About Mugla

An intimate, ethereal Turkish province off the southwest of the Aegean Sea, Mugla, is a small and beautiful city with a predominantly agricultural and tourism-based economy. Previously home to about 3000 Greeks, Mugla was part of the district of Smyrna until 1923. The weather here is almost always pleasant and the tideless, warm, crystal clear seas and pure bays with multicolored sponges and variety of aquatic life just lure one to Mugla.

Known primarily for its swanky resorts, picturesque beaches, comfortable motels, impressive guest houses, breathtaking ruins, and mesmerizing landscapes at the happening upscale towns of Marmaris, Oludeniz, and Bodrum, Mugla seems to have what it takes to be the most sought after Turkish holiday destination of the future. Popularly known for its many captivating beaches that offer a plethora of water sports, it is teeming with a host of must-see hangouts, breathtakingly sylvan landscapes that look like they are just out of a picture postcard. In recent years, with the setting up of a University, there is now a steady influx of youngsters from around the world. A heady concoction of sun, sand, crystal clear waters, timeless traditions, ancient history, and youthful liveliness; Mugla offers all these and more. One can never seem to get their fill of this ultimate, exotic, almost celestial haven.

Public Transport System

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AROUND THE MUĞLA REGION. First of all, let us say, ***this card is not essential - it is possible to pay cash.*** Public buses and dolmuşes. A new public transport card.1) You buy the card for 5 TL from selected shops around the Muğla region (they will have a sign outside saying 'KentKart Dolum Noktaları').2) You put as much money as you want on it to pay for your journeys. 3) When you get on a bus or a council dolmuş that says 'Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi' on the side, you swipe the card and it takes the fee for your journey. Top it up again when needed at the same place you bought it from or anywhere else with the sign.4) The buses and dolmuşes have wheelchair and pram/pushchair access and seating for the elderly.The card is for council-run public transport (not all the dolmuş routes are council run yet) throughout the Muğla region - not just Fethiye. So if you're traveling around (Muğla stretches as far west as Bodrum and as far east as Seydikemer), it's gonna be beneficial.Here's the link for the list of places to buy cards from.http://www.mugla.bel.tr/…/kent-ka…/kent-kart-dolum-noktalariJust click on the area you need (NB: Fethiye is a big area, covering all the well-known resorts as far west as Göcek and also includes Seydikemer area. So Ölüdeniz, Hisarönü, Çalış etc are all Fethiye).The places where you can buy the card from are also the places where you can top up, too.Local DolmusDolmuses are minibuses or shared taxis that are operational on predefined routes inside a city. Dolmus stops are marked by a ‘D’ and text reading ‘Dolmus Indirme Bindirme Yeri’ (Dolmus Boarding and Alighting Place) signs in bigger cities. Bus stops are mostly situated near the major terminals, squares, and intersections.TaxiTurkish taxis are equipped with digital meters. If your driver doesn’t start his, straightaway mention it by saying ‘saatiniz’ (your meter). You should check if the driver is running the right rate which differs city to city. The gece (night) rate is about 50% more than the gunduz (daytime) rate, but some places , including Istanbul, do not have a separate night rate. Some taxi drivers, especially in Istanbul, try to demand a flat payment from foreigners. In such situations, drivers sometimes offer a decent rate, for example, if you are going to the airport, where they can pick up another fare on their return journey. But it is more often the case that they demand a ridiculously high amount and refuse to run the meter. If something like this happens, it is better to look for another cab and, if possible, complain to the police. Usually, if you are using the taxi for a private tour which involves a lot of wait time (eg. to visit an archaeological site), settling for a fixed fare turns out to be cheaper than using the meter. Taxi companies normally have fixed fares for longer journeys written in a ledger at the rank – they can be bargained down a little. Always confirm such fares prior starting your ride to avoid arguments later.MetroMany cities have underground metros, including Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa and Ankara. These are usually and fast and simple modes of commute even though you may have to go through the ticket barriers to get your hands on a route map. Most metros will need you to purchase a jeton (transport toke; around ₺2) and insert it into the ticket barrier.BusFor most of the city buses you must buy your billet (ticket) in advance from a special ticket kiosk. These kiosks are located at major bus terminals and transfer points, and sometimes attached to shops nearby bus stops. The fare is around ₺ 2.TramMany cities have tramvays (trams), which are a quick and efficient way of roaming around, and usually cost around ₺ 2.Dolmuses and MidibusesMidibus generally run on routes that are too long for dolmuses, but they are not quite as popular as full-size buses. They usually have narrow seats with hard straight backs, which can cause discomfort on long-distance journeys.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High; Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Local Dolmus
Dolmuses are minibusses or shared taxis that are operational on predefined routes inside a city. Dolmus stops are marked by a ‘D’ and text reading ‘Dolmus Indirme Bindirme Yeri’ (Dolmus Boarding and Alighting Place) signs in bigger cities. Bus stops are mostly situated near the major terminals, squares, and intersections.

