Situated at the end of a peninsula jutting into the Aegean, Bodrum, Turkey – home of the Greek historian Herodatus – is these days better known as a coastal holiday resort. In ancient times the town was called Halicarnassus – famous for the Mausoleum of Mausolos, one of the original seven wonders of the world.Â DestroyedÂ by successive earthquakes, the Mausoleum today lies in ruins. Of interest however is the fortressÂ of BodrumÂ Castle, which overlooks the harbor. Built by the same Knights who later fled to Malta via Rhodes,Â theÂ castle has been turned intoÂ a museum of underwaterÂ archaeology, with a collection ofÂ amphoras, ancient glass, bronze, clay, and iron items recovered from ancient shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea. It’s also a great place to sip a Turkish coffee.