In touch with history and art…

This theater on the southern foothills of Göktepe Mountain, in the middle of Bodrum, is one of the oldest theatres of Anatolia. Renovated by a group of Turkish people in 1960, this theatre is hosting many festivals in Bodrum at the present time. Tourists who come to see the theatre  just sit there and they do not perceive how the moments of pleasure passed while watching boats leaves and come into port.

Among the interesting characteristics of the theater we can collocate the altar where the victims were sacrificed for the sake of Dionysus before the games and the holes maybe used as canopy in between some seats. With a distance of 40 cm between each seat, the theatre has a person capacity of 13.000. You can see the tombstones carved out of stone during a short climb to Göktepe Mountain. This carved tombstones from the Roman and Hellenistic Period still bears ancient time’s death symbols and various sarcophaguses (some remains are still exhibited in the Castle Museum)