From upscale resorts to historic castles, Mugla Province cradles some of Turkey's most iconic destinations and offers adventure sports, including scuba diving and paragliding. The region is set on the Turquoise Coast and is known for its golden beaches, aquamarine lagoons and lush pine forests.
Things to do in Mugla Province
Set on the Turquoise Coast, Marmaris lures sunseekers in with its sun-drenched beach, breezy seafront promenade and lively nightlife on Bar Street. Crystal-clear water also makes Marmaris one of the country's top scuba diving destinations.
Bodrum is a stylish resort known for its beaches, boutique hotels and upscale restaurants. Admire luxury yachts in the marina, discover ancient ruins and climb up to Bodrum Castle, a 15th-century stronghold with sweeping Aegean Sea views. At sunset, snag a table at Orfoz, one of Turkey's top seafood restaurants.
Just 15 kilometres south of Fethiye, Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon) is one of the world's most scenic tandem paragliding destinations. The cobalt lagoon is encircled by sugar-white sand and lush pine forests.
If you're a history buff, don't miss the Ancient City of Kaunos, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you can gaze up at ancient Lycian rock tombs carved into the cliffsides. Nearby is Iztuzu Beach, a protected stretch of sand and a sanctuary for nesting loggerhead turtles.
Getting around Mugla Province
Mugla Province is well-connected by local buses, while you’ll also find local "dolmus" minibuses and taxis cruising the streets. Mugla Province is serviced by Dalaman Airport and Milas-Bodrum Airport.