It is one of the most popular spots on the Aegean coast. With its abundant sunlight, crystal clear sea, uninhabited blue skies, beautiful marinas and friendly people, Gökova Bay is known as one of the best seaside destinations in Europe. The coast offers many alternatives, it is possible to observe many unexplored regions and people who continue the traditional village life.

Turkey’s many archaeological and historical beauty makes home in the South region, Cleopatra island of Knidos, Caunos, Patara, and monitored from the sea in places like Kekova.

Areas such as Ephesus, Didim and Miletos are also easily accessible from the anchorage points.

The climate of the region also contributes to the course of the sea from April to October. June, July and August are the hottest months, and May and April are cooler and quieter, and April and October offer 8-9 hours of daylight, enabling you to explore the surroundings on foot alongside sea trips.


The harbor area was settled in the 11th century BC by the Greeks, and later it was ruled by Iran. Although it was Caria’s capital, its geopolitical location allowed its people to live in autonomy.

Historian Herodotus (484Ö420 BC) was born here. From 377 to 353 BC, Mausolus ruled Caria for Iran. When he died in 353 BC, both his sister and his widow, Carial Artemisa II, former Greek architects Satyros and Pythia, and four Bryaxis, Scopas, Leochares and Timotheus, hired four sculptors to grave their wife. Mozele came from the grave of Mausolos. This temple-style building is decorated with reliefs and sculptures. The building, which stood until 1700, was destroyed by earthquakes during this period. The grave has only a few remains.

In 1402, the Crusaders used the stones of the mausoleum to build the castle of Bodrum. Castle; One of the last examples of the Crusader architecture in the east. The Knights of Rhodes built this place after the ruins of the former Izmir near Timurlenk were destroyed. The castle and its surrounding area were known as Petronium until the present day. In 1522, Suleiman the Magnificent captured the island of Rhodes, Saint Peter’s Castle and Bodrum, and led the Knights to Malta.

Until the 20th century, Bodrum was living with fishing and sponge fishing. There have been many controversies about the establishment of Halicarnassus, and as far as the Medusa, Poseidon, and Trident paintings on the money they use, there was a Dorian colony of the cities of Troezen and Args. The settlers welcomed the fact that their ancestors were Anthes, as Strabo had talked about, but they were proud to call them Antheans.