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The 15 Best Places to Visit in Mugla, Turkey
Muğla is a stunning city situated in the picturesque region between the Aegean and the Mediterranean, making it one of the most alluring destinations in Turkey. Over the centuries, Muğla has been home to numerous civilizations, adding to the richness of its history and culture. There is a plethora of places to explore in Muğla, each offering its own unique charm. To help you plan your trip, we have put together a list of must-see attractions in Muğla. So, without further ado, here are the top places to visit in Muğla and what makes them special.
1. Akyaka- Azmak River
The Azmak River, which has the appearance of a natural aquarium in Muğla, attracts more than 1 million local and foreign tourists every year. This river empties into the Gökova bay. It is known by the names of 'Woman Azmağı' and 'Akyaka Azmağı'. The word azmak means 'small puddle'. While you are in Muğla, you can take a boat ride on this river. In this way, you will witness the beautiful nature of Muğla...
2. Bodrum Castle
This Castle is located in Bodrum, one of the tourist havens of Turkey. It was built in 1402 by the Knights of St. Jean with the name of 'St. Peter's Castle'. Bodrum Castle, which has been able to come from the Middle Ages to the present, was built on the cliffs between the two ports. Especially if your way falls into Bodrum and if you are interested in the historical places of Muğla, we would definitely say to come here. However, it is worth noting: the castle is used today as an 'Underwater Archaeological Museum'.
3. Marmaris- Phosphorescent Cave
Fosforlu Cave is a place located in the Marmaris district of Muğla. It got its glorious name from its natural and enchanting beauty. This place is located on the Paradise Island. You have to take a boat tour to get here. Unfortunately, there is no chance to reach by car. If the boat is small, you can also enter the cave. With the clarity and natural beauty of the sea, the Phosphorescent Cave is definitely one of the routes you should see.
4. Dalyan- Kaunos Royal Tombs
Dalyan, which unites the Mediterranean and the Aegean, hosts many tourists every year with its historical texture and nature. When you come here, you will witness both history and unique nature. The Tombs of the Kings of Kaunos consist of structures carved into high rocks. The tombs are temple-fronted. On the other hand, when you come to Dalyan, you should definitely take a world-famous mud bath and visit the healing springs.
5. Datça- Ancient City of Knidos
This place is located on the Tabby Nose. The point where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet is at the extreme part of the Reşadiye Peninsula. It is the most important art, trade and culture city of antiquity. The first examples of democracy were experienced here. The Ancient City of Knidos is 38 km away from Datça. You can easily reach this place by your own car or by bus. It will be useful for you to have your museum card with you.
6. Fethiye- Oludeniz Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley, located on the borders of Oludeniz town of Fethiye district, is located on the outskirts of Babadag, which is a world heritage site. Butterfly Valley is named after it because it contains more than 80 butterfly species. We can say that the 'Tiger butterfly', which is especially among these species, has given its name to this valley. As you know, Babadag is one of the mountains that have been proposed to be protected due to the endemic species it has. While you are here, you will have witnessed the unique view of both Babadağ and Butterfly Valley. To get here, you must take the boats departing from the Oludeniz resort.
7. Bodrum- Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum, located in Bodrum, sheds light from the past to the present. Here you can see examples of boats used in sponging, transportation and fishing. Besides, you can also get information about the sailors of the period. In addition, a corner has also been allocated to the name of Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, who comes to mind when Bodrum is mentioned here and is known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus. While you are in Bodrum, if you are interested in seafaring, you should definitely come here.
8. Bodrum- Halicarnassus Mausoleum
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (Mausoleion) is one of the magnificent and important architectural works of the period in which it was built. The mausoleum, known as the open-air museum, is located in the center of Bodrum, on Turgutreis street. An average of 20 thousand people visit this mausoleum every year. The mausoleum was built for King Mausolos. As it can be understood, the name of the mausoleum is derived from the name of the King. Especially if you are interested in historical buildings, we recommend that you definitely come here.
9. Muğla- Menteşe Karabakh Plateau
Karabağlar Plateau is located in Menteşe district of Muğla. This place is 5 km away from the center of Muğla. Karabağlar Plateau is one of the places that must be seen with its historical and natural beauties. Bakkallar Kahvesi, Hacı Ahmet Kahvesi and Gökkible Kahvesi are just a few of its historical sites. There is a chance that you can travel here by bicycle. You should definitely add this place, which is a gift of nature, to your Muğla holiday.
10. Marmaris- Selimiye Turgut Waterfall
Turgut Waterfall is one of the hidden treasures of nature. We can say that this is an ideal travel route for those who are looking for a cool place, especially in the summer heat. On the other hand, you can come here for four seasons and witness the magnificence of nature. Turgut Waterfall is located in Selimiye district of Marmaris. You can only get here by car.
11. Bodrum- Orak Island
Orak Island is a place located 16 km from the center of Bodrum and stretches along its length directly opposite Kargicik Büku. Blue tour boats and diving boats come here. The slopes of the island are covered with olive trees. It attracts attention especially with its clear sea and magnificent nature. It is called by this name because it looks like a sickle shape when viewed from the satellite. If you are also thinking of a blue cruise, you can choose this place with peace of mind.
12. Bodrum- Turgutreis Bazaar Place
Don't go without buying organic products, especially from the Aegean. There are full organic Aegean herbs in the vegetable section. It is useful to choose early hours to come to this bazaar where there are all kinds of products. You must come on Saturdays.
13. Bodrum- Windmills
Windmills, whose history dates back to ancient times and used in the Middle Ages, are among the works of great interest to tourists. It is located at the top of Bodrum and Gumbet bays and was built in the eighteenth century. It is one of the places worth visiting with its sea view and historical texture.
14. Milas- Incirliin Cave
Incirliin Cave, located 15 km from Milas, is located in the unique nature of the Gökçeler Canyon. It has a historical history of 8000 years. It is one of the most beautiful caves in Turkey. It attracts attention with its geological ruins and natural beauties. It is one of the must-see places.
15. Bodrum- Myndos Gate
It is one of the two monumental gates of Halicarnassus. It is located near Bodrum. This place consists of an inner courtyard with a monumental tower and a gate entering the city. With its historical texture, scenery and charming atmosphere, you should definitely add this place to your sightseeing route.
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