Köyceğiz is one of 13 districts located on the borders of Mugla province. According to the 2016 census, nearly 35,000 people live in the district. It is seen that the rain lasts for two or three months in winter in Köyceğiz, which is the place where the most rain falls after Rize in Turkey. Agriculture, livestock, forestry and tourism activities constitute the livelihood of the residents. Thanks to the favorable opportunities offered by climate and geographical structure, agriculture is highly developed and its main livelihood.

The data of historical information about our country are presented by historian Heredot, geographer Strabon and British archaeologist Hoskin. The history of the village dates back thousands of years. Dating back to 3400 BC, history has recorded multiple civilizations. The Karyas were the first community to have a presence around Köyceğiz. Then, respectively; Scythians, Assyrians, Ionians, Dors, Acalar, Persians, Helens, Seleykos, Romans, Seljuks, Hinge children and Ottomans also established habitats in this land. In 2000 BC, the Greeks began to establish colonies in the region. On this occasion, connections were established between the Karians and the Greeks, and in the 1000s BC, movements and innovations emerged in the region. The city of Kaunos, where Lake Köyceğiz meets the Mediterranean Sea, has become an important trade center for Karians through the port.

By the time of the Ottoman Empire, it became part of kuvay-ı Milliye during the War of Independence and played a role in the defense of the homeland. The name of the village is according to a legend; The city, which is built on the plain, is thought to have changed after the flooding. And the people who saw the few houses left behind said, "The whole city has sunk, and only a village remains on the shore." It is still thought that there is a sunken city under the lake.

Köyceğiz is a quiet and beloved holiday destination with its natural beauty and cute architecture. It is also an ideal Turkish village to relax and visit with its beaches, hot spring, plateau, dark and historical ruins.

Where is Köyceğiz?

Köyceğiz is located in mugla province, south of the Aegean Region of the Republic of Turkey, at the point where the Aegean Region meets the Mediterranean Sea. It is located at the 60th kilometer of mugla-fethiye highway.

How to get to Köyceğiz?

Mugla Dalaman Airport can be preferred to reach Köyceğiz by air. The airport is 27 kilometers from Köyceğiz.

Caryol to reach, it takes about 1 hour to travel by car from Mugla. It is 55 kilometers from Mugla to Köyceğiz. The distance between Istanbul and Köyceğiz is about 800 kilometers and the journey by car takes an average of 11 hours and 30 minutes. The journey from Ankara takes close to 9 hours. From Izmir, it takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes and the road is 271 kilometers.