Hidden Paradise on Earth
Muğla, which connects the Aegean and Mediterranean seas with its turquoise waters and virgin bays, is waiting to be explored. It is like a hidden paradise, where the sun, blue and green are intertwined, shedding light on the history of hundreds of ancient cities and ruins from 8,000 years ago. Muğla has Türkiye's longest coastline, it hosts many local and foreign tourists with its historical and cultural values and natural beauty. The city is located in the south of the Aegean Region. In addition to its magnificent sea and natural beauty, it is also the home to many civilizations such as the Carian, Lycian, Roman, Byzantine, and Seljuqian, as well as the Menteshe Principality, and the Ottomans.
In ancient times this city was named Caria, Menteshe under the Turks, is called Muğla today. Muğla was also mentioned in the works of the world famous traveler Evliya Çelebi, and the famous historian Herodotus. The famous historian and "father of history" Herodotus, who was born in Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassos), reported that the "Caria" came from the Aegean islands and settled in this region. On the other hand, the Turkish sailor Turgut Reis, who was an admiral in the Ottoman Empire's navy and known as the conqueror of Tripoli, was born in this land, and the town where he was born was named after him.
Muğla, which is frequented by millions of people because of its natural, historical and cultural beauties, and with its districts Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris, Köyceğiz, Datça, Milas, and Ortaca, and hundreds of bays waiting to be discovered, looks literally like embroidery.
In addition to its enchanting sea, sand and sun; Muğla has a rich potential by offering various other possibilities. Tourism types such as water sports, cycling and trekking, paragliding, green tourism, caves, health and cultural tourism generate the alternative tourism diversity in the city.