Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Gundogan is a pretty holiday town located between Yalikavak and Turkbuku, on the middle north coast of Bodrum peninsula. Once a small fishing town, the resort today is a popular holiday resort and famous for its heavenly cove, mandarin gardens and crystal clear waters. The ancient name of the town is Farilya and the town is one of the most oldest settlement area of the peninsula. It is possible to see the old rock tombs on the hills.
Top Things to Do & See in Gundogan
Gundogan beach, Water Ports
Gundogan beach is a lovely one of the Bodrum Peninsula. You can enjoy the sea and fresh air at the Blue flagged beach of Gundogan, and with free entrance.
If you like water sports, Gundogan is one of the most suitable places for surfing, sailing and scuba diving in Bodrum.
You’ll find plenty of nearby sights from Gundogan. The Saint Apostol Church, Ottoman Tower, Cheese Flower Cave and Fifty Two Stairs Church are among the historical places you can visit and see from Gundogan.
Gundogan also offers many alternatives for outdoor and extreme sports lovers. You can rent bikes from the local cyclists and explore the area on bike. A nice day out by trekking and nature walking along the beaches and surrounding green areas is another good activity.
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…
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 Gundogan 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?
You’ll find great shopping alternatives from popular outdoor markets, supermarkets, antique and handicraft shops to lovely stores in Gundogan. Stone sculptures or magnets made of miniature windmills, silver jewelry, jewelry made of evil eye beads, glasses, coasters and key rings are among the most popular products you can find in the Gundogan market.
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 Gundogan.
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 Gundogan.
We recommend you to taste a fish soup at the Ergun Captain’s Place. For a nice village breakfast, Toprak Ana Restaurant is a good option. The Mehmet’s Place Okaliptus Restaurant, located on the coast of Kucukbuk, is famous for its raw pastry. And if you want to enjoy an after-dinner coffee, you can head to Gossip Bistro.
Nightlife in Gundogan
You’ll find good cafes, bars, and restaurants in Gundogan that each offer its own brand of entertainment and fun for their guests.
Accommodation – Where to Stay?
As for accommodation in Gundogan; 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 Gundogan Bodrum Hotels (Trivago claims that they guarantee the best price with their price matching system)
- Agoda Gundogan Bodrum Hotels (Agoda claims that if you find the same hotel cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference)
How to Get to Gundogan?
Gundogan is situated on the middle north coast of Bodrum peninsula, about 22 km. from central Bodrum, and 47,6 km. from Bodrum Milas Airport (BJV).
Getting to Gundogan 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 23 TL.
And you should take a taxi or dolmus (minibus) to get to Gundogan from the Bodrum city center. Dolmus (minibus) takes about 30 minutes to reach Gundogan.
Taxi fare from Bodrum city center to Gundogan is about 110 TL, and about 180 TL from Bodrum Airport to Gundogan.
This is by far the best, the most preferred, convenient, safe and fastest option to get to Gundogan 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 Gundogan.
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).