Nowadays, there isn’t much left of the Myndus Gate, but it has been somewhat reconstructed and the site has been preserved. You can stand on what is left of the turrets and look out at the surrounding hills to the East, and the sea to the West. Imagine standing in place during the time of the Greeks and at the time of Alexander the Great…
All in all, a great step back into history and well worth the hot, sweaty walk.
NB: Bodrum might be somewhat breezy and temperate near the sea, but climb up it’s amphitheater-like streets, into the hills, and the temperature rises exponentially! TAKE LOADS OF WATER, and slather on the sunscreen.
One gratuitous photo and story, just because:
I ran into these guys just before reaching the Mynus gate, they stopped their truck in an intersection (not busy) and asked the normal “Where are you from” that I’d grown accustomed to in the Middle Eastern Clime.
“California” replied I.
Instead of the expected “You are welcome” response, I heard this:
“I love you.”
And got a goofy grin from the guys in the truck. Which I promptly took a photo of. Wouldn’t you?