ULA / AKYAKA
After 12 km from Muğla, go to Gökova without entering the Sakar Pass and turn left into Ula 3 km away from there. Then you will find the source of the interesting architect you will see in Akyaka. Of course if you are in the daytime. When you enter the town center, you can be surprised at the number of bikes parked on the side of the road. Ulalılar is the most popular urban transportation tool in recent years than motorcycles are using cycling. Maybe it owes clean air, peaceful city life.
You can see the most beautiful examples of mural architecture examples in Ula. Ula is also known as building masters as well as structures. But most of the old structures in Ula were destroyed and destroyed. Some of your survivors are protected. It will be worth seeing and photographing around the streets.
One of Ula Houses is used as a restaurant with the name of Turkish House. You will find unique varieties of Ula mutfağının this restaurant.
ULA EVLERİ AND NAİL ÇAKIRHAN ARCHITECTURE
Ula’s wooden houses were built in a Ula style house in Nail Çakırhan Akyaka, who was born alive while leaving his place in unappealing reinforced concrete houses even in Ula. Ula’s own interpretation of the traditional architecture of their houses, adding their own taste. This house is very popular. Moreover, Aga Khan received the architectural award. First of all, a large circle of spouses, including hotels and holiday villages, have done works based on this architectural style, both Nail Çakırhan and other architects.
Today it is dominant in almost all the houses in Akyaka on the shore of Gökova. Ula’s traditional architecture thus found a new life with Çakırhan. The Ula people remembered their old homes they had forgotten, the old Ula houses that they started to restore, renew, rebuild.
The most important aspect of Ula houses is woodworking. Cabinet doors, ceiling works are always original, always adorned.
If you can bring a ride, visit Ula on Friday. Friday is Ula’s market. The market now has a locality that you can not see in big cities. You can buy various herbs, fresh and dried vegetables, handcrafts, wicker products collected from the fields.
If you turn left without going to the factory building in your left when going from the mainland to Ula, you will see a small pond after a minute or two, and a slightly larger pond with a small island within five to ten minutes.
You can watch the “Ula Canyon” from a high point, which you can reach via the ring road very close to the town. If you want to get into this caravan, you have to get a guide. The starting point is Ula’s 5 km. You must take the entrance to the Kanyon in Kizilagac Village. I suspect that there is a risk of stone falling by the effect of landslide in the canyon. In spring, you can photograph the waterfalls flowing with all the mighty from the safe points your guide will take. Remember that in the summer months the water can not be too charming for the canyon.
Ula, where Alicin Mountain rises, there are 14 rock tombs called “Yedidelik” in the region where various myths are told about. The graves obtained by carving the soft rocks belong to the Karya period.
AKYAKA AND GÖKOVA GULF
Muğla-Marmaris road on the 15th kilometer starting from the Sakar Pass to the oven towards the 7 km down the road or on the way back or you should pass the sunshine. The view of Ovan and the Gulf of Gökova is truly overwhelming. There are parking spaces for roadside landscape views. Take your car to the side and dive into the dreams. The gulf is often in fog and offers a more imaginative landscape.
This bendy road leaves to Akyaka when it goes down to the oven. Turn right and enter Akyaka through the pines.
If you pass this drop, turn left at the junction of Marmaris and Muğla. (Not by Marmaris) At the end of this road turn left and follow the shimmering stream called Azmak. The special architecture of Akyaka will draw your attention immediately. On your right you see the most beautiful wooden structures in your left. It is hard not to care.
Most of Akyaka’s hotels and guesthouses are built by this beautiful architect and some by Nail Çakırhan. It flows into the gardens of the houses and the gardens, the ducks, the gardens where the geese are playing, and the gardens of the houses. When they reach the sea, they start another adventure.
If you go into Akyaka city center and turn left into the forest area, you will leave beach. The sea is a bit blurry because it is shallow and wavy. This is where Azmak meets the sea. If you want to go to Azmak by boat and you can see huge freshwater fish in clear water.
A lush pine forest right next to the city center. There is a restaurant in camping and picnic area organized by General Directorate of Forestry. There are also bungalows to host. It is necessary to go further to get into the sea from the small cottage huts hidden by the forest. You can reach this lodge by renting a boat from Akyaka or by walking.
Where to Stay
Qualified hotels and lodgings are located in Akyaka.
