Bodrum Amphitheater, Bodrum City

#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Bodrum City
Ruin · Tourist Spot
At Bodrum Amphitheater, see one of the remaining structures from the ancient Greek city of Halikarnassus and get a glimpse into Bodrum's once great past. The well-preserved theater dates back to the reign of King Mausolos in the 4th century BCE. Walk through all three parts of the traditional theater: the skene, the orchestra, and the cavea. Climb up to the higher levels for great views of Bodrum Castle and the sea beyond. The structure serves as a prime example of classical Greek theater, with a capacity of around 13,000. Look closely at the seats: some were inscribed with the names of wealthy donors centuries ago. The theater is still used for concerts and festivals today and mixes the old with new renovations. Come prepared; the area can become a sun trap on hot days, and the hike to the top is fairly steep. Use our Bodrum City online attractions planner to add Bodrum Amphitheater and other attractions to your Bodrum City vacation plans.
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  • A fantastic piece of History. We explored the area and had a lot to read to explain the structures and ruins. Had an amazing time exploring here and seeing the longevity of the workmanship. Clean...  more »
  • We walked from Labranda which took roughly an hour. It is in quite good condition and was a free entry. Worth it for the view.  more »

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