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Address: Bodrum City 48400 , Turkey

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History was made here

I was able to visit the Myndos Gate on a tour of Bodrum. It doesn't look much now but you can wander round and look. I'd been reading about Alexander the Great recently and his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was able to visit the Myndos Gate on a tour of Bodrum. It doesn't look much now but you can wander round and look. I'd been reading about Alexander the Great recently and his attack on Helicarnassus (now Bodrum) was part of the story so I could imagine what had happened. I can now say I walked through the... More 

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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The monument is a gate of the ancient Greek city of Alikarnasos which conected Alikarnasos with Mindos an other ancient Greek city in the western coast of the penisula. The Monument should be protected and respected more by the local authorities. It was unbelievable that in the place there is a hotel which has been placed in the arheological area... More 

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited on a day trip out, guide made it an interesting historical visit. Can walk around , see beautiful views and burials at site..

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
29 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A bit out of the way but worth tracking down. Free and open at all times. Only the Gate really remains of this part of the Carian city defences but there are good interpretive boards in English and impressive views around. Interesting that this ancient monument restoration was to paid for by Turkcell and Ericsson!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Imagine 3rd century Turkey, with Alexander of Macedon at those gates! Yes, he fought in front of the gates, built by Masoleus of Mausoleum fame. Worth a quick visit.

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Wick
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We visited this expecting it to be in better condition given its historical significance. After all, Alexander the Great walked through these gates! As is often the case, no charge to access this site and as a result it now needs a little TLC. There was a lot of litter and broken glass around, it was saddening to see. The... More 

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Boras, Sweden
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Myndos Gate is one of the two entrances of Halicarnassus. It is the only gate preserved. There is not much left of the gate or the walls, but it definitely worth to visit. You don't spend much time here, but if you walk little nearby, you could find more tombs than the one which in just next to the gate.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

such great history and battles have happened here but theres so little left its hard to visualise what would have been! such a shame the turkish government doesnt invest more.

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Wellingborough
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It seems they have they spent a lot of time restoring it and then left it to be ruined again. It took us literally 5 mins to explore, I would give it a miss.

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South East England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It a must see in Bodrum for its age and cultural importance. There is no one there, the place is full of rubbish and very unloved, but it is a tranquil place steeped in history so well worth hunting out.

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