodrum Castle, where you can stroll the battlements, delve into the dungeons and visit the fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.88
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$198.88
Price varies by group size

Private Full-Day City Highlights Tour of Bodrum

Private Full-Day City Highlights Tour of Bodrum

Enjoy the historical highlights on this full-day shore excursion from Bodrum port and learn all about the city’s dramatic history from your private tour guide.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.03
Price varies by group size
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Bodrum City Walking Morning Sightseeing Tour

Bodrum City Walking Morning Sightseeing Tour

This tour, which is prepared for those who want to know the city of Bodrum and learn thousands of years of history, is active every day except Mondays (April 1 - November 30). city of Halicarnassus and Herodotus, you will visit to the city's corridors from past to present. Zeki Müren Arts Museum, Naval Museum, Bodrum Mausoleum, windmills, cisterns and many other works of the Ottoman era in this tour. IMPORTANT NOTE: Satrting 18 May our tour will begin mwith the visit of Bodrum Castle that is currently used as Museum of Underwater Archeology (The museum is scheduled to be open on May 18 to public visitors in early May. This museum will be included after the museum will be opened to public visitors)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.59
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$132.59
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Castle of St. Peter (Bodrum Castle) hours of operation?
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Castle of St. Peter (Bodrum Castle) hours of operation: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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