Mugla is a province of Turkey in the southwest of the Aegean Sea. It is a pleasant small city that gets its riches from agricultural and tourism. Previously, about 3000 greeks used to live here and basically was the belonging to the district of Smyrna before 1923. Some of the most good-looking holiday resorts are Datca, Bodrum, Dalyan , Marmaris, Fethiye and many more are all in the borders of Mugla province. The scenery is perfectly blended with dozens of historical places. There are many beautiful beaches in Mugla, that are accessible for any kind of water sport. Since the weather is always normal and pleasant, the pure bays and lucid waters wait for you in Mugla.
Kaunos is very rich in fascinating and gorgeous archaeological sites. Kaunos was established in the 9th or 8th century BC by Carians. From the 5th century BC onwards, it slowly took on the uniqueness of a Greek city. Situated in Anatolia, exhibiting physically powerful Greek power and set on a main global marine trade way, Kaunos had intricate olden times between the 5th century BC and the Roman era, it experienced many numerous modifications of position or power for more than centuries. It can surely be said that Kaunos was a place on the border, a place between diverse cultural orbs. The city has many ruins of temple tombs, the Daylan river wetlands, the Greek theater, monuments in the port area and the early time Byzantine basilica church.
9) Babadag Mountain
Babadag is a mountain located at a well-known attractive exquisiteness of Oludeniz, which is an element of the Taurus range running crossways southern Turkey. It is exceptional to discover a mountain intensifying straight away from sea altitude to a peak of 1969m. There is a huge diversity of flowers from old cedar trees to exceptionally fine orchids, all along with the earliest road passé to the Lycian period which makes an interesting hike. The best season for the hiking is from April to June or September to November. Tourists can also do camping as it is totally free. Babadag presents a large range of paragliding all year around but it is possible from early May to the end of October because of weather.
8) Bodrum Castle
One site of Bodrum that no sightseer should miss is the prominent Bodrum Castle. The castle overlooks the port and the intercontinental harbor. Bodrum castle was manufactured by the “Knights of Rhodes” in the 15th century through the battle of the middle periods and it was earlier known by the name of “The Castle of St. Petrus”. This magnificent castle was constructed partially from the remaining ruins of the mausoleum of Mausolus. The gigantic external walls were planned by a German architect Heinrich Schlegelholt in the early 15th century and were braced by five towers usually known as the Italian tower, the English tower, the French-German tower and the Spanish (snake) tower. The knight decorated hundreds of coats of arms and imprinted reliefs on the walls over the gates. With these features, Bodrum Castle shows multifaced chronological and enlightening viewpoint.
7) Cleopatra Island
Cleopatra Island also known as Sedir Island Cedrae is situated on the 18km north of Marmaris. Cleopatra Island is renowned for its golden sandy beach recognized as Cleopatra Beach and the very old city of Cedrae. The bits and pieces of the city walls can be witnessed from a distance as it is well-known with its enormous beach and earliest theater remains. There is an attractive beach on the small bay on the northwest of the island where it is thought that “Cleopatra” used to swim here. According to the myth, Cleopatra used to come here for swimming and the sands have been carried by the boats from North Africa. It’s been said that this kind of sand can merely be seen in Egypt.
The antique place of Tlos is located at the new village of Yaka, 42km east of Fethiye. This is one of the main tourist places situated on a planned summit in the higher Xanthus River valley. In common, the earliest towns of Lycia were constructed on the shore or in its propinquity. Tlos was the main omission to this law because it was situated internally on a hill controlling the higher valley of the Xanthus River. The place is conquered by its inspiring ancient acropolis and by a gravel projection growing from a plateau with vertical cliffs enclosed with well-preserved stone cut tombs. A Jewish society is also acknowledged to have lived at Tlos with its own courts. This city has the ruins of acropolis hill, the tomb of Bellerophon, a stadium, market hall, baths and amphitheater.
5) Butterfly Valley
Butterfly Valley is one of the Turkey’s mainly attractive natural wonderlands. It is situated on the west seashore of the Gulf of Belceiz near the Oludeniz and you can reach there by boat or yacht only. This 4km valley is sheltered by wonderful sea cliffs elevated on a height of 350m. In 1995, Butterfly Valley was confirmed as scenery reserve and is entirely closed for manufacture. The valley got this dreamy name due to a gorgeous tiger butterfly. June is the perfect month to see a lot of tiger butterflies as most of the tiger butterflies can be seen in early June. Approximately, all the species of the butterfly can be seen on the Mediterranean Sea on the Butterfly Valley. After visiting there you can swim in shiny turquoise color water with sandy butterfly valley beach.
4) Hierapolis Pamukkale
Pamukkale-Hierapolis is located on the west edge of the huge Anatolian plateau; about 120m east of the well-liked Aegean resort cum cruise boat harbor of Kusadasi, close to Ephesus. Pamukkale is one of the Turkey’s popular magnetism attractive site and really precious in the globe with its cotton appearance terraces. In earlier times the subversive water gave existence to the ancient city of Hierapolis but now Pamukkale is one of the most significant thermal cores of Turkey. In the end of the 2nd century BC, the kings of the empire of the Attalids recognized the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The remains of the temples, baths and other Greek shrines can be seen at the location. Pamukkale is scientifically confirmed to cure a lot of diseases.
3) Xanthos Letoon
Letoon was the capital of Lycia back in 3000 BC and is recognized to be the major managerial center of Lycia throughout the ancient times. In 1988, Letoon was listed on the world heritage list mutually with Xanthos. Letoon is situated less than 10km to the south of Xanthos on a rich plain. Xanthos and Letoon are habitually observed as a “double location”. Xanthos-Letoon is most extraordinary archaeological place in Mugla, Turkey, because of this cause, it is listed in the “UNESCO World Heritage Sites”. By the French Archaeological work, Letoon has been under excavation since the 1950’s to 1962, in concurrence with the excavations carried out at Xanthos. Excavation is in process till now but the panel has done some outstanding job and in latest years they need to reinstate the Temple of Leto.
2) Gemiler Island
Wonderfully located in a mountain-girt cove, Gemiler Island is full of 1,500 years old Byzantine remnants. The island is just 1km long, has been reviewed by Japanese archaeologists who have exposed the survival of a flourishing small city adhere to the northern beach. This small island is dense with greenery, abandoned and dwelling to the remains of five churches from the 4th, 5th and 6th centuries. There are ruined tombs, ancient crypts, and churches. Gemiler Island is not just about the ruins, it is also enticed by the sensations of the yachting sight.
1) Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
Halicarnassus is a city and was the capital of a small empire alongside the Mediterranean shoreline of Asia trivial in 377 BC. Mausolus and his queen Artemisia ruled Halicarnassus and the adjacent regions for 24 years. When Mausolus died in 353 BC his queen Artemisia, she decided to build a tomb in his honor. As a tribute to him, she determined to build him the most wonderful vault in the known humankind. The design of the Mausoleum was taken from the early 4th century BC Nereid tombstone of Lycian Xanthos, although on a lot grander level. The building is prosperous with statues and carvings in relief, was so attractive and exceptional it turned out to be the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.