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Built sometime during the Hellenistic age, the structure is situated on a hillside over looking the city and was used primarily as a stage for theatrical productions.
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Bodrum City, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ancient Theatre in Bodrum Correction: wrong use of the word "Amphitheater" . When the seating area is half-circle or horse-shoe shaped form, it is called theatre. When it has circular or oval shaped form it is amphitheater. The ancient theatre in Bodrum is one of...More

Thank alinda301
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically, as far as I know, you cannot access this site..... . . . . To be honest, I have not tried to gain access, because I walk past it nearly every day!!! It is on the main road as you drive through Bodrum!!! ....More

Thank geoff746
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have spent any time in Greece or Turkey you have done your share of amphitheaters. This isn't the best of them, it's quite big but the busy road just next to the theatre takes away a fair bit from the ambience. But on...More

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing example of a ancient building. It sits just by the main road through Bodrum. In excellent condition for its age! Acoustics wonderful.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 15 August 2017

You stop at the side of the road in order to walk in. Its amazing when you realise how old it is and lovely that it is still used today for concerts. We were able to walk around and take photos.

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You stop by the side of the road to see this on the side of a hill in front of you. It seems to be a platform for adverts up at the top and not a lot else. You cannot go into it or look...More

Thank KB2403
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Unbelievable. Only 10min walk from Mausoleum. Dangerous road to cross, but great location. And very special, 10min before closing time (17u) we were completely alone and for free. Impressive to be in an ancient theatre and you are the only one. From the top of...More

Thank CornelisRdam
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I had a lovely walk to see this from Bodrum. There's an excellent view of the harbhour and I had the place all to myself as I don't think many people visit much. Such history!

1  Thank Laurence G
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very busy with concerts during summer, has greta view ow sea from a good location. book on-line not easy to find place...

Thank mustdent
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nearly 2.500 years old, this amazing theatre was originally built during Classical Grecian times, and remains one of the best-preserved such structures around today. Immerse yourself in this astonishing building, now handily located on one of the main roads leading into Bodrun, and offering excellent...More

Thank ak142015
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sahar a
19 July 2017|
Response from mustdent | Reviewed this property |
It is on the main road from Bodrum to Turgutreis. I don't know where you are in Bodrum but from the marina or castle area (centrum/downtown) it is approx. 2 km. You can have taxi. The cost will be acceptable. Or there are... More