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Mugla Environs

Rising from The corner of the Ceramic Gulf and picturesque resort of Akyaka, the trail follows the old caravan route rising from the coast. Heading inland, the path crosses highland plains, forested slopes and the ancient tombs of Thera en route to the provincial capital. In the Muğla plain, the Ottoman coffee houses of Karabağlar, the old town of Muğla, Değirmendere Canyon and site of Mobolla are of specific cultural interest to the visitor.

Further north the trail follows the stream to the minaret of Eski Bayır and across the valley to ‘Belen Khavesi’ coffeehouse popularized by the Turkish folk song ‘Aman Ormanci’. The walk concludes along the ancient road to the magnificent ruins of Stratonikeia after passing through the deserted village of Meistan. Bicycle is also an ideal way to explore much of this section along forest tracks and quiet country roads.