Once a pretty seaside village and a fishing port, Gumusluk is now a popular holiday town located on the middle west end of the Bodrum peninsula. The resort is famous for its fresh fish and crystal clear waters. The ancient city of Myndos is also located at the region. The beach and sea is great here while the inner harbor is like a lake that is also very popular for yachts and gulets. The Rabbit Island is also a popular spot of the resort.
Gumusluk is also one of those places that have protected itself against increasing urbanization in the Bodrum peninsula. In addition, at sunset, the view is spectacular in Gumusluk.
Top Things to Do & See in Gumusluk
Gumusluk beach is a beautiful one of the Bodrum peninsula. Even on the very hard weather, the cove is always calm. You can swim at the Gumusluk beach at any time of the day, and enjoy the clear beaches, diving or snorkeling.
Gumusluk is also very ideal place for outdoor sports enthusiasts. The resort has beautiful hiking and trekking trails. You can have a nice hiking by taking the Bayraktepe from Gumusluk port, and enjoy the stunings views of Gumusluk and Rabbit Island on the hill.
Rabbit Island is a famous port where you can relax and watch the boats come in. Located just by the Gumusluk coast, with a depth of about one meter.
There is a thin strip between the land of the Rabbit Island and Gumusluk coast and you can walk from the land to the island using this lane. It will be a nice hike for outdoor sports lovers. The panorama on top of the island is also amazing. Continue reading…
Ancient City of Myndos
You can see the remains of the Myndos Gate located just off the main road, and has ties all the way back to Alexander the Great.
The foundations of the ancient city can be seen under the stretch of water that leads to the Rabbit Island. You’ll see the fragments of the ancient city scattered all around the island and you can spot the old ruins in the knee-high water. Continue reading…
Boat trips along the stunning coastline of the Bodrum peninsula coasts is one of the best things to do in Bodrum. Bodrum coasts are very rich in color with jagged rocks and bright trees, as well as contrasted against the clear, turquoise sea. You’ll definitely experience the beautiful coasts by visiting the various bays by boat.
The tour guides will tell you where you can safely jump into the crystal clear waters to swim and snorkel. You’ll come across plenty of fish and other marine life, and when back on board, you’ll dry off while enjoying the sun. Continue reading…
Gumusluk Classical Music Festival
The International Gumusluk Classical Music Festival, which was held for the first time in 2004 and held every year between August and September, is one of the most important cultural events in Gumusluk during summer.
You can join this music festival which continues to meet classical music lovers on the most beautiful evenings of summer and enjoy classical music in Bodrum.
You can also have a day out to see the popular sights and historical sites on the Bodrum peninsula, including the Bodrum Windmills on the hills between Gumbet and central Bodrum, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, the Myndos Gate and an ancient Amphitheater in central Bodrum, and the ruins of Pedasa.
Daily Tours & Excursions
For the ones who will not want to spend their Gumusluk holidays on a routine day out at their hotels, than attending to daily tours and excursions is one of the best options to experience and enjoy the stunning landscapes and natural beauties, crystal clear turquoise sea, historical sites, and charms of the Bodrum peninsula.
Variety of all inclusive daily boat trips, cycling, 4×4 Off-road Safari, Quad & Buggy Safari, scuba diving, day trips to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Dalyan are the top selling and the most popular excursions and daily tours from Bodrum. Continue reading…
Shopping – What to Buy?
Gumusluk is famous for its gift shops related with tiny models of windmills, key-chains made of windmills, windmill ornaments made of stone. You’ll find great shopping alternatives from popular outdoor markets, supermarkets, antique and handicraft shops to lovely stores in Gumusluk.
Jewelry, leather, carpet, rug, clothing, traditional tastes, authentic clothes and hand made items, as well as pretty souvenirs are the most popular things to buy in Gumusluk.
In addition, you can visit the street markets on the Bodrum peninsula and find all kind of goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as brand clothes, etc. Popular ones are held in Gumbet on Sundays, and central Bodrum on Tuesdays.
Eating Out – What to Eat?
You can experience and enjoy the Aegean and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as authentic Turkish cuisine and the flavor of the sea at the plenty of restaurants and cafes along the town center and beach promenade of Gumusluk.
Fresh caught fish is popular. Traditional mezes with yogurt, aubergine, pepper, tomato and olive, bergamot jam, stuffed squash blossoms, Turkish kebab and all kind of seafood are popular dishes you can taste in Gumusluk.
Limon Gumusluk is one of the most popular restaurants with its delicious Aegean mezes and meats. It is also ideal for breakfast. Tel Dolap Cafe is a famous one for its breakfast and homemade jams. If you are looking for a place with good live music, we recommend Jazz Cafe. For sweet enthusiasts, visit the Museum of Sweets Patisserie.
Nightlife in Gumusluk
You’ll find good and lively cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants in Gumusluk that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Gumusluk; you can find wide range of options from 3 star, 4 star, 5 star all inclusive hotels and family friendly hotels, apartments, holiday villages, holiday villas and apartments to choose from standard packages to deluxe residences. See;
We also recommend you make your hotel search and book online via the world’s biggest online hotel booking websites. You can get really good discounts and find the best prices with a match.
- Trivago Gumusluk Bodrum Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Gumusluk Bodrum Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get to Gumusluk?
Gumusluk is situated on the middle west end of the Bodrum peninsula, about 22 km. from central Bodrum, and 56 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Gumusluk from Bodrum Milas Airport
The HAVAS Airport Shuttle operates between the airport and Bodrum city center. Following the route Guvercinlik, Torba road and Bodrum Intercity Bus Terminal in central Bodrum in order, it takes about 45 minutes and costs 17,50 TL.
And you should take a taxi or dolmus (minibus) to get to Gumusluk from the Bodrum city center. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 30 minutes to reach Gumusluk.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Gumusluk is about 90 TL, and about 120 TL from Bodrum Airport to Gumusluk.
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Gumusluk from Bodrum Airport. Especially if you are a group or a family with kids or have lots of luggage with you, than we highly recommend private shuttle transfer. They offer a fixed rate, comfortable and safe transfer to your hotel in Gumusluk.
The HAVAS airport shuttle will bring you to at the Intercity Bus Terminal of Bodrum, and you’ll need to take a taxi or minibus from there again, which will be harder for you to travel with your family or luggage. But a private shuttle transfer will drive you just to the entrance of your hotel.
The driver also meets you inside the airport terminal with your name written on a plate. And he accompanies you for the transfer and also he helps you with your luggage like where to take them and even carry them to the shuttle. And as there is a fixed price, you will not have to worry or deal with price calculations.
We highly recommend Tranigo (a Turkish company operating since 1996, and partnered with renowned names like Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, and many reliable and efficient local suppliers) as we recently booked with them had a great trip to our hotel.
It offers low-priced, fixed rate private shuttles that include meet-and-greet airport pickups and luggage assistance. Their large selection of comfortable taxis, minivans, luxurious cars and 6-19+ passenger minibuses can match any need while ensuring quick and safe travels to and from Bodrum airport (BJV).