Mugla Mentese District Guide

Mugla City Guide

Menteşe is the central district of Muğla city, so it means city center. As you can imagine, tourism sector is one of the most important economic activities in Menteşe. In Menteşe, which hosts millions of local and foreign guests every year, the economic contribution of tourism income to the city is great. It is the third city in Turkey after İstanbul and Antalya, Mugla, the intense interest shown by foreign tourists. Other important economic activity areas of Menteşe are agriculture and animal husbandry. Provincial especially greenhouse tomatoes, seafood, honey and fresh fruit and vegetables is one of Turkey’s leading production regions.

Check out the most comprehensive Menteşe city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Menteşe ” or “How to get to Menteşe ?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




66 / km2

2,32 %

1.657 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Menteşe? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Menteşe, there are 1 state hospital named as Menteşe State Hospital, 1 university hospital and 1 private hospital in the city.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Menteşe or real estate for rent in Menteşe , you are on the right page. As of the end of October 2020 in Muğla, Menteşe district, the prices of houses for sale increased by 20.74% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 125 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Muğla province Menteşe district as of the end of October 2020 were Ortaköy, Düğerek, Şeyh, Orhaniye, Karamehmet in order.

Accommodation in Menteşe is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. Today, it’s possible to find different accommodation alternatives like hotels and hostels in Menteşe.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Menteşe” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Menteşe” questions in this guide.  We start our list of places to visit in Muğla center with Kurşunlu Mosque. Kurşunlu Mosque was built in 1493 upon the instruction of Esseyyid Şucâeddîn Bey, one of the Menteşe sultans. Kurşunlu Mosque, which has classical Ottoman architecture, was used as a madrasa in the past. Yağcılar Han was an important commercial center of the city during its time. Yağcılar Han, whose history dates back to 1493, used to be a place where oilhouses were located, but today it is restored and serves as a trade center and is used as a resting place under the shade of the plane tree in its courtyard. The Arasta Bazaar, which is located opposite Yağcılar Inn and consists of side streets, and dozens of shops reflect the culture of the Old Muğla. The Arasta Bazaar, which has a history of 6 centuries, is a popular destination for Muğla residents for shopping. You can also shop here or take a lunch break.

Transportation to Menteşe is very easy and there are many alternatives. There are two airports in the borders of Muğla named as Milas – Bodrum and Dalaman Airport. You can reach Menteşe by using the Izmir-Aydin highway.


Enes Sahin

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