Taxi
Turkish taxis are equipped with digital meters. If your driver doesn’t start the meter straightaway, you can remind him by saying ‘saatiniz’ (meaning 'your meter'). You should check if the driver is running the right rate which differs from city to city. The gece (night) rate is about 50% more than the gunduz (daytime) rate, but some places, including Istanbul, do not have a separate night rate. Some taxi drivers, especially in Istanbul, try to receive a flat payment from foreigners. In such situations, drivers sometimes offer a decent rate, for example, if you are going to the airport, where they can pick up another fare on their return journey. But it is more often the case that they may demand a high amount and refuse to run the meter. If something like this happens, it is better to look for another cab and, if possible, file a complaint with the police. Usually, if you are using the taxi for a private tour which involves a lot of wait time (eg. to visit an archaeological site), settling for a fixed fare turns out to be cheaper than using the meter. Taxi companies normally have fixed fares for longer journeys written in a ledger at the rank – they can be bargained a little. Always confirm such fares prior to starting your ride to avoid arguments later.

Metro
Many cities have underground metros, including Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, and Ankara. These are usually fast and simple modes of commute even though you may have to go through the ticket barriers to get your hands on a route map. Most metros will need you to purchase a jeton (transport toke; around TL 2) and insert it into the ticket barrier.

Bus
For most of the city buses, you must buy your billet (ticket) in advance from a special ticket kiosk. These kiosks are located at major bus terminals and transfer points and sometimes attached to shops near bus stops. The fare is around TL 2.

Tram
Many cities have tramvays (trams), which are a quick and efficient way of roaming around, and usually cost around TL 2.

Dolmuses and Midibuses
Midibus generally runs on routes that are too long for dolmuses, but they are not quite as popular as full-size buses. They usually have narrow seats with hard straight backs, which can cause discomfort on long-distance journeys.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.25
Cup of Coffee USD 1.26
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.50
Rice/Kg USD 1.00
White Bread USD 0.25
Eggs (12) USD 1.26
Combo Meal USD 2.51
Fine Dining USD 12.56
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.63
Domestic Beer USD 1.88
Imported Beer USD 1.88
Bottle of Wine USD 4.02
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.63
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.38
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.38
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 113.01

Dos:

  • Have an English tenner ready to buy your visitor’s visa.
  • Always bargain on prices (apart from the obvious places like supermarkets, etc.) when you’re shopping. Decide on a price you’re prepared to pay for what you want, but be reasonable.
  • Go on a boat trip - you’ll get a great tan and have a lovely chilled-out day.
  • Have a Turkish bath.
  • Try some authentic Turkish food - look for some places that are a little off the beaten track to see what’s on offer.

 

Don’ts:

  • Never argue about religion, politics or football with the locals.
  • Don’t bring Scottish banknotes - they won’t be accepted.