What to eat?
The restaurants built on the slopes of Akyaka are the best places to give a good lunch break. The finest fish caught in the nets of the local fishermen come here. It is cooked by giving the object. The sidekick is done. You can find fresh fish in all of the restaurants around the river. Speak the price in advance. Everyday can change.
Azmaks are the most typical feature of this region. Ice water from the beginning of the azmak gives life to the neighborhood. On hot days in summer, gushing water is poured over your car at fountains in the restaurants along the road, small nukes are passed between the tables placed in harmony with each other, creating an extremely pleasant coolness.
It is like 7-8 km after passing Akyaka and entering Marmaris road and it is in the restaurants in Çetibeli where you will come out.
The specialties of these locals run by the villagers are hairy. You can also eat trout, chicken or grilled meat. They also have breakfast in the morning. You should absolutely taste the pine in the course.
Marmaris is 18 km from the road. Then to Sedir Island road to the right. After 1 km there is Karacasöğüt and English Harbor.
SEDİR ADASI – KEDRAİ
After the Mugla-Marmaris road, after Marmaris, turn right on the 24th km and after 6 km you will reach Çamlı İskelesi to another point of Gokova bay. The boats that fly quite far from the Çamlı pier go to Sedir Island.
Sedir Island is known for its ancient Cedreae (Kedrai) ancient city and the famous Cleopatra Beach. From the ancient city, the Temple of Apollo, the theater and the necropolis remnants could be reached.
Kedrai means cedars. The sturdy tree cedar, especially used for tying the ship’s spine, is not known in the island, but in ancient Greek. Kedrai, one of the most important settlements of the Rhodope Conquest, was surrounded by walls. The central part of the city, where towers and walls can be watched on the shore, is the Temple of Apollo in Doric order. In the eastern part of the island, there are theaters with their faces facing north and in quite good condition. If we do not count the big cities like Knidos, in Marmaris-Bozburun region called Rhodos Karşısakası, only three of the ancient settlements can see the theater. During the Peloponnesian Wars, between Athens and Isparta, In 405, the Isparta general Lysander, who attacked because he was a supporter of Athens, seized the island and enslaved its people. The historian Xenophon reported this incident in detail, while also saying that the people of the island were half barbarians.
Relation with Cleopatra, which is narrated from the golden yellow sand of the island, is only an exaggerated touristic fairy tale. The most common explanation is that Queen Cleopatra and his beloved Roman commander Antonius were brought to the ships from Egypt to meet in the island.
Sands on the northern coast of Adan are specially formed limestone droplets and they are only seen in Crete Island, except Cedar in Aegean and Mediterranean. Unfortunately, these sands are not adequately protected and are being looted. Very specific geological occurrences and the resulting sands are gradually diminishing.
Despite this, the beach of Cleopatra continues to attract visitors, with its golden waters reflecting the different tones of sand and mavin. Visitors return to Çamlı pier after 4-5 hours.
After 12 km from Muğla, turn right into Gökova without going into the Sakar Pass and enter Ula 3 km away. He works between Muğla and Ula. Akyaka is at the end of the Sakar crossing, on the right, near the bay. Akyaka is 65 km away from the Dalaman airport. There are buses and buses.
-District Governorship : 0 252 242 30 01
-Wall Security Directorate: 0 252 242 30 70
-Ula Municipality: 0 252 242 30 08
– District Gendarmerie Command: 0 252 242 33 21
-Akyaka Gendarmerie Command: 0 252 243 55 04
-Akyaka Municipality: 0 252 243 51 11
-Health Health Centers: 0 252 242 30 57
-Health Health Centers: 0 252 243 59 00
Eating and drinking
Ula is known for its garlic in the region. One reason for this is the reputation of the garlic it produces and the other is a lot of use in local dishes. Welsh Eggplant, Cowpea Wallpaper, Sheet Bore, Cowpea Soup etc. Local dishes are usually prepared in the houses. It is possible to find some of them in the small number of restaurants in the district center.
In the meantime, we highly recommend eating “Sour Chicken”, which is very popular in the locality, in simple decorated restaurants among the few greenery on the road known as Old Mugla Road between Ula – Çiçekli Village.
This road also leads to the highway leading to Köyceğiz-Fethiye and the exit to Denizli Road without departing without reaching the Flower Village.