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 the major archaeological sites to visit. Built by satrap Mausolos in the 4th century, this great monument of antiquity holds a special places among the ancient theaters of Turkey, because of its age and its form. While visiting the theater, visitors have a breathtaking panoramic view of Bodrum and nearby islands.The theatre, which has a horse shoe-shaped plan and 13.000 people seating capacity, was built on a hillside following the ancient Hellenic tradition. When satrap Mausolos moved the capital from Mylasa to Halicarnassus, he built this nature oriented theatre with a wonderful view of the Mausoleum, the agora, secret harbor and the palace of Mausolos, situated on the Zephrya island.
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