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Not only Muğla is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in Turkey but it is also among the oldest settlements in the country, receiving millions of visitors throughout the year. Located within the borders of both the Aegean and Mediterranean Regions, Muğla has the distinction of being one of the most populated cities in Turkey.
Thanks to being influenced by the mild Mediterranean climate, and hence having favorable weather conditions throughout the year, Muğla remains a locus for summer vacation with its trendy districts of Datça, Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris, and many more.
It is safe to say that each of these districts has its name written in golden letters on the list of the most popular holiday destinations in Turkey thanks to all the natural wonders they harbor.
Furthermore, Muğla, which is one of the most popular holiday destinations not only in Turkey but also in Europe, is also marked by its marinas that have fostered trade as much as today's tourism since the first settlers arrived in the region.
Given the fact that Muğla is a hot spot among visitors, naturally, it comes with a wide spectrum of hotels to provide accommodation for its visitors with different needs and expectations. The well-equipped Muğla hotels welcome their guests in the best way possible. Whether you are coming for a short business trip or for summer vacation for the whole week, it is guaranteed that hotels in Muğla will leave you satisfied and with memorable experiences.
How to Get to Muğla?
The good news is that, Muğla is easily accessible via different means of transportation. You can reach the city by plane, by bus, or by private car depending solely on your preferred mode of transport. If you choose the airway the most preferred options would be Bodrum-Milas Airport which is about 70 kilometers away from the city center and Dalaman Airport, 90 kilometers away from the urban center. These airports are widely used and either way is just as convenient. It is not challenging to get to the district in which you will stay either thanks to the shuttle options such as Havaş and Mutaş available at the airports. Likewise, taking a taxi is always on the table regardless of the fact that it would be the pricier option.
If you decide to opt for the bus option, on the other hand, you can find many bus rides from all over Turkey. Depending on your initial location, the bus journey might take a while. However, the longer the ride is, the more of the country you are to see. Muğla Bus Terminal is located approximately 50 kilometers from the city center and there you can find shuttles as well as buses that go to the city center.
Last but not least, if you are planning to rent a car to travel by a private vehicle, the journey from the major cities such as İstanbul, Ankara, or İzmir will take between 4 to 10 hours which is something to keep in mind before hitting the road.
When to Visit Muğla?
Muğla is nothing short of a paradise with its districts of unprecedented beauty which makes it a popular route among travelers. It receives considerable attention from both locals and international tourists for a reason. Its pleasant weather and mild climate surely play an important role in the constant attention it draws.
As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as the best time to visit Muğla since any time is just as favorable. Summer is, on the other hand, undoubtedly the hot season for the region since Muğla has some of the best bays and beaches in the whole world. Hence, if you are planning to travel as a part of sea tourism, you can consider the period between May and September. But be aware that Muğla gets very crowded in the summer months. If you want to avoid crowds, then you might consider traveling in late September or in October when the sea temperature is still warm enough to swim.
For a quiet and peaceful holiday experience in Muğla, the spring and autumn periods are also quite suitable. If you are curious about the weather conditions, it is good to know that the district receives the most precipitation in the winter months, and reaches its highest temperatures in the July-August period.
Must-See Places in Muğla
Bordering both the Mediterranean and Aegean regions, Muğla welcomes millions of tourists every year due to its deep-rooted history that goes all the way back to the Carians and unmatched natural wonders. The main reason why this city is so popular among visitors is that Muğla harbors some of the best holiday resorts. The list of places to explore in Muğla is endless. As a matter of fact, some historical sites to see in Muğla are even on the UNESCO World Heritage List. However, to keep the list short and compact, top recommendations for the area include the following:
- Bodrum Castle: Built by the Knights of Saint John and named the Castle of Saint Peter by them, Bodrum Castle is one of the most iconic symbols of the Bodrum district and has been operating as the Museum of Underwater Archaeology since 1960.
- Butterfly Valley: Referred to as the hidden paradise, Butterfly Valley is a bay located at the skirts of Babadağ Mountain and it is declared by the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage to be one of the 100 mountains on Earth that needs to be protected.
- Ölüdeniz: Chosen as the best beach in the world in 2006, Ölüdeniz is a neighborhood in the Fethiye district. It has the utmost importance for Turkey’s tourism, receiving millions of visitors each year thanks to its verdant nature. Furthermore, Ölüdeniz is also a popular stop for paragliding.
- Kayaköy: Located in Fethiye, Kayaköy is regarded as a living museum, where you can wonder at the relics from both Greek and Ottoman settlements.
- Iztuzu Beach: Famous for its Caretta Carettas, Iztuzu Beach is an awarded beach due to its cleanliness and pristine nature.
- Azmak River: One of the most popular destinations for boat cruises, Azmak River is the perfect location for canoeing and nature walks.
- Dalyan River: Yet another popular route for daily boat cruises, Dalyan River is the spawning area of Caretta Carettas. It is a place worth seeing thanks to its splendid nature, a perfect blend of blue and green.
