Fodor's Expert Review Ancient Theater

Bodrum Archaeological Site/Ruins
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Construction of the magnificent, 5,000-seat ancient theater began during the 4th century BC reign of King Mausolus, back when Bodrum was known as Halicarnassus of Caria. The Hellenistic theater was used and updated through the Roman era, and remains one of the ancient city's best-preserved monuments; it is still used for concerts and other performances. The view of Bodrum and the Aegean sea is breathtaking from this high, hillside vantage point, though the outlook is marred by the loud, busy highway that runs alongside the theater.

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Kıbrıs Şehitleri Cad.
Bodrum, Mugla  48400, Turkey

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