The Country of Eternal Blues – Bodrum
Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı a.k.a “Fisherman of Halicarnassus” did not say a lot of good word for nothing about Bodrum that was called “The Country Of Eternal Blues” by Homer. Throughout history, Bodrum, its former name of Halicarnassus, has been a place that can not be shared and is always struggled for.
Bodrum is a famous place with a rising palace on the peninsula that occurs thanks to merges with the eastern and western ports and its white houses, shackles, narrow streets going down to the sea, yachts its reputation has spread in the world, and shipyards that is arranged on the shores of two harbors.
Today, Bodrum is an important tourism center where has everything expected from a holiday place and could be lived in summer and winter. Bodrum has the equipment to meet the expectations of all segments from rich yachtsmen from all over the world to income groups who can spend a long summer vacation in a pansy with limited budget.
Bodrum has hosted many civilizations in the past. Bodrum that has been invaded many times by the societies coming from the Aegean islands throughout the ages has become an important center for the societies that want to dominate the Mediterranean. In the region, between Ionia and Likia has Karia, which is smaller than the others. Halicarnassus (Bodrum) became one of the important cities of Karya.
In this region, artists such as historian Heredot, 1st Artemisia, the first female admiral of history, and as successful as her an admiral 2nd Artemisia, Leachares, Shepas have grown up. Throughout history, Bodrum has come under the domination of Persians, Macedonian, Roman Empire and Byzantine rule. Byzantium lost its dominance in Anatolia after had been defeated by Sultan Alparslan Emperor of the Seljuk Empire in Malazgirt in 1071.