Holidays in Gümüşlük

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Situated on the north-western shores of Turkey's charming Bodrum Peninsula in the Aegean Sea, Gümüslük is a sparkling seaside gem, known for its spectacular sunsets over the calm bay. Some say that the town's name (Gümüs means 'silver' in Turkish) comes from the steely shimmering moonlight that glistens over the water at night. As it occupies the former site of the great ancient city of Myndos, Gümüslük is subject to strict anti-development and construction laws, meaning that Gümüslük holidays invite you to witness the unspoilt charm of a truly traditional fishing village.

Planning Gümüslük Holidays: Practical Information

Gümüslük's tranquility and sleepy pace make it feel isolated from the wider world. Although there are no direct transport links, Gümüslük holidays are only a short trip by taxi or minibus from Bodrum, where multiple flights come and go to during the summer. Alternatively there's the longer trip from Izmir, which receives flights from all around the world. The stunning summers in Gümüslük can be sweltering, while winters are pleasantly cool and never freezing; simply plan Gümüslük holidays based on personal temperature preference.

Gümüslük Highlights & Adventures

As well as being famous for its mouth-watering and widely-available fresh seafood at the colourful weekly farmers' market, Gümüslük is also a Turkish creative hub. The area attracts many domestic artists, and it is a good idea to check out some of the local arts and crafts stalls or attend one of many concerts and art events.

For a truly unique Gümüslük holidays experience, snorkellers can marvel at the ancient city ruins sunken into the sea by an earthquake. Those not wanting to get their hair wet can walk on water across the sunken causeway or explore the archaeological intrigue or breathtaking panoramic views from nearby Rabbit Island.

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