The province where natural beauty and history intertwine: Muğla

Friday, December 5th, 2008

With its climate, natural wonders and a historical past that goes back thousands of years, the province of Muğla attracts the attention of everyone who goes there or even hears about it.

And on these autumn days, when tourists want to enjoy not only natural wonders and the sea, but also an interesting journey back in time, many of them head to Muğla’s districts of Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and Datça, as well as the towns of Ölüdeniz and Dalyan. Tourists can experience the pleasures of the sea and the natural beauty of Muğla while also exploring some of the incredible structures left over from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods here, as well as some ancient ruins around Muğla which are even older.
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Famous photographer opens sailing exhibit

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The famous photographer Coşkun Aydın has opened his fifth personal exhibition in the art gallery of the Marmaris Netsel Marina.

Aydın, 53, is especially known as a sailing photographer and his personal archive consists of 50,000 photos of regattas in Istanbul, Marmaris, Bodrum and Göcek. Aydın has photographed the Marmaris International Yacht Regatta for the last three years and opened his exhibition on the Oct. 26.

“The Blue Dream” photography exhibition was dedicated to Mesut Baran, who passed away short time ago. Baran was the editor of the first Turkish sailing magazine “Yelken Dünyası.” The exhibition that includes 60 sea and sailing themed photographs will be open until Nov. 1.

More than 2 million visit Muğla and Marmaris Region

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

More than 2 million foreign tourists traveled to Muğla by air and sea in the first eight months of 2008. Compared to last year, there has been a 13 percent increase. English citizens visited the region the most. Half of the tourists coming to the region were English, meaning more than 930,000 tourists.

Important tourism centers such as Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye are located in Muğla. In 2007, 1.9 million tourists visited the region, compared to 2.2 million in the first eight months of 2008 alone. Most visitors traveled by plane, with 1.1 million landing in Dalaman Airport and 761,000 landing in Milas-Bodrum Airport. More than 340,000 tourists arrived by sea.
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