Top things to do in Muğla

Historic Site in Muğla

Old Town

From Cumhuriyet Meydanı, the main square and roundabout with Atatürk's statue as focal point, walk north along Kurşunlu Caddesi to Kurşunlu Cami ('Lead-Covered Mosque', 1493) to reach Muğla's old quarter. The pink-a…
Museum in Muğla

Muğla Museum

Muğla's excellent museum contains a small collection of prehistoric finds as well as Greek and Roman antiquities displayed in rooms around an open courtyard filled with statuary. Don't miss the riveting Gladiator Ro…
Burgers in Muğla

Baba Geyikli Pub Bistro

Housed in a the stunningly restored Bıcılar Han caravanserai just west of the landmark clocktower, this mecca for moderns serves hamburgers, kebaps and chicken dishes as well as some of the finest cocktails (from ₺2…
Coffee in Muğla


This laid-back cafe in a beautifully restored bazaar off Saatli Kule Caddesi offers 'pure Turkish coffee' in such flavours as white or bitter chocolate, raspberry and walnut.
Historic Building in Muğla

Zahire Pazarı

This carefully restored market in the shadow of the Pazar Camı (Bazaar Mosque) features lazy cafes spilling across a leafy cloistered courtyard dotted with traditional craft shops; the city subsidises their rents to…
Turkish in Muğla


'Coachman' is Muğla's smartest (and most expensive) restaurant, occupying an old house with a rear terrace and walled garden with outside seating west of the large Kurşunlu Cami. The menu includes köfte, seafood, ta…
Pub in Muğla

Pub Uç Avlu

This internationally flavoured student haunt serves Tuborg and Carlsberg draught in its covered courtyard garden and bar, festooned with pictures of Hollywood greats and vintage cars. Find it down a beckoning cobble…
Kebap in Muğla

Bahar Keyf-i Kebap Pide

Down a narrow street opposite the landmark Kurşunlu Cami, this local eatery does meal deals featuring kebap, lahmacun (Arabic-style pizza), pide, köfte or chicken şiş. Breakfast is good value here.
Cafe in Muğla

Konak Kuzine

Students play backgammon over fruit juice, homemade lemonade and çay on the front deck and upstairs balcony of this 19th-century Greek mansion just opposite Kurşunlu Cami.
Cultural Centre in Muğla

Konakaltı Kültür Merkezi

The beautiful galleried Konakaltı Kültür Merkezi, a traditional complex turned cultural centre, has done time as a printing press, hotel and even cinema.