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Mugla Holidays

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Bodrum holidays

For an authentic taste of Turkey

Sometimes overlooked in favour of busier seaside towns, the provincial mountainside city of Mugla in southwestern Turkey is starting to see an increase in visitors looking for a slower pace of holiday and a more authentic experience of the country.

Mugla holidays are an opportunity to get closer to Turkey’s traditions and rituals, architecture and history, as well as its present-day character. The city’s attractive centre is easily explored on foot, meaning that on holidays to Mugla you can gaze at its great mosques, haggle at the bazaar and seek refreshment in the tea gardens quite comfortably in a day or so.

The city’s location close to the Aegean shore means you’re never more than a couple of hours from classic holiday fun in the sun. But just as fortunately, Mugla’s mountainside location means you can retreat from the strongest daytime heat and enjoy cooler evenings and nights. So for a Turkish holiday with a difference, head for the hills.

Your Mugla questions, answered

Mugla’s location makes it ideal for adventurous, sporty travellers. Hiking, scuba diving, mountain biking, windsurfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking, rafting, canyoning, horse riding – take your pick.
December is the wettest month. The summer is warmest, but Mugla’s elevation at nearly 700 metres keeps temperatures a few refreshing degrees cooler than on the Aegean coast.
Haggling at the bazaar is all part of the fun. Have an idea in your mind how much you’re prepared to pay and don’t be shy about walking away.

Best things to do in Mugla

Take tea

Partake in a traditional Turkish tea break at one of the city’s popular tea gardens – ideal for winding down after a busy day, and of course for people watching.

Take a bath

Vakiflar Hamam is a traditional Turkish bath that traces its origins all the way back to 1258. They'll give you a steam, wash, dry and pamper.

Day trip to a ruined city

The ancient sites of Knidos and Kaunos occupy incredible sites and feature tombs, statues, public baths and amphitheatres. A short drive away, both merit a serious day’s sightseeing.