You might also consider visiting ancient cities and ruins scattered around Muğla including Letoon, Kaunos, Tlos, Knidos, and Cnidus where you can learn more about the long history of this place which has had utmost geopolitical importance.
What to Eat in Muğla?
While certain dishes are unique to this geography per se, some are actually variations of some of the most famous examples of Turkish cuisine, differing mostly in cooking techniques.
The most famous food in Muğla cuisine include:
- Çökertme kebab
- Bodrum ravioli
- Milas meatballs
- Stuffed beef breast
- Sour fish
- Goat stew
- Muğla ring
- Tarhana soup
- Stuffed zucchini flower
- Börülce ekşilemesi (sour cowpea)
Çökertme kebab is a type of kebab that is identified with Bodrum itself, and is made of julienned beef and potato served with garlic yogurt and tomato sauce. Made out of wheat and mutton, Keşkek is also one of the most popular dishes of Muğla province, usually served at weddings and at special events. A classic olive oil dish, stuffed zucchini flowers are widely consumed in the whole Mediterranean region, yet Muğla is definitely a place where you can find the finest examples of it. Muğla-style tarhana soup is, on the other hand, made from lentils, beans, chickpeas, and onions, alongside tarhana herb, yogurt, and wheat patch. Tarhana soup is one of the magical dishes to run when you are sick and it is generally referred to as “mother soup” since it is commonly made by mothers in a long exsiccation process, preparing for the winter ahead.
Muğla Hotels Accommodation Options
From luxury hotels to affordable apartments, there are many options in Muğla when it comes to accommodation. Once you've decided what kind of holiday you want, it's easy to find a hotel that will meet your expectations. If you want to stay in the city center, you can opt for three, four- and five-stars hotels, boutique hotels, pensions, and apart-hotels, or cheap hotels in Muğla. Among hotel options, there are 5-star hotels in Muğla as well as hostels and motels that offer only bed or bed and breakfast concepts.
While planning your holiday, you can find various accommodation options from big holiday villages to smaller and budget-friendly hotels. You can choose to stay in luxury hotels with all-inclusive concepts, or you can prefer to stay in boutique/apart-hotels that promise a more secluded holiday experience.
Needless to say, some districts and neighborhoods in the Muğla province receive more attention than others. For example, Fethiye is a renowned neighborhood thanks to its pristine nature, clean bays, and beaches as well as its suitability for sports such as paragliding, windsurfing, and scuba diving. Therefore, hotels in Muğla Fethiye are flooded with tourists seeking a holiday experience in which they can both lie under the sun or get into the sea as a summer classic as much as they can participate in various adrenaline-filled activities. Göcek is yet another famous tourist destination in Muğla, especially in terms of yacht tourism. Here you can choose to go on a cruise tour, accommodating in different bays around or in Göcek Marina to immerse yourself in the depths of the turquoise sea as well as you can opt for Göcek Muğla hotels for a premium experience.
Muğla All-Inclusive Hotels
With pensions, boutique hotels, and bungalow options, Muğla provides affordable accommodation alternatives for those traveling on a budget. However, it is no other than all-inclusive Muğla hotels that promise a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for those who don’t want to compromise on comfort. The good news is that you can still seize the opportunity to stay at luxury hotels providing service with an all-inclusive concept at reasonable prices by making an early reservation or taking advantage of special offers.
With the early booking opportunity, you can secure your hotel reservation in winter or in the spring, avoiding the challenge of finding a suitable place during the hot season of summer.
More often than not, the best hotels in Muğla are the ones with all-inclusive hotel concepts, offering limitless food and beverage options. It is in fact appealing for most to have food available every hour of the day. Not to mention, not bothering about paying extra! All-inclusive hotels are the places where you can have your dream holiday thanks to the scope of their services and the many amenities they provide such as spa centers, gym halls, shops, daily entertainment venues, and animations alongside top-quality facilities including indoor/outdoor pools, and private beaches.
Honeymoon Hotels in Muğla
In addition to being a popular summer resort, Muğla is also an important stop for honeymooners thanks to its exclusive hotels dedicated to giving the best experience to their guests. The scope of their services varies, however, in general terms honeymoon hotels in Muğla offer the newly-weds privileges such as reservation precedence, one free meal in a la carte restaurant as well as special discounts at the hotel’s spa center. The rooms of the honeymoon couples are also decorated distinctively with a touch of romance. More often than not, they are the rooms that have hot tubs.
It goes without saying, all-inclusive Muğla hotels are the go-to choice among honeymooners and Marmaris and Bodrum are perhaps the most preferred routes for honeymoon not only in Muğla itself but also in the whole coastal region. Hotels in Marmaris Muğla, for example, especially swarm with visitors coming to crown their marriage. Due to its perfect location where you can enjoy some quality time, away from the crowds in Bodrum, Marmaris makes an ideal place to go to with your significant other.
Needless to say, regardless of the type of accommodation, and the district to stay in, it is for sure that Muğla will leave its mark on you with its pastoral beauty, picturesque landscape, warm and friendly atmosphere as well as crystal clear waters.
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