Night Life

The nightlife of Mugla Province is truly amazing. The swish, hip and happening soaking joints, replete with cafes, gambling, karaoke, dancing, live bands and a plethora of nighttime happenings are all in place to lure the pub crawlers. Play backgammon over fruit juice, savor Turkish coffee in exotic flavors or sip on Tuborg and Carlsberg draught beer in a covered garden-cum-bar festooned with pictures of Hollywood greats and vintage beauties. Some popular bars and clubs include Halikarnas Night Club, Cuba Bar, Marina Yacht Club, Sess Turkbuku, Helva Bar, Fink Bar, Roy’s Place Karaoke Bar. So let your hair down and get ready to give yourself the time of your life. Unleash the party animal in you and set your sights on pure appeasement of the senses. Mugla at night can help you do just that and more without regrets.

Must See

  • Saklıkent National Park
  • Kaunos
  • Ruins of Kayaköy
  • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 
  • Tlos
  • Lasos or Lassos
  • The Letoon
  • Bodrum Castle
  • Knidos or Cnidus
  • Fethiye Market
  • Visit The Dalyan Mud Baths
  • The Lycian Rock Tombs
  • Hire A Private Yacht Through Göcek And The 12 Islands

Experiences

  • Sky Sports Paragliding 
  • Animal Excursion
  • Shopping
  • Hangman Paragliding
  • Ozzlife Boat
  • Marmaris Blue Paradise Boat
  • Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
  • Daily Private Boat Trip
  • Gunay 1 Sailing Gocek
  • Yachting
  • River Rafting
  • Tubing
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Kayaking
  • Balloon Rides
  • Hiking and Submarine Tours

Activities

Fethiye Jeep Safari
Safari
Ölüdeniz Mahallesi, Atatürk Cd. No:148, 48300 Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
125 kms
Amos Beach
Beach
Turunç Mahallesi, Amos Kumlubük Cd., 48740 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
87.4 kms
Icmeler Beach
Beach
Turunç Mahallesi, 321. Sok. No:6/A, 48740 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
83.4 kms
Yağna Horse Safari
Safari
Hisarönü Mahallesi, Marmaris Datça Yolu, 48700 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
76.7 kms
Iztuzu Beach
Beach
Gökbel Mahallesi, Plaj yolu No:104, 48600 Ortaca/Köyceğiz/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
77.5 kms
Hilton Dalaman Zooland
Zoo
Sarıgerme Mahallesi, 48600 Ortaca/Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
87.3 kms
SARIGERME WATER SPORT CENTER
Ski
Sarıgerme Mahallesi, Sarigerme Köyü, 48610 Ortaca/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
86.7 kms
Oludeniz Beach
Beach
Ölüdeniz Mahallesi, 4 229. Sokak, 48340 Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
132 kms
Chinar Beach
Beach
Akyaka Mahallesi, 48640 Ula/Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
46.7 kms
JEEP SAFARİ / GEZİ/ DENİZ TURLARI /FETHİYE / TUR ŞİRKETİ / KARAÇAY
Safari
FOÇA MAH.BARIŞ MANÇO BULVARI NO:111 D ÇALIŞ/FETHİYE, FETHİYE-MUĞLA, 48300 fethiye/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
113 kms
Efe Hotel Göcek
Golf
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Likya caddesi No:1, 48310 Göcek, Turkey
Distance From City Center
88.3 kms
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
Golf
Sarıgerme Turizm Bölgesi, 48610 Dalaman, Turkey
Distance From City Center
87.4 kms
Marmaris Beach
Beach
Marmaris 48700, Turkey
Distance From City Center
64.6 kms
Quad And Buggy Safari
Safari
Hisarönü Mahallesi, 48700 Marmaris/Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
73.1 kms
Gers Kardeşler
Ski
Konacık Mahallesi, Seyyit Onbaşı Cd., 48480 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
128 kms
Bodrum Golf Club
Golf
Ortakentyahşi Mahallesi, Kemer Mevki, Ortakent, Bodrum, Muğla, 48420 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
133 kms
Vita Park Golf Resort
Golf
Boğaziçi Mahallesi, Tuzla Ovası Mevki No:23, 48200 Milas/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
102 kms
Oren Sahili
Beach
Oren Beldesi, Milas, Turkey
Distance From City Center
73.8 kms
Club Tuana Fethiyer
Zoo
Yaniklar Mah. Mezargedigi.Sok. No. 61, Fethiye 48300, Turkey (Formerly Majesty Club Tuana Park)
Distance From City Center
107 kms
BASEMENT ATV ​​SAFARI
Safari
Yokuşbaşı Mh Ataman İş Mrk F Blok No:1, 48400, Turkey
Distance From City Center
125 kms
Incekum
Beach
Çamlı Mahallesi, 48700 Marmaris/Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
67.9 kms
Akbük Koyu - Gökova
Beach
Kultak Mahallesi, Unnamed Road,, 48220 Milas/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
60.3 kms

