The Fisherman of Halicarnassus

Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli
Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli

Atop a hill near Gumbet you can see the grave of the famous Turkish author Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli (1890-1973), whose ideas greatly influenced Turkish intellectuals in the 20th century. Known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, Kabaagacli was exiled to Bodrum for three years. He quickly fell in love with the town and the people and after his exile lived out his days there. While up on the hill, visit the tomb of local folk hero Saldirsah, who, legend has it, continued fighting even after his head had been cut off. They don't make warriors like that anymore.


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