Situated along the Sea of Marmara in Turkey’s Bursa Province, Mudanya offers an authentic town atmosphere, nestled between lush gardens and vast forested surrounds. The city is home to beautiful early Ottoman-era architecture and Sultan’s mausoleums, but it wasn’t until a railway was built in the late 19th century, connecting Mudanya to Bursa, that the settlement really blossomed. It became an important trade port, with silk one of the most important products exported to Istanbul by ship.
Today this legacy is evident in the traditional wooden seaside mansions that fill the streets lining the port, as well as the Istanbul-styled Şükrü Bey Yalısı which has been lovingly restored. Visit the impressive, whitewashed 19th century Mütareke Evi, or “Armistice House”, where President İsmet Inönü signed the treaty of 1922 with the allied states that established Turkey as a new country. Not only does it hold an imporant place in Turkey's history, but you can also get a glimpse into the lavish interior decoration of these mansions.
Mudanya’s quiet streets and laid-back atmosphere make it ideal for visitors wanting a less-touristic view of Turkey, and our selection of shore excursions will help you discover its evocative history.