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Historical Places in Mugla

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Mugla's Historical Sites

Mugla, where numerous civilisations such as Caria and Lycia have blossomed throughout history and left their traces, is extremely rich in terms of cultural heritage. The historical artefacts uncovered during excavations carried out at the ancient cities of the region are on display at archaeological museums in Bodrum, Milas, Mugla, Marmaris and Fethiye. Approximately 1700 historical structures throughout the province of Mugla are examples of civil architecture, mainly from the Ottoman era that are under conservation. Mugla has also significant cultural wealth with its almost 4000 registered historical building and 262 monumental trees throughout the province.

Knidos Archaeological Site, Mugla

Knidos Ancient City

Historical Structure

Ancient City of Knidos

Knidos or Cnidus is one of the major ancient cities in the southwest part of Turkey. The ancient city of Knidos, famous for its statues of Dionysus, Athena and Aphrodite, is located 35 km west of Datca town, Mugla.

Knidos Ancient City
Letoon Archaeological Site, Mugla

Letoon Ancient City

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Ancient City of Letoon

Letoon Ancient City is located near the town of Fethiye in Mugla. Letoon, the sacred cult center of Lycia was one of the most important religious centers of the ancient world.

Letoon Ancient City
Kaunos Archaeological Site, Mugla

Kaunos Ancient City

Historical Structure

Ancient City of Kaunos

Kaunos, the ancient city born of forbidden love, one of Turkey's oldest and significant settlements, is located in the southwest part of our country. The ancient city of Kaunos is famous for its rock tombs, 5000 seat theatre, public bath and temple.

Kaunos Ancient City