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Myndos Gate
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Ranked #22 of 75 things to do in Bodrum City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed January 7, 2013

What a great place to chill out and get away from it all.. . . just close your eye's and go back in time. . . listen to the sounds from the past ?? they are there i promis you. . .

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Myndos gate site was restored and cleaned up some time ago and is still kept very tidy. It makes a very good visit for guests not up to longer more strenuous sites.

Thank EJCBodrum
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We like Bodrum. It's a very cosmopolitan tourist sea-port, and very pleasant to explore. Plenty of good shops and restaurants to choose from. Crowded and noisy at times, but I enjoyed being there. However, considering its history, there are surprisingly few historical sites worth seeing in town. The Castle of Saint Peter, with its internationally-famous Museum of Underwater Archaeology is a must-see. It's fabulous, especially if you're interested in ancient ships and wrecks. The ancient Greek theatre above the town is also worth a stop (if you don't mind a steep walk) especially for the panoramic view from its top row of seats. Bodrum is also the home of the Tomb of Mausolus (which gave us the word 'Mausoleum'). This tomb was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Once vast and awesome, it is now just a hole in the ground (literally). It stood proud and impressive for over a thousand years, until an earthquake shook it to ruins. All its stones were dug out and carted off by Crusaders to build the Castle of Saint Peter on the waterfront, and today only one or two massive blocks of stone remain ... hardly worth the price of admission. And then there's Myndos Gate. More of it remains that the Mausoleum, but here's a tip ... if you're looking for ancient sites ... my advice is to keep going and head out of town to Myndos itself. Known to the Turks as Gümüslük, it's a few kilometers further on around the Bodrum Peninsula and lies on a beautiful and quiet little bay, with historic Rabbit Island just offshore (this island is covered in ancient ruins and reached by an ancient underwater causeway which you can still cross at low tide without getting your knees wet.) This is the town where Brutus and Cassius met, and its bay is where they moored their fleet after murdering Julius Caesar and fleeing Rome in 44BC. The bay is still listed on Admiralty charts as a protected anchorage, and the town itself is protected from development today, because much of the area hasn't been excavated, and history is under your feet everywhere. That makes it a tranquil spot on Turkey's increasingly crowded coast. So my advice, having been there, is to pass through Myndos Gate and visit the town of Myndos itself. Have a coffee on the waterfront looking at Rabbit Island and that underwater causeway. Explore the ruins along the shore. You'll love the side-trip from Bodrum, and you'll enjoy yourself in Myndos, much more than you will if you just stop short and limit yourself to looking at the Myndos Gate.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Only saw it from the tour bus, but its histrory is worth the visit. Fasinating for the history buffs out there

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

again interesting to the citys history- today just rubbles

no i do not have more to write about this in order to reach your limit

Thank Aeronaut65
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