The Province of Mugla or Mugla Ili, is situated in the south-western corner of Turkey, with an exit to the Aegean Sea. Being one of the most astonishing sides of the country, this region attracts a large number of tourists that are charmed by the beauty of the sea, by the attractions of the coast, by the serenity of the place and the exotic resorts. The most important resorts are Marmaris, Fethiye, Oludeniz and Bodrum.
Mugla is a Turkish paradise with more than 100 historical sites that are begging to be explored, a history of 5000 years and perfect weather conditions. The first inhabitants of Mugla were the Carians and Leleges. This region was described in many writings, one of the most famous being Iliad by Homer. Egyptians, Assyrians and Scythians lived on these lands thousands of years ago, before the Greeks and the Turkish people got to it. Among the important personalities who used to live on this territory were Herodotus, Basil Zaharoff, Osman Hamdi Bey and others.
Today, the Province of Mugla has 12 districts and its capital is the city of Mugla. The Province of Mugla is a perfect destination for pretentious toruists who are looking to find extraordinary landscapes and excellent services. The travellers who reach Mugla will be tempted to run for the beauty of the coast and enjoy places like Izutzu Beach, Datca Peninsula, Cleopatra Island, Billy’s Beach, Icmeler Beach, Oludeniz, the Blue Lagoon, Kidrak Natural Park and many more.
Even though the beaches and the surroundings of Mugla are fascinating and have the power to leave one breathless, the city and the old ruins must not be missed. The Lycian Rock Tombs, the Castle of St. Peter in Bodrum, Tlos in Fethiye, Kaunos in Dalyan, Pinara Antique City and Karmylassos in Fethiye, the Carian Rock Tombs in Marmaris and many other monuments and sites with a huge cultural importance for the local heritage deserve being explored. The city of Mugla is a small universal place, where the historic buildings and museums are open to the public.
The sunseekers will be privileged in this region, thanks to the perfect weather conditions. Therefore, the water sports are encouraged here. Diving is one of the favourite activities of the travellers from all over the world. The Underwater Archaeology Museum is spine-tingling due to the magnificent works from the underwater world. Another objective that should not be left unseen is the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, which is located in Haicarnassus and it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
In the province of Mugla, one of the breath-taking places is Fethiye. This is a touristic area where a great number of luxurious hotels, resorts and restaurants are at the tourists’ disposal all year long. The Butterfly Valley is located in this area and it is a great place to visit. This piece of heaven is perfect for activities like jeep safari, quad safari, paragliding, kiteboarding, rafting, horse safaris, yachting, surfing and many more.
Whoever will chose Mugla as their next destination will be completely satisfied with their choice once they have reached this territory of beauty and fascination