Akvaryum Bay in Bodrum, TurkeyBing weekly Geography accessed 6/3/21
Its translucent waters inspired a very fitting name for this bay: “akvaryum” is Turkish for “aquarium”, and Akvaryum Bay does indeed look like a great spot for spying on the undersea world. This is the Aegean Region of southwestern Turkey, an area of rich historical record and the buzz of modern cities. Bodrum is a bustling seaside city that was once the ancient Greek settlement of Halicarnassus. The history here runs deep. Not only did Alexander the Great capture the place, but one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World stood not too far from this idyllic bay – the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
Furnished by nature and with its nice, sincere and beautiful atmosphere, Aquarium Bay is the perfect place for those who want to get away from the stress and the traffic jam of the big cities. Named by the local folks after its clean and crystal sea and the sea creatures that live in it, Aquarium Bay is a stop of every blue cruise tour in Bodrum without any exception.
Though, it is more usual to go there by sea, one can also access Aquarium Bay by land. The connection between Aquarium Bay and Bitez was opened in 2015. Although this bay was available only for the blue cruise tours or the boat tours before, since 2015 it has been reachable also by land. If you are interested in underwater sports, such as diving, Aquarium Bay is just the right place for you.
Image 1. Attribution unknown, (unknown) Aquarium Bay Bodrum. [ONLINE]. Available at: https://tekneveyat.com/dosya/7805246a2e..jpg [Accessed 6 March 2021].