Why Bodrum?

Bodrum, with its natural beauties and where the Halicarnassus Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is located, is one of the most important settlements of our country with rich cultural heritage and attracts millions of local and foreign tourists every year, will be an invaluable ‘start’ point for the Heritage Festival. Halicarnassus, the capital of ancient Caria, from the Lelegs to the Karlar, from the Karlar to the Dorians, from the armies of Alexander the Great to the legions of Rome, from the Byzantine landlords to the Knights of Saint Jean and the Turkish rule for centuries, has been an ancient city for five thousand years that blends many civilizations in its earth and under its sun.

Herodotus, the Father of History, Artemisia I who made a name for herself in the Battle of Salamis, Alexander the Great who besieged Halicarnassus, Ada of Caria who surrendered it to him, the Knights of Rhodes who built the Bodrum Castle and many more… With HERITAGE FESTIVAL HALIKARNASSOS, Bodrum, the meeting point of famous figures of the scene of history, will come to life again, take their place in the festival and adorn our cultural heritage with many reviving colours.