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Muğla (pronounced moo-lah) is an inland city in Southern Aegean, Turkey.


Muğla is a pleasant city on the side of a mountain, with a population of 61,000. Despite having the charm of a typical inland Aegean town, and being fairly close to (and, indeed the administrative centre of) the resort towns popular with international travellers (Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye to name a few), travellers often overlook Muğla.

Muğla lies on an elevation of 670 metres, and as such its significantly cooler climate is a welcome retreat from hot and sticky conditions of the coast.

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Nearest airports are in Bodrum to west, and Dalaman to south, both of which are around an hour away from Muğla. Both welcomes domestic as well as international flights, especially from Europe.

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  • Old town (Saburhane), (east of city centre). Whitewashed half-timbered houses line narrow cobbled alleys in this pleasant quarter.

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Telephone code of Muğla is (+90) 252.

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Many famous resort towns of Turkish coast (Southern Aegean/Western Mediterranean) are within a radius of 100 km from Muğla:

  • Bodrum — partying capital of Turkey, which also feautures a well-preserved citadel
  • Akyaka — village with beautiful traditional architecture just south of Muğla, on the coast
  • Marmaris — daily yacht trips along a mountainous coastline
  • Dalyan — rock-cut ancient tombs, boat trips through marshlands, and a sandy beach where Mediterranean turtles lay their eggs
  • Fethiye — a gulf backed by mountains dotted by Lycian ruins; postcard beauty of Blue Lagoon is also nearby

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