The Mugla Province of the Turkish Aegean region has something for everyone. Filled with ancient cities, beautiful beaches and rich culture, Mugla truly is an enchanting holiday destination. Set in the south western corner of Turkey, Mugla is home to some of Turkey’s largest, most popular and most picturesque holiday resorts, as well as a host of fascinating historical sites.
There are a huge number of leisure options and en even larger number of impressive monuments to civilizations gone by throughout the varied landscape of Mugla. Holidays in the region are a fantastic mix of sun blessed days on the beach, sailing trips to the picturesque islands which lie along the coast, visits to ancient sites and lazy evenings enjoying the rich culture and fine cuisine which have made Mugla holidays so enjoyable. The warm, still seas are a magnet for water sport enthusiasts, (especially sailors), nature lovers and those who just wish to take a quiet dip in the warm sea, surrounded by stunning scenery, amazing historical monuments of extreme beauty and a laid back, friendly atmosphere.
The charming town of Bodrum stands in the shadow of a huge, dominant castle, built by the Knights of Rhodes. The warm waters of both the Aegean and the Mediterranean are littered with luxury yachts, which will certainly catch your eye as you stroll down the tree-lined promenades, from café to shop, shop to restaurant. There are some exceptional wreck, reef and cave dives which can be done from a Mugla holiday rental villa in the area too.
Marmais is a sailing and water sports haven on a rugged bay, surrounded by the pine clad slopes of Mugla’s mountains. If you would like to set out from Mugla accommodation and take to the seas for a sightseeing tour of the southern coast, a holiday rental in Marmais is the perfect answer; ships, captains and equipment can easily be chartered. Turkish cuisine flourishes here, with the harbour-side restaurants serving up an amazing array of Turkish delights. The whole Marmais – Datca area is a natural maritime region of beauty and peace.
The Fethiye – Olu Deniz area is a staggering destination. The ancient ruins in the area, from the amazing rock city of Caunos to the waterside ruins of Arymaxa are simply breath-taking, and the natural scenery isn’t entirely without beauty either. The marinas in the area are absolutely top class, and sailing holidays in Mugla absolutely flourish.
There is nowhere you can take a Mugla property with such extreme natural beauty than the Dalaman – Dalyan area. Squeezed behind the coast and the mountains, the area is awash with natural spots of unbelievable beauty, and sights like the Daylan mud baths and ancient tombs just make the area even more appealing to visitors.
It is little wonder that the beach resorts and sailing centres in Mugla are so popular during the summer months. During July and August, temperatures average over 32°C, with very little rain. Even in the winter, Mugla enjoys temperatures averaging close to 10°C, meaning you can visit the historical attractions of Mugla in comfort all year round.
The Dalaman Mugla Airport (DLM) has made reaching self catering accommodation and lettings in Mugla amazingly easy. Flights to Mugla arrive from over 16 British Airports, with some of the cheapest flights to Mugla being provided by BMI, First Choice Airways, MyTravel and ThomsonFly. Car hire in Mugla is very easy to arrange, and you can find some excellent offers available.