Come with us on a journey to explore the places that time forgot. Nestled away thirty minutes from Mugla within the town of Yatagan is an ancient city. Stratonicea, also known as the city of gladiators.
Mugla itself is one of the 30 ‘big cities’ in Turkey holding a population of over 1 million people. However, this frozen city feels ambient and tranquil with amazing sights that are seen around every corner. Like learning the secrets of an undiscovered land.
Following our time in the city we will visit our favourite local restaurant for a traditional rustic lunch. After which we take the short drive into Mugla itself. Despite it’s size, Mugla is not a town that attracts tourists so the atmosphere and architecture will be refreshingly different from coastal towns.
Spend your time browsing the famous Mugla Market. There are a huge variety of stalls to discover, with goods ranging from clothes and handbags to locally grown fruits and vegetables. There is the option to visit the mosques and museums within the town should you wish, or simply sit in one of the atmospheric bars and cafes and watch the world go by.
Arasta & Zahide Bazaars
A visit to Arasta is next on the itinerary. A beautiful old fashioned bazaar shaded by ancient vines within the enchanting narrow streets of Mugla’s old town. Visit the remarkable tin smiths who showcase the intricate craftsmanship that is involved in the creation of their goods.
Incorporated within this area also is the beautiful Zahide Bazaar. 14 shops proudly showcase the products handmade by the women of the town, offering you the opportunity to purchase something completely authentic and unique.
We are visiting these old bazaars to showcase some of Turkey’s ancient traditional arts. We are not trying to persuade you to buy, merely to appreciate. Although if you need retail therapy who are we to argue!
Our approximate departure from Mugla will be around 17.00pm. Arriving back in Dalyan at approximately 18.00pm.
This trip is an exclusive chance for Volkan’s Adventures to take you on a magical journey. From the fascinating depths of an ancient Lycian city to the charming markets and bazaars of picturesque Mugla. A destination seldom visited by tourists. Mugla remains original and unspoiled for your pleasure. Join us for the chance to visit a world where time really has stood still.