Shopping

Etrim Halicilik
Antique Markets
Etrim Mahallesi | Etrim Koyu, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Distance From City Center
118 kms
Sayin Burku Carpet
Antique Markets
Tepecik Mahallesi, Neyzen Tevfik Cd. No:34, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
125 kms
Balikcilar Basement Bazaar
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Çarşı Mahallesi, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
125 kms
Fethiye Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Fethiye 48300, Turkey
Distance From City Center
115 kms
Marmaris Thursday Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Kemeraltı Mahallesi, 40-, Org. Mustafa Muğlalı Cd. No:48, 48700 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
63.7 kms
Milas Sali Pazari
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Haci Ilyas Mahallesi, Mentese Cd. No: 16, Milas 48200, Turkey
Distance From City Center
80.4 kms
Bodrum Havlu
Handicrafts and Souviners
Bodrum Havlu, Gündoğan Mahallesi, No:24 /Bodrum, İnönü Cd., 48400 Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
135 kms
Cercim
Handicrafts and Souviners
Cercim, Çarşı Mahallesi, İskele Meydanı Doktor Alim Bey Cad. No:46, 48400 Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
125 kms
İpekçe
Handicrafts and Souviners
İpekçe, Göltürkbükü Mahallesi, İnönü Cad. No:63, 48483 Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
134 kms
Marmaris Grand Bazaar
Handicrafts and Souviners
Tepe, 38. Sok., 48700 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
63.4 kms
Yalıkavak Pazarı
Handicrafts and Souviners
Yalıkavak Pazarı, Yalıkavak Mahallesi, 48990 Bodrum, Muğla Province, Turkey
Distance From City Center
141 kms
Avenue Bodrum
Shopping Malls
Çırkan Mahallesi, Atatürk Blv. No: 25 - 29, 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
128 kms
Blue Port
Shopping Malls
Siteler Mahallesi, Kemal Seyfettin Elgin Blv. No:47, 48700 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
66.4 kms
Caprice Premium Mall
Shopping Malls
Yeni yolu üzeri 508. Sokak, Datça/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
64.2 kms
DeL Boy
Shopping Malls
Armutalan Mahallesi, Merkez mahallesi şehit Ahmet benler caddesi no 5 karacaer iş hanı, 48000 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
65.6 kms
Erasta Fethiye
Shopping Malls
Taşyaka Mahallesi, Ölüdeniz Cd. No:14, 48300 Fethiye/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
119 kms
Midtown Shopping Mall
Shopping Malls
Ortakentyahşi Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. Kemer Mevkii No:6, 48420 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
131 kms
Oasis Mall
Shopping Malls
Gümbet Mah, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Sk., 48400 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey
Distance From City Center
126 kms
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  • Copper
  • Turkish Spices
  • Turkish Coffee

Official Language

Turkish

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Currency

Turkish Lira (TRY)

Population

0.84 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 14.18°C

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TimeZone

08:50 AM (GMT +03:00)

 

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Ambulance

112

 

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Police

 

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Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
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Type E ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Dalaman Airport - DLM

Airport Name / IATA Code

BJV - Milas–Bodrum Airport

Best time to visit

April, May, September, October, November, December:Festivals, pleasant temperate and clear skies.

Moderate time to visit

March, June, July, August: Some of the bazaars are closed.

Worst time to visit

January and February: Gets very cold.

Taxi

Start Tariff: TRY 4.25

1 Km. Tariff: TRY 2.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: TRY 15.00

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