Fodor's Expert Review Pedasa
Bodrum Archaeological Site/Ruins
Set on a spectacular perch high above Bodrum, the little-visited ruins of the ancient city of Pedasa date back some 2,500 years, to when members of the Leleges civilization built a temple to the goddess Athena there. The site, parts of which are still under excavation, has an acropolis and a necropolis in addition to the temple—and the sweeping views. If you don’t have your own transportation, you can take a dolmuş to the town of Konacık (about 3 km [2 miles] from Bodrum center) and hike the steep but satisfying 3-km (2-mile) path up from there. Though overdeveloped and unlovely, Konacık is worth a stop en route for lunch at the popular lunchtime lokanta, Kısmet.